Ireland sweep Wales aside to keep Six Nations grand slam bid on track

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  • Ireland 31-7 Wales
  • Champions run in four tries to secure bonus point

No sign of any letup. Ireland did not have to be at their best to beat Wales comfortably. The bonus point was not secured until the last play of the game, but you almost had to remind yourself that it had not been. This dismantling of a brave Wales team was total. Now for England at Twickenham.

Let us not reach for too many cliches, but that one about men and boys does spring to mind. Wales are hard and flexible, but do not possess anywhere near the firepower they were up against here. It was something of an achievement to turn around just 17-0 down. And then they tore into the second half. They needed a penalty try for their only points, scored just after the break, but Ireland did not like what the visitors were doing at that stage.

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Written by Michael Aylwin at the Aviva Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/24/ireland-wales-six-nations-match-report under the title “Ireland sweep Wales aside to keep Six Nations grand slam bid on track”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.