Published 30/08/2011 | 05:00
•Four warm-up internationals in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup: Four defeats.
"There are a lot of positives we can take from it," Declan Kidney said in the post-match analysis. One wonders what "world" he is preparing his team for. Has any team ever worked harder to attain the title of "underdogs"?
A P McCabe
The Hollows, Co Tipperary