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  1. Controversial Wales try beats Ireland

    Controversial Wales try beats Ireland

    Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips scored a controversial second-half try to give his team a 19-13 win over Ireland in their Six Nations champio More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:80'
    • Wales
    • Ireland
    • - Well, that certainly wasn't pretty, but Wales won't care! They are right back in with a shout of winning this championship! Join us again tomorrow when England host Scotland to bring another cracking weekend of Six Nations action to a close.
    • 80+1' Ireland find the gap but play comes inside and Wales avoid conceding a last-minute try! Shane Williams boots the ball out of play and Wales have won!
    • 80' Wales holding Ireland off around five metres from the line. We're into overtime now. Ireland desperate to keep the ball alive.
    • 79' Ireland have one last throw of the dice from this lineout...
    • 78' James Hook has been named as the sponsor's Man of the Match.
    • 77' O'Brien does his best to make the most of Stringer's poor pass. Time is running out for Ireland as Wales clear.
    • 76' Ireland put into touch for a lineout, and they make some replacements designed to attack it.
    • 75' This is attritional stuff now. Wales continuing to grind their way forward inch by inch. This is real filth.
    • 74' Wales have pretty much ground to a halt in their 10th phase of play just inside the Ireland half. The match is losing momentum just when Ireland need it most.
    • 72' Wales are making a good job of sapping the confidence and ideas out of Ireland's play. Stringer's kick forward is a poor one. They are still within a converted try of winning this match, but they are not playing like it just now.
    • 70' Daft's very withering assessment of Wales' tactics: "At the moment Wales are­ kick aimlessy and wander. A far more confusing tactic­ than actually putting the ball into a dangerous area­ with the boot and trying to get it back."
    • 69' It's a quality kick from Hook, and Wales stretch their lead to six points! Ireland have it all to do.
    • 68' Wales have another penalty, and this time it's in the Ireland half in a central area. Hook will go for his fourth kick from five attempts...
    • 66' We're into the 11th phase of this Ireland attack, and finally the visitors concede a penalty. Stoic stuff from the Welsh.
    • 65' This is better from Ireland. Play is whipped across to O'Driscoll, who then runs his way back across the back line.
    • 64' Bradley Davies is hauled down after winning the lineout, and Ireland win one of their own.
    • 63' The ball is being kicked back and forth. Neither side seems sure of how to approach the final quarter of this game.
    • 61' Ireland turn over again, this time slap bang in the centre of the pitch.
    • 59' Austin K says: "Kidney really screwed up his timing in removing­ O'Gara". It would appear so. Poor old Sexton.
    • 58' Pundit Jonathan Davies is quoting law 19.2d, which states that when taking a quick throw-in it must be done with the same ball that went into touch. Wales used a different ball for their quick pass which led to the try. Controversy reigns in Cardiff.
    • 57' Rees is OK to continue. Wales move forward from his lineout. Wyn Jones keeps looking to drive through the centre, and he is getting more and more success every time.
    • 56' Matthew Rees is having his shoulder looked at now. Wales have already lost one man with a dislocated shoulder today.
    • 55' Wales will put into the scrum after an Ireland knock-on. Reader therealjones says: "Wales kick and chase, kick and chase, its all­ they've got at the moment". Perhaps, but it's got them leading this match at the moment!
    • 54' Sexton misses the penalty! The replacement has only been on the pitch for four minutes, and he fires his kick wide of the post! Is the tide turning in Wales' favour now?
    • 53' This game has come to life now as Fitzgerald goes over the line, but the whistle had already gone for a forward pass. Sexton will take the kick...
    • 52' Hook converts from a tight angle and Wales lead for the first time in this match!
    • 51' Referee Jonathan Kaplan consults with TMO Geoff Warren, and gives the try!
    • 50' TRY!! Where did that come from? Mike Phillips charges down the left flank and dives over the line! Ireland are protesting because the quick lineout which led to that passage of play was made with a different ball!
    • 50' John Sexton replaces O'Gara for Ireland.
    • 49' Jonathan Davies is penalised for not releasing the ball, but O'Driscoll could have just as easily been called up for the initial tackle.
    • 48' Reader Sean Cullen responds to Raymond's earlier comment: "And if Darcy and Fitzgerald can rediscover their­ attacking flair, there WILL be only one winner!"
    • 47' An error by Irleand and Wales snatch the ball! Shane Williams goes with his boot and chaes the kick, but O'Driscoll is across to cover behind the try line. Restart from the 22.
    • 46' Keith Earls juggles the ball and skips about as he tries to keep the ball in play! The flag stays down, but some of the fans close to the Irishman reckon it was out.
    • 45' Brian O'Driscoll has made 54 appearances in Five and Six Nations rugby, two short of fellow Irishman Mike Gibson's record.
    • 44' Yapp helps break up the Irish move and Williams kicks forward, winning a lineout five yards from home. The move ends with a penalty to Ireland, which O'Gara kicks into touch as he slips. More pressure from Wales, who have been the better side this half.
    • 43' Bowe runs after his own kick down the right flank and shoves the Welshman to collect the ball out of play. Lineout just inside the Wales half for Ireland.
    • 42' O'Driscoll slices his clearance into touch from the Ireland try line. The ball is yet to leave the Ireland half since the restart.
    • 41' James Hook gets the second half underway for Wales!
    • 40' O'Gara can hardly miss right in front of the posts from seven metres out, and Ireland go into the break four points to the good, and it's a lead they deserve.
    • 40' Ireland rush forward and Sean O'Brien drives to within five metres of the Welsh line. - it took three men to stop him! O'Driscoll finds Fitzgerald, who fumbles, bu the referee calls play back for a penalty against Phillips.
    • 39' Ryan Jones and Mike Phillips win their 50th caps for Wales today.
    • 38' Halfpenny belts it through the posts and Wales are back to within one point of Ireland!
    • 37' Ireland concede another penalty for offside after the referee tried to play advantage. Leigh Halfpenny will take this one...
    • 35' O'Gara with the little chip on the Welsh 22 and he follows it up after Byrne slips over. Wales have some defending to do, and Phillips eventually clears his team's lines.
