Ireland accused of “making a mockery” of the Six Nations


Ireland have shown absolutely no sign of a Rugby World Cup hangover following their remarkable showing at the Six Nations so far.

Andy Farrell’s side once again crashed out at the quarter-final stages of rugby’s showpiece event in France last year, but they have completely parked that disappointment, and have been running riot in the Six Nations this year.

The men in green are three from three so far, with three bonus points to boot, ensuring maximum points in the championship.

They are already six points clear of second-placed Scotland and have an incredible points difference of +83 after three games.

And Irish Independent writer Eamonn Sweeney reckons they are “making a mockery” of the tournament, such has been their complete and utter dominance.

“Ireland are within two games of making a mockery of the Six Nations. Only Scotland and England can save the tournament’s honour by providing the holders with a proper test.

“Andy Farrell’s juggernaut has turned the competition into a procession…

“This kind of dominance has rarely been witnessed in the Six Nations. It’s a tribute to the remorseless efficiency of the green machine but makes for fundamentally undramatic viewing.”

“Harsh words have been levelled of late at the lack of atmosphere in the Aviva. But watching Ireland is like reading a whodunnit after someone gives away the ending before you finish the first chapter.”

What do you think? Are Ireland that far ahead of the chasing pack or can England or Scotland cause an upset in the final rounds?

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