RuggaMatrix International 066 – Munster Mash

The 6  Nations is about to be decided and there’s a remote chance Ireland could steal it but France is the hot favourite to not only win but claim another Grand Slam.

Ireland need to beat Scotland, a tough opponent, by a large margin and hope England can do the same to France (well not as well).

But there’s  controversy brewing with the last minute implementation of the new law interpretations that have already been championed and adopted by SANZAR.

Les Kiss reveals on this week’s show that the Irish camp were told on – Thursday – just two days before their clash with Wales that the game would be played under the new strict interpretations at the breakdown already in use in the Super 14.

Why this has happened as the tournament reaches its climax is unknown but there are plenty who are not happy about it.

We catch up with Munster Assistant Coach Laurie Fisher as they prepare to get their stars back in action. It’s a great chat with a pretty straight shooting coach who is very much at home after leaving the Brumbies a couple of seasons ago.

Laurie assesses Ireland’s chances for World Cup glory and he also gives us his views on the new law interpretations.


What happens when you move a player from the backrow to prop? How do you know when a player is suitable for such a change?

Some of the great Test players of all time started playing the game in a different position before becoming a master in the one that made them famous.

This IDA looks at all the aspects of making the change.

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