Joe Schmidt Brilliantly Describes Paddy Jackson’s Lucky Conversion

They all count.

Ireland got themselves back on track in the Six Nations today with a nine-try rout of Italy in Rome. A hat-trick a piece for both Craig Gilroy and CJ Stander, along with a brace from Keith Earls and a brilliant solo effort by Gary Ringrose, ensured Ireland ran out 63-10 winners.

Stander’s first try came in the 17th minute, thanks to a sumptious offload by Heaslip to begin with, and an excellent floated pass by Simon Zebo to finish, leaving the back-row with a clear run into the corner.

The conversion by Jackson however, wasn’t exactly pretty, with Schmidt brilliantly describing it after the game as “one of the ugliest I’ve ever seen, like a wounded duck.”

They all count Joe.