Thursday 22 March 2018

Ireland's decline

2009 – P10, W9, D1 – wins v South Africa, Canada, England, France, Italy, Scotland, Wales, USA, Fiji. Drew with Australia.

Win percentage: 90pc

2010 – P11, W5, L6 – wins v Argentina, England, Italy, Samoa, Wales.

Win percentage: 45pc

2011 – P14, W7, L7 – wins v Wales, Australia, England, Scotland, Russia, USA, Italy x2). Win percentage: 50pc

2012 – P10, W3, D1, L6 – wins v Italy, Scotland, Argentina.

Win percentage: 30pc

2013 – Played 9, Won 4, Lost 4, Drew 1 – wins v USA, Canada, Wales, Samoa.

Win percentage: 36pc

Irish Independent

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