Pressure has never bothered Ireland’s head coach and he has rarely sounded more serene despite the prize at stake in Dublin
Grand slam fever is intensifying by the hour in Ireland but pressure has never bothered Andy Farrell. The head coach has rarely sounded more serene as he named an ominously strong home side for Saturday’s Six Nations finale, with the return of Robbie Henshaw and Dan Sheehan and the availability of a fit Caelan Doris set to make England’s task even tougher.
Farrell could even afford to joke about inviting his son Owen’s children to Ireland’s final training session to ensure they supported their grandfather’s team at the Aviva Stadium. “We’ll be trying to poach them into our captain’s run and see if we can squeeze them to cheer for Ireland,” said Farrell Sr, who has been encouraging his three-year-old grandson, Tommy, to pull on his green jersey this weekend. “I’ve told him to bring it so we’ll see what he wears on Saturday.”
Written by Robert Kitson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/mar/16/ireland-six-nations-grand-slam-decider-england-rugby-union under the title “Andy Farrell embraces family affair as Ireland’s grand slam fever intensifies | Robert Kitson”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.