Ireland have made three changes to their set up for the weekend test against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday with backs coach Alan Gaffney stating that small errors must be cut out from their game.
The Irish became unstuck against France over a week ago despite some dubious refereeing decisions but that has not forced the management into sticking with the same starting XV. Of all the changes the most significant must be that of Ronan O’Gara replacing Jonathan Sexton who strangely has not found his true form during this campaign.
Another important change, and a fans favourite to say the least is that of the return of Tommy Bowe after missing the opening two matches with a knee injury. His re-inclusion is sure to re-ignite some fresh ideas into what looked a predictable back line.
Gaffney is however certain that only a few tweaks need to be made for the Irish to be back to their best.
“It’s a case of tweaking the balance of the game we’re trying to play.”
“Sometimes you can kick to attack and sometimes you can run out of defence, it’s about picking the right options at the right times. We don’t have to do anything crazily different, we just need to cut out the small errors that are costing us dearly.”
Scotland meanwhile, despite a promising Autumn, are looking for their first win of the campaign before facing an England side that could possibly be heading for a Grand Slam depending on the result against France at the weekend.