Wales avenge heavy loss by beating Ireland in Dublin RWC warmup

first_imgMonday Aug 31, 2015 Wales avenge heavy loss by beating Ireland in Dublin RWC warmup Ireland came within inches of beating Wales in the closing minutes of a tense Rugby World Cup warmup game in Dublin on Saturday. Wales coach Warren Gatland has since praised tryscorer Justin Tipuric, who contributed to the 16-10 victory. Both sides scored a try apiece but it was the boot of Leigh Halfpenny, and a late try-saving effort, that kept Wales in front, giving them a much needed boost ahead of the tournament.The Wales World Cup squad will be announced shortly, and Gatland is aware that he has some tough choices to make, particularly around the loose forwards, where he is spoiled for choice.“We’re blessed to have two world-class sevens,” Gatland said. “We know what a good footballer Tipuric is when he appears in the wide channels, but sometimes it’s that physicality and competing on the ball [that he has lacked].“But today he was just brilliant and he was a nuisance and just a proper seven, so we’re very lucky to have the quality we’ve got. It was probably the best performance I’ve seen from him in a big match in the Welsh jersey.”Regular skipper and number seven Sam Warburton missed the game as a precaution, following a slight shoulder injury he picked up in training. As Halfpenny showed how valuable a top notch kicker can be in big game rugby, it was his effort over the line on full time that helped towards preventing Sean Cronin from scoring what would have been a potentially match winning try under the sticks. If you missed it, you can watch highlights below and the full match on page twoADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Ireland , Wales Related Articles 27 WEEKS AGO IRFU back South African teams to join expanded… 29 WEEKS AGO James Lowe impresses with all-round performance… 43 WEEKS AGO De Allende back to full fitness ahead of… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more