Ireland head coach Andy Farrell

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell expects three wins starting with Italy

IT’S been a frustrating 2021 Six Nations for Andy Farrell but the Ireland coach is quite clear what is needed over the next month - three wins on the bounce to restore a little confidence and optimism.
Ireland have lost four of their last five Six Nations games including the first two matches this season and although fans can point to Peter O’Mahony’s sending off costing them dear in Cardiff and the narrowness (15-13) of their defeat against France that doesn’t cut it for Farrell.
“Three victories is what we expect of ourselves now,” he insists. “We’ll have to show our character. Italy are w...

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