on how Rasnieber approach the game against Ireland and some of us, me included, hope that he uses the same strategy that worked so well against the ABs. It's an uncomplicated strategy whereby the forwards seek to dominate, and it works because it gels with DNA of the pack. But first, assuming our forwards are going to thunder and crunch the Irish with a 6/2 split on the bench Rasneiber needs to factor in the absence of the indispensable Marx who will leave the team a fetcher and ball carrier short which means that Mostert who is not a ball carrier or fetcher should not make the match 23. For the strategy to work the forwards need bulk. Libbock can then play off front foot ball and ignite a supercharged backline.
I fear though that Rasnieber will go the conservative way, instead they'll pick the loadshedded centre pairing of Kreil/De Allende and Mostert in the starting lineup and adopt a kicking game as a main strategy.
We all witnessed what happened to the ABs when they adopted a kicking game and in the process ditched their natural running game.
I hope I'm wrong.