In his latest diary on the road to recovery, Brian O’Driscoll gives us his views on the game on Sunday and Ireland’s upcoming trip to Paris to face France.
It was tough viewing from an Irish perspective even though I found myself in one of the best seats in the house at the Aviva stadium on Sunday. As a guest in the Presidental box I had to temper my enthusiasm.
On the balance of the rugby played, the better team on the day won but we had an opportunity to close out the match. In any sport there are days when you don’t play wonderfully well but still manage to secure a result.
Obviously we were in a position to win the match but were unable to drive it home. The lads will know that better than anyone.
We let the Welsh come onto us too much and ended up paying the price. The team has endured setbacks in the past and come back strongly.
Paris is not the ideal venue to turn things round, given Ireland’s record there, but the focus will be on getting the performance right. That’s something you can control.
It’s been a quiet time for me, just dedicating myself to the rehabilitation process and things are progressing nicely. I’m not great at watching matches generally, so the sooner I can get where I need to go the happier I’ll be.
I went to see ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ recently and unfortunately it didn’t quite live up to my expectation – the book for me was better.
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