愛爾蘭對澳大利亞。埃迪-奧沙利文對最後的測試 "有點擔心

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愛爾蘭對澳大利亞。埃迪-奧沙利文對最後的測試 "有點擔心

最後更新於.從愛爾蘭橄欖球部分

前愛爾蘭主教練埃迪-奧沙利文(Eddie O'Sullivan)表示,他擔心周六在都柏林舉行的秋季國家系列賽的最後一場比賽中會遭到澳大利亞的反撲。

愛爾蘭在11月保持不敗,戰勝了南非和斐濟。

"奧沙利文說:"我們是世界第一,所以如果他們把我們放走,就會給他們帶來很大的壓力。

澳大利亞在橄欖球錦標賽中獲得第三名,僅次於新西蘭和澳大利亞,並在2022年發現對陣南半球國家的生活很困難。

戴夫-雷尼的球隊以2比1輸掉了與英格蘭的夏季系列賽,並在11月輸給了法國和意大利--都是以一分之差落敗。

  • 無 亨肖和卡貝里被排除在澳大利亞比賽之外

小袋鼠隊在默里菲爾德對蘇格蘭的勝利也是以1分之差,奧沙利文補充說,他一直對愛爾蘭的第三次也是最後一次測試 "有點擔心"。

"我們已經看到了澳大利亞,在過去的幾年裡,他們的表現有高有低,"奧沙利文補充說,他在2001年至2008年期間擔任愛爾蘭的主教練。

"他們有一些精彩的表現,也有一些糟糕的表現。就他們所處的位置而言,他們確實一直處於一種被束縛的狀態。

"本周末讓我擔心的是,他們即將進入本賽季的最後一個周末,他們在意大利取得了糟糕的結果。

"他們可能會在澳大利亞的橄欖球界受到相當多的批評,但如果他們能在周末把愛爾蘭打倒--讓我們不要忘記,澳大利亞有能力完成這些表演--他們已經把目標放在我們的背上。

"儘管如此,我仍然認為我們應該在形式上擊敗澳大利亞,但如果我說我在進入本周末時沒有一點擔心,並認為澳大利亞不會在進入今年的最後一場比賽時拔得頭籌,那是在撒謊。"


Last updated on .From the section Irish Rugby

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan has said he fears a backlash from Australia in Saturday's final Autumn Nations Series game in Dublin.

Ireland are unbeaten in November with victories over South Africa and Fiji.

"We are number one in the world, so if they put us away it would take a lot of pressure off them," said O'Sullivan.

Australia finished third in the Rugby Championship behind New Zealand and Australia and have found life difficult against Southern Hemisphere nations in 2022.

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The Wallabies' victory over Scotland at Murrayfield was also by one point, and O'Sullivan added he has been "a bit worried" about Ireland's third and final Test.

"We've seen Australia, in the last few years, there have been highs and lows for them," added O'Sullivan, who was Ireland head coach from 2001 until 2008.

"They have had some fantastic performances and some poor performances. They have really been on a bungee-cord in terms of where they are.

"The things that worries me this weekend is they are coming into the last weekend of their season and they have come off a bad result in Italy.

"They are probably heading home to a fair bit of criticism in the rugby community in Australia, but if they can put Ireland away at the weekend - and let's not forget that Australia are capable of those performances - they have put a target on our backs.

"Having said that, I still think we should beat Australia on form but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a wee bit concerned heading into this weekend and that Australia weren't going to pull out one big one heading into their last game of the year."

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