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Manus Lappin writes: The IRFU have promised us an extensive search for Ireland’s new head coach. I hope they are genuine and that they don’t just go for the cheapest/most popular option.
Frank Quinn writes: The Italian defeat by 22-15 in the final game was a disaster of major proportions.
Frank Quinn writes: I have lost the faith, 80% possession and eight points to show for it, the trick with possession is where you get it, in your own half or your opponents. But when you get 80% - well you would have it all over the park.
Manus Lappin writes: I’m sure the headline has grabbed your attention, most likely in fury, but contrary to popular belief, I am of the firm belief that Declan Kidney must remain as Irish coach.
Manus Lappin writes: An interesting tweet by former Ulster and Leinster coach Matt Williams reignited an interest in what has become an old topic, ie why didn’t Eddie O’Sullivan get a look-in at Connacht.
Frank Quinn writes: The RWC draw is not sorted for Ireland, we retain 7/8th place – provided we beat Argentina and then go into the second tier of the draw (5-8), in early December in London. This is now a must win game.
Ireland 12 South Africa 16 by Frank Quinn
BY ADAM REDMOND
With 8 rounds gone in this elongated heavyweight contest over 22 rounds, we have a clear leader from Ireland as unbeaten Ulster top the table by two points with a game in hand - By Frank Quinn