Wales beat Ireland 23-16 in Six Nations


Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Wales ended Ireland’s Grand Slam hopes with a hard-fought 23-16 victory in the Six Nations at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Wales, after a massive defensive effort, had led 15-9 at the interval, four Leigh Halfpenny penalties and a Dan Biggar drop-goal cancelling out three Jonathan Sexton penalties.

Scott Williams scored a try for the home side in the second half, but Ireland bounced back with a penalty try converted by Sexton, before Halfpenny nailed a fifth penalty and Wales held on for their third victory of the tournament against one loss.

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