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Wales 21 - 16 Ireland

Wales 21 – 16 Ireland

Wales beat Ireland 21-16 in their Six Nations opener with Flanker O’Mahony becoming the first Irishman to be sent off in the Six Nations following a reckless elbow to the head of prop Tomas Francis.

The game’s controversial moment came in the 14th minute when Irelands O’Mahony was red carded for a reckless arm to the head of Francis when trying to clear out a ruck.

Referee Wayne Barnes showed the Munster man a deserved red and it looked as if the game’s complexion would change.

However for Ireland the game continued resulting in a 16 – 21 loss to Wales in Their opening Six Nations match.

 

Match Stats

Wales: (6) 21

Tries: North, Rees-Zammit Cons: Halfpenny

Pens: Halfpenny 3

Ireland: (13) 16

Tries: Beirne Cons: Sexton

Pens: Sexton 2, Burns

Man of the Match Wyn Jones

Line-ups

Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Johnny Williams, Hallam Amos; Dan Biggar, Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, Josh Navidi, Gareth Davies, Callum Sheedy, Nick Tompkins.

Ireland: Hugo Keenan; Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (capt), Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan, Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson Park, Billy Burns, Jordan Larmour.

Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

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