Wales showed they were no pushovers against Ireland today, denying the Shamrocks a chance of a Six Nations Grand Slam while also giving England hope of taking the title if they can beat Scotland and claim the Calcutta Cup later.
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A nervy first half saw no tries, but Wales captain Sam Warburton was put in the sin-bin and both sides making up the majority of their points from penalties, and a drop goal for the home side.
The second half saw both sides come out playing end-to-end rugby, with a winner looking like a definite outcome. Wales went from displaying an amazing and disciplined defensive display, to going up to the other end and scoring the first try through Williams to make it 20-9 to Wales.
Ireland were back in it eight minutes later, when the referee awarded them a penalty try. 20-16.
It wasn’t to be for Ireland though, as Wales scored another penalty before the end of the game and put up a strong defensive resistance, winning the game 23-16 and ending Irish hopes of a Grand Slam.