Keep an eye on Scrumbag’s poll on who’s likely to qualify in Pool D (aka The Pool of Death)… At the moment 16 punters (47%) reckon it’s going to be Ireland 1; Argentina 2. Eddie O’Sullivan is taking it one game at a time, and refusing to play the bonus points game. If RTE thinks the French result is bad for Ireland, for now, Bernard Laporte is holding on to what he can from that Argentinian match.
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