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Tops / Flops Wales-Ireland: Doris monstrous, the Welsh drown in the first half


The huge performance of Caelan Doris, the disastrous first 40 minutes of Wales... Discover the tops / flops of the victory of Ireland (10-34).


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Omnipresent Caelan Doris

Leinster's third line was everywhere today against Wales.

The number eight first distinguished himself by scoring the first try of the game after the second minute of play. Launched by his scrum half Conor Murray, Doris flattened the first try of the game.

Subsequently, the Leinster player multiplied in defense, scratching and attack.

In an already impressive third line, he will be, with van der Flier, to watch next week in Dublin against the France team.

The Irish defense almost impermeable

The Irish still conceded a try in the second half on a first-hand attack from three-quarters of Wales.

But throughout the match, the forwards and three-quarters of the XV of clover were impressive in defense.

The pair of McCloskey-Ringrose centers did not spare themselves, chaining the decisive tackles, like the one on Biggar in the first half which prevented a Welsh revolt.


A disastrous first half

The Welsh simply did not exist in the first half.

Overwhelmed by the aggressiveness and the Irish onslaught, captain Ken Owens' teammates conceded three tries in the first half by James Ryan (2nd), James Ryan (9th) and James Lowe (21st).

The men of Gatland completely went through but still sounded the revolt in the second period.

The two unruly teams

In addition to being overtaken in the first half, the Welsh were undisciplined.

In 32 minutes, the leek XV suffered 9 penalties.

Then in the second half, it was the Irish who were the most penalized by Karl Dickson.

The Welshman Liam Williams notably received a yellow card after a dangerous tackle on Jonathan Sexton.

Source: lefigaro

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