A shocking performance. A bit of bluster early on was all Wales achieved. With several injuries and several players so obviously past their best, the lack of any depth of international talent is very clear. The pack was hammered once again. It’s not clear what the coaches are trying to achieve. I can’t see it getting better any time soon.Ireland 32 : Wales 9
I remember when Wales used to win games.
Not a good Ireland performance but Wales didn't look capable of anything other than the odd penalty.
I apologise to those on the other side of the Severn Bridge, but I thought Wales were very poor, looked dispirited and allowed an average Ireland side to look better than they are.
I agree. I believe it was 18 penalties with 10 in the first 40 mins! It's not just discipline though - if you are going backwards at a rate of knots penalties mount. Add to that a dysfunctional set piece and it's going to be horrible (even against an average Ireland).It seems that Wales have been infected with the English disease of ten years or so ago - giving away far too many penalties. What was it yesterday? 17 if I remember correctly. I don't think any team can hope to win if they keep giving the opposition free chances to score either with the boot or with a try from close range, or by getting pushed back 50 metres or more down the park when they happen to get into the other side's 22.
watched a good match in the womans game, France V England Emily Scarrat was Impressive as usual, good alround game, easker1
How did Jack Willis go on his debut Paul?The women's rugby is an excellent watch, quality, committed and highly skilled players.
The England v Georgia game has also been good to watch in dreadful conditions. Georgia 'boast' the strongest scrum in Europe but England fronted that up within the first quarter with multiple scrums under the Georgia posts - by the 25th minute the Georgia scrum were 'hanging'. England's performance, even bearing in mind their opposition, was good. They played the opposition and the weather with consummate ease and a minimal error count. Georgia must be grateful the weather wasn't better. Well done to one of my local lads, Jamie George, an England hooker hat-trick!
How did Jack Willis go on his debut Paul?
scored a try (and one 50:50 that wasn’t given), 1 turnover... Georgia didn’t have the ball enough to give him that many chances.... carried and defended well... sub’d early second half.... I should imagine he was chuffed, but would have preferred another 10 mins
Would be good to see him get a run out against tier 1 (not Wales though..we might not be tier 1 much longer )
Maybe Matt, but I don't think 'wanting it' is going to be enough for this lot.I hope he makes the squad against Ireland next week, I’d like him to start, but I very much doubt he will
... I’d also guess that England in Wales will give them the kick up the arse they need