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Ireland are edged out by Wales
29 Aug 2015 20:08
Ireland 10-16 Wales
An odd afternoon at the Aviva Stadium saw Wales beat Ireland by 16-10 in an oddity of a match that will have given both coaches food for thought as they finalise their Rugby World Cup 2015 squads.
A converted try by Justin Tipuric and three penalites from Leigh Halfpenny proved enough to eclipse a try by Iain Henderson and a Jonathan Sexton penalty.
For Ireland, eye-catching performances by Iain Henderson and Robbie Henshaw were the positives with Henderson in particular making a strong case that he should start the big matches in the second row alongside captain Paul O’Connell.
On the negative side of the ledger, Ireland lost Richardt Strauss and Keith Earls to injury. Earls will be particular cause for concern as he was stretchered off after a lengthy stoppage.

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