Friday April 3, 2020

Six Nations: Farrell has big calls to make to put his stamp on Ireland

Ireland‘s head coach Andy Farrell has big calls to make after Ireland’s disastrous World Cup performance: he needs to broaden the team’s options in terms of players and gameplan

26th January, 2020
4
It will be interesting to see how Andy Farrell approaches his first Six Nations. Picture: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Spare a thought for Andy Farrell. This was not what he signed up for.

It was November 26, 2018 when the IRFU announced that Joe Schmidt would step down as Ireland head coach after the following year’s Rugby World Cup, with Farrell lined up to take the baton.

At the time of the announcement the Ireland squad were just preparing to put their feet up for Christmas following what was widely regarded as the most...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Pushing her body to the limit every time she gets into the water, Dingle-based Nuala Moore is always on the lookout for the next physically draining challenge

Rosanna Cooney | 5 days ago

Suspension of fixtures over Covid-19 outbreak puts severe pressure on rugby, GAA and soccer clubs

Barry J Whyte | 5 days ago

Sports business expert predicts the tournament would lose most of its audience if it moved behind a paywall

Barry J Whyte | 3 weeks ago