hugonaut wrote: ↑March 21st, 2021, 7:19 amAnother thing to mention was that we took a lot of shots at goal. Obviously you have to get kickable penalties in order to have the option, but I can't recall another game in the last six or seven years when we took so many kicks – 6 penalties for 18 points. Having just checked, it looks like Sexton has never kicked 6 penalties in a test match before.
I think we quietly learnt our lesson in the Autumn and the Munster comeback against Clermont was a reflection of the new strategy.
You can defend a line out on your line, you can’t defend a penalty kick.