Published: Mon, March 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Ireland seek Wales stepping stone for Six Nations England showdown

Ireland seek Wales stepping stone for Six Nations England showdown

Wales interim head coach Rob Howley has resisted calls to freshen up his team by naming an unchanged line-up for Friday's Six Nations clash with Ireland. There is always pressure on us to perform.

Eventually Ireland got back in the lead, scoring a try and they held out until the finish.

"I think the difference now is that when we talked about consistency four or five years ago, it was really good performance, really poor performance, really good performance, really poor performance".

After a 27-22 loss away to Scotland, which Ireland's players partly attributed to early-game lethargy after arriving at Murrayfield late because of traffic, they thrashed Italy 63-10 and battled past France 19-9.

"There is an opportunity to go out at home in front of our own supporters and deliver a performance which the players are proud of and for the supporters to support that".

"We have felt a lot of hurt, but they deserve a lot of credit for what has happened in the last couple of weeks because the results have not gone our way".

"We are no longer in the hunt for the championship, but there is still a lot for us to play for in what has been, as we expected at the start, a very competitive Six Nations", said Schmidt.

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"It's berserk, thinking that 2010 was my first game out here, and I am still going now", North said.

"He showed ambition, he had a number of touches and when he gets five metres out, he's very hard to stop".

"We want him on the ball as often as possible and Liam Williams on the other side made some important tackles as well".

Bath forwards Taulupe Faletau and Luke Charteris, who had been tipped in some quarters to come into the pack, again feature among the replacements along with fly-half Sam Davies, who is still waiting for his first Test start.

Wales enjoyed a superb defensive display and led 8-6 at half-time thanks to a 20th minute try from North, who bulldozed his way past three men and over the line, and a Leigh Halfpenny penalty.

"But when that happens close to the line that sometimes happens". "International rugby is about those fine margins and you can come up short".

"We were probably a bit surprised that Wales didn't kick the ball more, but we let them into the game with our defence".

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