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Ireland well off the pace as Grand Slam champions Wales run riot

17 March, 2019, 06:59 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Johnny Sexton of Ireland looks dejected

Wales last reached second spot during the last Rugby World Cup after stunning England during the pool play.

It's been a Six Nations to forget for Ireland but Schmidt says the current crop will be "gracious in defeat" and take today's defeat "on the chin".

"He (Gatland) is the man at the top and it filters down, we have been under pressure and he has been unwavering and unflappable he has a bit left on his contract but sure we will miss him".

Best, who was hoping to emulate Paul O'Connell by winning back-to-back Six Nations as Ireland captain, is hoping to end his distinguished Test career by leading his side beyond the last-eight at a World Cup for the first time.

"It was a fantastic performance".

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And the team gave coach Warren Gatland, who will step down after the Rugby World Cup later this year, a ideal Six Nations sendoff.

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"They will run through a brick wall for you and we are a tight knit group".

"We are just trying to slip under the radar we know on our day we are capable of beating good teams", said Gatland.

Gatland eulogised about Jones in answer to Davies labelling him as the best player of all time for Wales.

Ireland went into the game with an outside chance of title success, but the final Six Nations game for head coach Joe Schmidt and captain Rory Best will quickly be erased from the memory. Wales were as low as eighth in the rankings less than two years ago after finishing fifth in the Six Nations.

"We lost to two very good sides and we have to address why".

Sexton, the World Rugby Player of the Year, and scrum-half Murray were both called ashore in the final 10 minutes but Schmidt explained that he wanted to keep the pair on the field even though they were underperforming.

Another Anscombe penalty opened up a 13-point lead as the interval approached and, with the rain pouring down, Ireland appeared more miserable than the weather, being dominated by a title-hungry Wales team.

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