Many Positives From 2017

The team Ireland settled for the runners up spot at the Six Nations, still there were many positives present for the Ireland rugby team in the year 2017. Notably, this is the huge successful summer tour of the United States as well as Japan in which a star was born and also has a 100 percent success record in the autumn international series.

The victory over the team South Africa, Argentina and Fiji at the Aviva Stadium in the month of November clinched the team of Joe Schmidt a return to third place in the world rankings. Also, Jacob Stockdale of Ulster confirmed his reputation as the most exciting prospect of the country during the series.

Team 21-year-old winger, who made a try-scoring debut in the win of 55-19 in the month of June over the US Eagles added two more opposite Argentina after marking his senior international appearance for the first time on home soil with a touchdown in the a record-breaking 38-3 victory opposite South Africa.

Despite securing second position in the event 2017, Ireland at least has the satisfaction that they prevented England from completing its Triple Crown and Grand Slam with the win of 13-9 in the final test in Dublin.

In doing so, men of Schmidt ended a second world-record which is 18-match winning sequence.

Ireland started the Six Nations with a disappointing score of 27-22 loss to Scotland, but a thrilling revival in the second-half failing to see them over the line ahead of 40 minutes indifferent opening.

Craig Gilroy Ulster claimed a quick-fire hat-trick by scoring his treble in the space of just 14 minutes at the time of 33-minute cameo after coming off the bench.

Ireland had its two wins from three a fortnight in Dublin later

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