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Wales hopes dashed

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Monday, February 10, 2014

DUBLIN - Ireland has put a huge dent in Welsh hopes of a record third Six Nations title in a row, with a clinical display in Dublin's Lansdowne Road as they ran out 26-3 winners.

Warren Gatland's men simply never got close to the hosts, who tactically outmanoeuvred the giants in red, and boasted raw strength and aggression to complete the rout.

Ireland have not begun a Six Nations with back-to-back victories since the Grand Slam year of 2009, and this comprehensive result will have them dreaming in Dublin.

"Well it always helps to have the first two games at home and we would be disappointed not to have four points," said Ireland's outstanding captain Paul O'Connell.

"Still it puts us in great heart for what will be a tremendous challenge against England at Twickenham in a fortnight," added the lock.





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