Rugby – Tournament – Ireland outclasses Wales for the opening of the Six Nations Tournament


Next opponent of the fifteen of France (February 12, 5:45 p.m.) who faces Italy on Sunday (4 p.m.), Ireland made short work of the Welsh (29-7), Saturday afternoon at the Aviva Dublin Stadium, at the opening of the 2022 Six Nations Tournament. The match: 29-7 The next opponent of the fifteen of France (Saturday February 12, 5:45 p.m.) promises to be a sacred piece of resistance. Indeed, without ever giving the impression of engaging violently on the advantage line as they had done to defeat the All Blacks last autumn, the Irish gave the Welsh just one chance to score points, on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium, packed to the brim for the opening of the 2002 Six Nations Tournament and also the tribute paid to his old warrior Tom Kiernan, nicknamed The Gray Fox, rear (54 caps between 1960 and 1973), scorer and captain of the Green Devils, then president of the Irish Federation, who died last Thursday at the age of 83. read also The film of Ireland – Wales We do not know if we should note the zero points of the Welsh in Dublin until six minutes from the end to underline the quality of the Irish defense, his grip on the ball to deprive the opponent of ammunition and his playing times multiplied, or specify that the teammates of the stainless Jonathan Sexton won the offensive bonus on the hour mark after scoring in the 3rd by Aki on their first action, then in the second half (44th, 51st) with a double from Conway sinking at the end of the line into the Welsh defense like butter and a breakthrough from Ringrose (60th) as in training. Strong in the scrum, excellent in the counter in touch and always so precise in their varied offensive movements, the Irish will not appear at the Stade de France next week as expiatory victims. Defending champions and six-time Tournament winners since 2005, Wales were unrecognizable. Clumsy, yielding to contacts, unable to build an action worthy of the name, dominated territorially and in possession of the ball up to two-thirds/one-third, penalized or beaten on the ground on their initiatives, the Welsh were only sparring partners and the suspense was only worth knowing when and how they were going to be able to end up scoring a few points. They saved the honor in the 76th minute on an interception for Basham’s try (76th) between the posts. It was the only time the Irish gave them alms. 3 Usually extremely accurate in shots on goal, Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton – uncharacteristically for him – missed two well-placed penalty goals (10th, 14th) and a conversion (60th) in the swirling wind of Aviva Stadium before leaving in the 65th minute to the ovation of the public. The fact: the green score without a false note Jonathan Sexton’s teammates interpreted their game to perfection, multiplying precise passes from all positions and varying the angles of travel without ever losing the tempo. To believe that they were reading a score under the baton of their veteran opener Sexton (36), who distributed the game with accuracy without ever forcing his talent. By mirror effect, the rare Welsh movements could not support the comparison with the Irish performance, impressive of mastery, fluidity and efficiency. read also Schedule and results of the Six Nations Tournament

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