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Six Nations - round two

  • [half-time]IRELAND 13-0 WALES 
    Not the most attractive 40 minutes of rugby but Ireland definitely had the better of it. Ireland clearly looking to work from one set-piece to another, while Wales are yet to get a break in free-play. 
    2/8/2014 3:16:02 PM
  • HALF-TIME
    So can Wales mount a second-half comeback? Or will Ireland continue to kick them to death behind an Irish pack that have comfortably had the upper hand in the first 40 minutes.
    2/8/2014 3:17:16 PM
  • Try-scorer Chris Henry is congratulated by Devin Toner

    2/8/2014 3:18:39 PM
  • Players return to the field and Priestland kicks to the Irish pack to get the second half underway. 
    2/8/2014 3:26:22 PM
  • 41 mins: Looked like it could have been a better start for Wales as they win the line-out and Roberts races forward. Yet again, Wales lose possession however and Ireland kick for territory. 
    2/8/2014 3:28:22 PM
  • 43 mins: Ireland work their way through the phases before O'Driscoll opts for the grubber through the Welsh defensive line, it takes a deflection and Ireland have the line-out. 
    2/8/2014 3:29:45 PM
  • 44 mins: Ireland win the line-out but Wales wrestle them to ground to avoid another driving maul. There is a penalty advantage for Ireland after a man was taken out at the ruck. No advantage for the hosts, penalty to Ireland and a chance to take a 16 point lead. 
    2/8/2014 3:31:30 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]IRELAND 16-0 WALES
    Four from five for Sexton as he bisects the uprights and the pressure on Wales heightens. 
    2/8/2014 3:32:39 PM
  • 47 mins: Wales starting to find the necessary impetus as Roberts breaks through O'Driscoll's tackle and Wales recycle the ball on the Ireland 10 metre line. 
    2/8/2014 3:33:47 PM
  • 48 mins: Ireland remain resilient, they hold Wales up on five metres and their persistence pays off as O'Mahony drives over and forces a penalty in Ireland's favour. First time Wales have worked through the phases and posed any threat. 
    2/8/2014 3:35:41 PM
  • 50 mins: Another penalty to Ireland. Warren Gatland will have plenty to say about this indiscipline. Sexton kicks just outside the Welsh 22 and Ireland take the line-out to establish another driving maul.  
    2/8/2014 3:37:19 PM
  • 52 mins: Finally, we have a completed scrum. Won by Wales from their own put-in and Ireland and soon penalised for not releasing. Priestland kicks for touch around the Irish 22. 
    2/8/2014 3:39:22 PM
  • 53 mins: Wales had the numbers on the right but O'Driscoll breaks down the play well by make a fine tackle on Cuthbert. 
    2/8/2014 3:40:27 PM
  • 54 mins: Wales make it inside the Irish 22 before Warburton knocks on and gifts another penalty to Ireland. That's a seventh handling error from Wales this afternoon. 
    2/8/2014 3:41:51 PM
  • [substitution]Paul O'Connell, who returned from a chest infection today, is replaced by Dan Tuohy and Martin Moore is introduced in place of Mike Ross in the Irish front row. 
    2/8/2014 3:43:23 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]IRELAND 16-3 WALES
    Halfpenny makes no mistakes with his first kick of the afternoon after Ireland were penalised at the scrum. Wales finally on the board. 
    2/8/2014 3:44:56 PM
  • Wales' lineout was a cause for concern in the first half in Dublin

    2/8/2014 3:45:06 PM
  • 57 mins: Halfpenny's kick inside the Welsh 22 is charged down by Kearney but it doesn't fall favourably for the hosts. Wayne Barnes brings it back for a 22-metre drop-out. 
    2/8/2014 3:46:18 PM
  • [penalty-rugby]59 mins: Sexton sends the ball high once again and Wales concede the penalty. Jenkins with hands in the ruck and Ireland could regain their 16-point advantage.
    2/8/2014 3:47:48 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]IRELAND 19-3 WALES
    Sexton on target again with another precision kick in testing conditions. Ireland reasserting their authority on the tie. 
    2/8/2014 3:48:53 PM
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    2/8/2014 3:49:02 PM
  • [substitution]Changes all round as Joe Schmidt brings Fergus McFadden on for Andrew Trimble, while Warren Gatland freshens up the Welsh  front row. Rhodri Williams and Ken Owens on to replace Richard Hibbard and Adam Jones. 
    2/8/2014 3:51:56 PM
  • Johnny Sexton has stuck the boot into Wales this afternoon...

