Monday 23 January 2017

Key to conquering mighty All Blacks

Published 30/11/2010 | 05:00

I will never, even for an instant, doubt that Ireland have the raw physical and intellectual capacity to win a Rugby World Cup or defeat the New Zealand All Blacks on regular occasions.

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In order, however, to fulfil this potential we will have to change how the mental aspect of the game is addressed from our under-age levels upwards.

The basic infrastructure is already in place, in terms of competitive club and schools cups, to facilitate improvements in our game. It is not a question of more money. It is a question of a mental shift.

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