Schmidt plots Six Nations course

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Although Joe Schmidt will pore over the footage in the coming weeks, for the rest of the population this November won't live too long in the memory. Captain Rory Best called for consistency and his team delivered it on Saturday in solid, unfussy style.They brought their 2017 campaign to a close with a seventh successive victory, delivered by 52 different players. Joe Schmidt has broadened his squad and delivered results at the same time.

Against Argentina, his team built a score and put the result to bed by the 42nd minute. Then they underwent an unwelcome 38-minute stress-test and found out a few things about their defence.
At the end of it all, the coach was left lamenting the three tries that went against his team but when he reflects on the month he'll have gotten plenty of value out of the players' reaction to the pressure the Pumas exerted.
By spring, he will be dealing with new circumstances. Players will return, others will be injured, contracts will be sorted out and the long-term future of leading lights like Jamie Heaslip and Jared Payne may be clearer.
For Authentic Jean-Gabriel Pageau Jersey all of that, this is a solid base to work off. A year ago, Ireland were feeling good about http://www.chiefsshop.us.com/WOMENS-ERIC-FISHER-JERSEY.html themselves and failed to show up for their first Six Nations game. Their next step is to show they've learnt their lesson.In their two bigger Tests this month, they impressed in building a score but took their foot off the gas during the third and fourth quarters.
"It's a nice return from November, 3-0 is pretty good," Rob Kearney said."We got a good start but they clawed back into it and we had some scary moments in the second half."We've started games really well, but towards the mid-part of the second half of the South Africa game we went a little cold and we did the same against Argentina."That spell after 15 to 20 minutes of the second half will be a real work-on for us."
Kearney and his team-mates return to their provinces for two months of key Javier Baez Womens Jersey European and interprovincial battles before they reassemble at Marshall Faulk Youth jersey the end of January to begin plotting their Six Nations campaign.Schmidt has a head-start on them. Despite their draw with Japan in Racing 92's new U-Arena on Saturday night, France already have his attention.
Beat Les Bleus, and Ireland have three home games before finishing away to http://www.officiallaramsauthentic.com/Kurt-Warner-Jersey.html England in Twickenham on St Patrick's weekend. It's all set up."It has been in the back of my mind because we know how tough that's going to be," the coach conceded. "When they turn up they are so tough. That's been our experience anyway."
Although he was left frustrated by elements of Saturday's win, in particular the second-half performance, Schmidt was happy with the window as a whole."Yes and no. I know it is a little bit paradoxical to say I am delighted with the Guinness series and frustrated by a few things we didn't get right," he said.


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