Easterby: We Can’t Give South Africa Space This Weekend

Easterby: We Can’t Give South Africa Space This Weekend

Assistant Coach Simon Easterby spoke about the areas for improvement in their performance as he says Ireland can’t give South Africa the same amount of space in the first half this weekend in Durban.

Easterby started by saying that everyone is training and that's good news, as it means they will be able to field a full strength squad to face South Africa on Saturday in their second test.

Easterby went on to to talk about Irelands perfomance this past weekend and what went wrong for them. 

“They put the ball into space which we anticipated but we didn’t deal with that as well as we should have done,” he said.

“Sometimes a team will find a way to get into space, we didn’t shut that down in the way that we would normally do.

“There are plenty of fixes for that but essentially, we have to be better on both sides of the ball especially in the first half. As the game went on we grew massively into the game and we finished strongly. We will take a lot of confidence from that.

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