Rugby U


Jonny Wilkinson was a fantastic player, but I'm not so impressed with him as a pundit. Anyway, Sexton's kicked off the second half.

42' Kearney with a run up to the Wales 10m line, and the second half looks a lot like the first after the opening two minutes. Sexton tries a kick over the defence, which Halfpenny returns. Ooh, a drop goal attempt by Kearney from halfway. It doesn't go anywhere near the posts though. He's no Jonny Sexton...

44' Ireland luck that bounced backwards as Farrell drops it in the tackle, and the Irish have the ball inside their own half. Box kick by Murray is claimed by Williams, who's immediately turned over. Ireland with the ball on the Welsh 10m line.

46' Up inside the 10m line, and Kearney's through! Earls just about gets an offload away...what a take that is from Murray, but he's gone to ground...

TRY for Ireland! Leavy powers through over the posts, and such was the speed of Ireland's attack that that looked inevitable. CONVERTED by Sexton.

47' Wales take their own restart, but Halfpenny is forced to knock on under pressure. Wales just can't get hold of the ball.

Woah. Tackles made: Ireland - 34 Wales - 129 That's insane.

49' Ireland are coming again as Sexton puts up a kick for Earls to chase... Taken by Evans! But he's dragged into touch. Ireland in total control at the moment.

50' Irish maul is inching forwards, now faster as it approaches the line... Ball flung wildly out by Murray, but Wales were offside, and Ireland kick for the corner, looking for the bonus point try.

51' There is no let up from Ireland here. Wales steal the lineout, but are forced back behind their own line. 5m scrum for Ireland.