    • 34' Criag Mitchell has dislocated his shoulder. That's a blow for the Osprey's forward.
    • 33' O'Gara's kick is just about strong enough to go over the bar, and Ireland lead by four.
    • 32' Wales collapse a scrum and Ireland get their first penalty. O'Gara will go for the points from range.
    • 31' Ireland making a swifter attack forward this time, but now Wales turn over possession. Both sides struggling to keep hold of it at the moment.
    • 30' Wales sweep across to the left but they lose their momentum and, eventually, the ball. That has been the theme of much of this half.
    • 28' Hook gets his kick right from out on the left this time, and Wales move to within one point of Ireland!
    • 27' Byrne is pulled back as he surges down the left. Wales making good ground, but play is called back for a penalty after referee Jonathan Kaplan had played advantage.
    • 26' Byrne slips over as he comes to collect a punt forward from Ireland. This turf is notorious for that.
    • 25' Another penalty conceded by Ireland for not rolling away, in the Wales half this time.
    • 24' The home crowd are getting behind their team, but it's Ireland who are in possession. Ryan Jones breaks up the attack well and Shane Williams intercepts the kick forward.
    • 23' Fitzgerald's pass out wide was poor and looked forward, but Ireland retain the ball and the referee allows play to continue.
    • 22' Warburton picks up the loose ball and Wales can attack. They have a man over and Shane Williams charges through, but he is stopped in his track but a big hit from Luke Fitzgerald. Williams is penalised for not releasing the ball.
    • 21' Ronan O’Gara becomes 5th player to reach 1,000 points in international rugby. England's Jonny Wilkinson (1,190) has the most. (Infostrada)
    • 21' Ryan Jones grabs O'Gara's kick well and offloads to Rees. Ireland are holding Wales on the halfway line.
    • 20' Hook makes no mistake this time and Wales are on the board!
    • 19' Shane Williams tries to beat Wallace with a dummy beat he doesn't get through. Wales have another penalty dead in front of the posts now.
    • 18' Warburton wins the Wales lineout and Wales try to build again. How costly will that miss be?
    • 17' James Hook dispatches his kick from wide on the left but it just goes wide of the far post. Disappointed groans go round the Millennium Stadium.
    • 16' Shane Williams has his run down the right checked. Wales bring it back across and win a penalty for an Irish tackle not rolling away. We have had to wait 16 minutes for the game's first penalty!
    • 15' Leigh Byrne reads O'Gara's kick well and sends up a kick of his own that forces a hurried clearance into touch. Wales have the lineout deep in Irish territory.
    • 14' Craig Mitchell has injured his arm, and is replaced by John Yapp.
    • 13' Bowe hands off his club-mate Shane Williams but can't make any more progress down the right.
    • 12' O'Gara dinks the ball over the top and Fitzgerald manages to keep it in Irish hands.
    • 11' Ireland collapse the scrum from their own put-in. The referee has words and we go again. This time Wales put plenty of pressure on the out-ball.
    • 10' This is better from Wales, moving the ball more smoothly now, but Ireland are still limiting their progress.
    • 9' O'Gara has scored 545 points in Five and Six Nations competition, a record. He's four ahead of England's Johnny Wilkinson.
    • 8' Reader Raymond says: "If Wales run down the O'Gara-Darcy channel there­ can only be one winner."
    • 7' O'Connell leaps to win a Wales lineout for Ireland. The visitors have looked sharper in every department so far, but it's still early days.
    • 6' Ireland win their lineout and punt upfield. Leigh Halfpenny is underneath it and sends it back up to O'Gara.
    • 5' Wales have the lineout just outside the Irish 22. Alun Wyn Jones tries to sneak the ball through but his pass goes behind its target.
    • 4' Ronan O'Gara converts for his 1000th point scored in Test rugby. An incredible record.
    • 3' TRY!! Tommy Bowe pushes forward before offloading to Brian O'Driscoll, and the Ireland skipper goes over the line!
    • 2' The Irish pack drives forward from the restart and make good ground. Play comes across to the left and Jamie Roberts makes the tackle on O'Callaghan.
    • 2' Right away Eoin Reddan is down injued after blocking Lee Byrne's kick at point-blank range with his face! The Ireland back also fell awkwardly. He is replaced by Peter Stringer.
    • 1' Ronan O'Gara kicks off and we're underway in Cardiff!
    • 17:02 The anthems have been belted out, and we're almost ready to go...
    • 16:59 There is a short silence in memory of the many people who lost their lives in yesterday's earthquake in Japan. As you would expect, it is impeccably observed.
    • 16:58 The Welsh team emerge on to the field through a cloud of red smoke and jets of fire roaring all around. This match promises to be just as hot.
    • 16:57 Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll insists his side's form is not far removed from that which saw them claim a first Grand Slam in 61 years just two seasons ago: "We are not a million miles away from where we were a couple of years ago, but we have a little way to go." O'Driscoll: Ireland near their best
    • 16:56 The roof on the Millennium Stadium is open this afternoon. Ireland head coach Declan Kidney has been left bemused by suggestions that his side are responsible for it being open for that - claiming they were not asked for their preference. Ireland, Wales dispute roof call
    • 16:55 Colin Montgomerie has been out parading the Ryder Cup, won of course as Wales' Celtic Manor, and now the crowd are belting out a joint rendition of The Fields of Athenry. Stirring stuff.
    • 16:55 HEAD-TO-HEAD: Wales have won 62 of their 115 meetings with Ireland. The visitors have emerged victorious on 47 occasions. The winner of this match will draw level with leaders England, who play Scotland at Twickenham tomorrow. Six Nations table
    • 16:50 It has already been a remarkable day in this year's tournament as Italy pulled off the biggest shock in recent memory as they beat France 22-21 at the Stadio Flaminio. Match report
    • 16:45 IRELAND: 15-Luke Fitzgerald, 14-Tommy Bowe, 13-Brian O'Driscoll (captain), 12-Gordon D'Arcy, 11-Keith Earls, 10-Ronan O'Gara, 9-Eoin Reddan; 8-Jamie Heaslip, 7-David Wallace, 6-Sean O'Brien, 5-Paul O'Connell, 4-Donncha O'Callaghan, 3-Mike Ross, 2-Rory Best, 1-Cian Healy.
    • 16:45 WALES: 15-Lee Byrne, 14-Leigh Halfpenny, 13-Jamie Roberts, 12-Jonathan Davies, 11-Shane Williams, 10-James Hook, 9-Mike Phillips, 8-Ryan Jones, 7-Sam Warburton, 6-Dan Lydiate, 5-Alun Wyn Jones, 4-Bradley Davies, 3-Craig Mitchell, 2-Matthew Rees (captain), 1-Paul James.
    • 16:40 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s live coverage of the Six Nations clash between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium!
  • Summary

