Mike Ross has more to contribute to Irish team

In an interview with The Avondhu this week, Ballyhooly native Mike Ross felt the game against Argentina was there for the taking once Jordi Murphy touched down for Ireland’s second try.

Ireland’s Mike Ross with Rabah Slimani and Bernard le Roux of France during Ireland’s win over France at the 2015 Rugby World Cup Group D match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff in October. Photo: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

When Argentina’s Joaquin Tuculet touched down in the corner in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup against Ireland, a nation held its collective breath.

Match referee Jérôme Garcès, having consulted with the TMO, blew his whistle to signal a try and Nicolás Sánchez duly converted to push the Puma’s lead out to 12.

Three minutes later and the game was up, Juan Imhoff had gone over for Argentina’s fourth try and Ireland’s ugly record in World Cup quarter-finals continued …

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