Former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick believes England and Ireland possess the greatest threat to ending the All Blacks’ hegemony at the World Cup. Fitzpatrick expects both northern hemisphere sides as well as Wales — currently on an 11-match winning sequence — to shine on the global stage. “England have really gone to another level, Ireland have real depth and to win World Cups, you need depth, and Ireland’s got that without question and so have England. “I just think that England and especially Ireland have got our number in terms of the way we play the game. The Awards also showcase the work of Laureus Sport for Good, a charity which uses the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage.
Source: The Irish Times February 18, 2019 15:00 UTC