Ireland 21 - Wales 23

By Simon Lister on Feb 10, 12 01:45 PM in

What a game and what a weekend.

There were 4 of us that made the journey over for a long weekend without match tickets!

Having enjoyed a few Smethwicks & Guinness and experienced the Guinness factory, we made our way over to a quieter pub on the north side of the Liffey on Sunday lunchtime to grab a seat in time for the game.

I've watched the game in a sober state since returning and realised how well we did to win the game. Essentially I believe that our determination and ability to play for 80 minutes won us the game. I predicted the worst when Bradley was given the yellow card, Ireland really should have closed the game out, however they couldn't seem to stop our ferocious attacking backs!

Well done to Priestland & Roberts for playing well with so little game time in the past few weeks. Ian Evans in the backrow also played very well considering he's been injured over the last season or so.

Everytime I watch Jonathan Davies's try it gets better, and it makes me smile when Jeremy Guscott is left purring after the game and says 'that's as good as what New Zealand do', so well done Mr North, thats a big compliment.

How Leigh Halfpenny must have been feeling taking that final penalty - only he knows!

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