Higgins and I think one or two other players are the only ones to have played rugby from childhood. The rest are ex Basketball/Gaa players who decided to give rugby a crack and 3-6months later they're in the Ireland team.LeRouxIsPHat wrote: ↑September 25th, 2021, 11:23 pm Just watched this and the scenes at the end were truly awful, really feel for them.
No disrespect to McMahon (although I think she was lucky not to be sent off) but if Molloy had started I think they’d have won. There really needs to be some kind of investigation into that situation, it just seems off.
Djougang was unbelievable, not just the try, she had one handoff that knocked someone back about 5m. Moloney was great around the park too. I hadn’t really understood why Higgins was so highly rated but got it more today, could have seen her being top class by World Cup time.
One thing I really can’t get my head around is how little ball Parsons gets. It’s not like she needs space to do damage, just give her the ball as much as possible.
Djougang is an exception, she never even heard of the sport about 4 years ago and now she's a world class front row off to ply her trade in France with Clermont.
She spent covid on the front line btw.
Girls don't play rugby in sufficient numbers to have a team, and if you manage to get enough to play for your club, who are you going to play against?
All your mates play Gaa, soccer or hockey at weekends why not give that a go instead.
You have to be really determined to hang around the local rugby club and play with the boys while all your pals are off together playing other sports.
You're going to get kicked off the team at 13 anyways. Why would ye bother?
Numbers, numbers, numbers! That's the only way it'll get better.