Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Kidney frustrating Ireland's progress

The IRFU should not make the same mistake with Ireland coach Declan Kidney it made in 2007.



That year, the IRFU famously granted Eddie O'Sullivan a contract extension just before Ireland embarked on an awful World Cup campaign. O'Sullivan's extension was cancelled shortly afterwards at a cost.

Kidney's excessive conservatism is preventing Ireland from building on the 2009 Grand Slam. Ireland needs a head coach who can take it to a higher level.

JOHN REID

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