Boss only 50-50 to be on plane to Rugby World Cup

Updated: August 4, 2011

Isaac Boss has said that he will be “absolutely broken” if he fails to make Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squad and bookies Ladbrokes have it 50-50

Boss, who has 13 Irish caps, was born in New Zealand and dreams of playing in the tournament which is this year being held in his native country. He qualifies to play for Ireland as his grandmother was born in this country,

“It will make it special with the World Cup being held in New Zealand,” Boss said.”One of the matches is in Rotorua, which is half an hour away from where I grew up. Without a doubt I’d be absolutely broken if I didn’t get there. If I did get there then it would be a nice thing that it’s back in New Zealand.”

At present it appears as if Boss is third in the pecking order for Ireland, behind Tomas O’Leary, Eoin Reddan with Conor Murray & Peter Stringer close behind. However, he is hoping to make an impact in the upcoming series of matches and stake a claim for the finals:

“I’ve been working hard over the last couple of seasons and moving from Ulster to Leinster has been good for me.I’m lucky to be in the extended squad. If I get game time hopefully I can make every minute count.That’s my only focus at the moment. All you can ask for is a chance. I knew that with my ability I’d be back in the Ireland squad at some point. I was given a couple of minutes last year against Samoa and I hope that’s not the extent of it.”

Ladbbrokes have betting on who will go to the world cup and its very interesting with the Scrum Halfs :
Eoin Reddan 1/100, Tomas O’Leary 1/14, Isaac Boss 4/5, Conor Murray 2/1,Peter Stringer 4/1.

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