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Friday 26 December 2014

Rugby World Cup: Confident Ferris believes the best of Ireland is yet to come

Stephen Ferris was one of the heroes of Saturday's 15-6 victory over Australia
Stephen Ferris was one of the heroes of Saturday's 15-6 victory over Australia

Stephen Ferris last night insisted that the best of Ireland has yet to be seen at this World Cup.

Ulsterman Ferris was one of the heroes of Saturday’s staggering 15-6 victory over the highly fancied Australians — a result that has been lauded as the greatest in Ireland’s rugby history.

But Ferris believes the men in green can actually play even better than that — and make a big impact in the later stages of the tournament.

“We didn't peak against Australia. There's definitely a lot more attacking ability to come from us,” he said.

“This wasn't a one-off performance, we knew this was brewing and we're glad it happened against Australia. We'll be targeting a big win on Sunday against Russia — and a big win against Italy after that.

“If we keep playing like we did against Australia, we can go a lot further in this tournament.”

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