    2/8/2014 3:52:27 PM
  • 63 mins: Heaslip picks up and carries off the back of the Ireland scrum before Sexton kicks deep into Welsh territory. Wales awarded the throw-in at the line-out, it looked like Halfpenny got a touch but the referee says the ball had already gone out of play. 
    2/8/2014 3:54:13 PM
  • 64 mins: Wales win a penalty from the line-out and O'Mahony has words with Wayne Barnes, who warns the Irish flanker about his conduct. Thin ice. 
    2/8/2014 3:55:04 PM
  • [substitution]Disruption for the Irish pack as Dan Tuohy seems to have picked up an injury, he is replaced by Tommy O'Donnell. 
    2/8/2014 3:55:52 PM
  • 66 mins: Wales pressing forward well Williams breaks down the right wing before encountering traffic. Wales work back across the field and win a free-kick, which Phillips opts to take quickly. 
    2/8/2014 3:57:18 PM
  • 67 mins: Penalty advantage given to Wales and Phillips takes it quickly. Ireland on the back foot and Wales drive over the line but Barnes is quick to deny the try. The ball was held and crawled over the line. That will feel as much like conceding a try for Wales. 
    2/8/2014 3:59:10 PM
  • [substitution]Another change in the Ireland front row as Jack McGrath comes on to replace Cian Healy. 
    2/8/2014 3:59:38 PM
  • 70 mins: Wales win the scrum with their own put-in but Henry is all over Faletau and the Irish pressure pays off once again. 
    2/8/2014 4:01:43 PM
  • 71 mins: Sexton kicks for touch just outside the Welsh 22 but as he kicked the fly-half went down to feel his hamstring. He appears able to continue for now. 
    2/8/2014 4:02:51 PM
  • [substitution]Jake Ball comes on to make his Wales debut at 29-years-old, he replaces Andrew Coombs in the second row. Paul James on for Gethin Jenkins in the Welsh front row.
    2/8/2014 4:04:05 PM
  • 72 mins: Ireland claim their own line-out and drive the maul towards the Irish line before Wales manage to find the turnover. 
    2/8/2014 4:04:36 PM
  • [substitution]Great cheer for Rory Best as he departs the field. Sean Cronin on in his place. 
    2/8/2014 4:05:05 PM
  • 74 mins: Sexton puts his body on the line, put himself in the face of Roberts and forces the knock-on. The No 10 could well be in trouble but his sacrifice has won a penalty for the hosts. 
    2/8/2014 4:06:28 PM
  • [substitution]Johnny Sexton unable to continue, he is replaced by Paddy Jackson as Ireland prepare to put into the scrum. 
    2/8/2014 4:07:13 PM
  • 76 mins: Ireland racing through the phases as they charge forward but McFadden passes forward and Wales take the scrum put-in. 
    2/8/2014 4:08:44 PM
  • 78 mins: Wales attempt to switch direction but still they are swarmed by emerald green shirts. No way through for Wales and Ireland win the penalty as Wales fail to release. Excellent ruck work from O'Donnell. 
    2/8/2014 4:10:35 PM
  • 79 mins: Jackson drives the kick into the Welsh 22 and Ireland win the line-out and look to force the driving maul forward again. 
    2/8/2014 4:12:00 PM
  • [rugby-union]IRELAND 24-3 WALES
    The maul took more than 20 metres before Murray takes it out of the back and offloads to Jackson, who races over the line to add to Welsh woes. 
    2/8/2014 4:13:28 PM
  • [goal-rugby-league]IRELAND 26-3 WALES
    Jackson adds his own extras after a brief fracas. Williams went on late on Jackson after he had already touched down, there may well be retrospective action take on that one. 
    2/8/2014 4:14:52 PM
  • 80 mins: We're into added time and Wales are refusing to give up the fight as they drive on towards the Irish line but they lose possession. 
    2/8/2014 4:15:36 PM
  • 82 mins: Ireland not finished here. They race down field and continue to recycle through the phases. O'Mahony loses the ball at the breakdown however and Barnes calls time. 
    2/8/2014 4:16:31 PM
  • [full-time]IRELAND 26-3 WALES
    All over in Dublin and Ireland march on. Two from two for Joe Schmidt in his first ever 6 Nations campaign. Wales lacked discipline in the first half and it cost them. Johnny Sexton's kicking game allowed Ireland to dictate the run of the play throughout and the pack dominated at the breakdown and with set-pieces. Both tries came virtue of powerful driving mauls as Ireland make their best start to a 6 Nations campaign since 2009; they will all remember what happened that year, grand slam!
    2/8/2014 4:19:20 PM
  • Ireland take top spot in the 6 Nations table with that authoritative victory over Wales. Can England or Scotland keep the pressure on as attention turns to Murrayfield?
    2/8/2014 4:28:31 PM
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