Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Preview Scotland Vs Ireland

We all know what Scotland will do on Saturday after losing to the Italians, they will shut up shop and play very defensive rugby. To be honest it's really their only hope of keep the score down to a respectable level against this confident Irish side. We saw Scotland do this last year against England and France, and it worked. The Irish side will be prepared for this type of play and will have come up with a plan. In the "Art of War" by Sun Tzu he talks about adopting an, "active defense" when against stronger opponents. The active defense tires the stronger opponents out making them run around trying to find the way through the defense, whilst you wait at your leisure. I am sure there will be nothing leisurely about defending against Ireland, however the idea of making the attackers force their way through thus resulting in them tiring out the attackers still holds true.

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