CM – Stephen Ferris: Ireland really deserves to beat New Zealand by 30 points no matter what the scoreboard says

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Ireland’s James Lowe celebrates Ireland’s penalty kick in the last few seconds of the game with Garry Ringrose and Tadhg Beirne

The Men in Green basically just stood on the All Blacks’ throats and let them go for the entire game just not off the hook.

They basically refused to give New Zealand a respite, especially in the second half.

In fact, it was really that one-sided for me. They actually hammered them, although the scoreboard obviously didn’t reflect that Ireland was better in every department.

The intensity they brought with them, the style of play they brought with them from minute one, the All Blacks have in my opinion initially shocked and then proved to be too much for them to get enough field position to get what they needed.

It was just a joy to watch Andy Farrell’s team even when they were in This first half (which ended with a 10-5 lead for New Zealand) wasted many chances.

They have paid off their victory and look really good for the Six Nations. I think it also has to be said that last weekend’s result against Japan was huge to get into the All Blacks.

As I watched Ireland take kickable penalties into the corner, it made me think that in the past few years we may have shown the All Blacks too much respect as if we got a simple penalty that we always took.

In other words, build the score, but this Ireland has it All Blacks just pressured and even though they came back at halftime they really put a lot of pressure on New Zealand.

But I think the mere effort of keeping Ireland out and doing tack after tack added to it led the All Blacks to look like they ran out of gas in those 10 or 15 minutes after half time.

It was also 15 points for Ireland in those 20 minutes after half that showed how tough it was she works We were able to offer and deliver when it really mattered.

The All Blacks closed properly, but the big moments came in those last 10 minutes. Joey Carbery’s kick crawls over the crossbar after the excellent James Lowe tackle and Peter O’Mahony turnover and then his light kick that goes through from Tadhg Beirne’s turnover.

Ireland made the big decisions too, like when the All Blacks only came over for a forward pass but Ireland got these calls because, let’s face it, they had the momentum the whole time and that momentum proved irresistible peak too early or whether this squad really finds their groove in the way they want to play.

I think that’s how they’ll play as everyone is very comfortable with what is very positive and clearly a great yesterday’s finding.

This has built up and you could see it, even though it wasn’t fully, during the summer streak with a few off-loads and their attempts to play a bigger game g shot it.

There have been a lot of critics out there putting pressure on Andy Farrell and Mike Catt (attack coach) and I think their plans have worked out over the past few weeks and everyone is now on the same page / p> You know, only in the Aviva Stadium have I not felt such an atmosphere (of a full house) for a long time.

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