Ireland coach demands focus

March 14th, 2011 by James Barnes

Declan Kidney has told his Ireland players to move on after their defeat to Wales in Saturday’s Six Nations clash.

Many Irish players have spoken of injustice after a controversial try was awarded to Wales on the way to their 19-13 win. Captain Brian O’Driscoll was infuriated by Mike Phillips’ crucial second-half try after an illegal quick line-out throw-in.

However, Kidney has asked his players to not dwell on the incident, and concentrate on their next match with England.

“Our job is to prepare for the next game. If we keep looking at the past we’ll never get anywhere,” said Kidney.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, that’s the test. This tests the team. I don’t think it will be hard to get this calibre of player ready for England.”

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