    Wales versus Ireland
    Phillips 50’ Tries O'Driscoll 3’
    Hook 52’ Conversions O'Gara 4’
    Hook 20’, 28’, 69’, Halfpenny 39’ Penalties O'Gara 33’, 42’
      Drops  

Live Team Line-Up

  • Wales

    Manager: Warren Gatland

    On the Field

    • James
    • Rees Substitution Out (72′)
    • Mitchell Substitution Out (13′)
    • Davies
    • Jones
    • Lydiate
    • Warburton
    • Jones Substitution Out (60′)
    • Phillips Try
    • Hook
    • Williams
    • Davies
    • Roberts
    • Halfpenny
    • Byrne

    Subs

    • Peel
    • Jones
    • Thomas Substitution In (60′)
    • Yapp Substitution In (13′)
    • Stoddart
    • Hibbard Substitution In (72′)
    • Powell

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

  • Ireland

    Manager: Declan Kidney

    On the Field

    • Healy
    • Best Substitution Out (76′)
    • Ross Substitution Out (69′)
    • O'Callaghan Substitution Out (76′)
    • O'Connell
    • O'Brien
    • Wallace
    • Heaslip Substitution Out (70′)
    • Reddan Substitution Out (1′)
    • O'Gara Substitution Out (50′)
    • Earls
    • D'Arcy
    • O'Driscoll Try
    • Bowe
    • Fitzgerald Substitution Out (72′)

    Subs

    • Cullen Substitution In (76′)
    • Stringer Substitution In (1′)
    • Wallace Substitution In (72′)
    • Leamy Substitution In (70′)
    • Sexton Substitution In (50′)
    • Court Substitution In (69′)
    • Cronin Substitution In (76′)

    Injured

    None

    Suspended

    None

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