Welsh he beat 21 to 16 a Ireland in the stadium Cardiff Principality by the first date of Six Nations 2021. Thus, he cleared up the doubts that he had left in 2020 and began his walk in the tournament on the right foot.
The game started in a very dynamic way, with both teams showing their offensive cards but with the logical nerves of their debut in the competition. Four minutes into the first half, the scoring was opened with a penalty of Leigh Halfpenny for Welsh.
At 12 minutes, the Red Dragon suffered the sensitive loss of the third line Dan lydiate for a blow to his knee that prevented him from continuing on the field of play, he instead entered Josh Navidi. Minutes later the expulsion of Peter O’Mahony on the side of Ireland, after an excessive action.
Another criminal of Halfpenny placed the partial from 6 to 0 for the local. Then, Jonathan Sexton was in charge of discounting for Ireland with a penalty to accommodate the meeting and decompress.
A new Sexton penalty tied the issue for the visit that without having much prominence, and without making enough merits, found equality before the end of the first half. From that start, Ireland had an incredible passage on offense and it all ended in the try of Tadhg Beirne. Thus the first half ended 13 to 6 in favor of Ireland.
At the start of the second half, Welsh hit first with the try of George North. The center broke the rival defense and nobody could stop it. Thus the Dragon entered the encounter again.
Taking advantage of the mental clean and jerk, on the first ball he touched Louis Rees-Zammit, I do not forgive. The young wing took the ball at the tip and made a great gesture to blow the rival ingoal. With the conversion of Halfpenny, his team went ahead 18 to 13. A new penalty from the fullback stretched the lead.
The admitted Billy burns discounted with a penalty, after the departure of Sexton per protocol, although this was not enough. In the last ball of the match, Burns only had to go into touch to bring his team closer to the rival, his kick went to the back of the court and the referee ruled the end of the match.
Welsh he had luck on his side and took an important victory against IrelandThus the local could change the logic of 2020 where it was difficult for him to find victory. On the visit side, he did not show his best version and paid dearly for his mistakes.
Ireland: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 James Lowe, 10 Jonathan Sexton (c), 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 3 Andrew Porter, 2 Rob Herring, 1 Cian Healy
Substitutes: 16 Ronan Kelleher, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Tadhg Furlong, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Will Connors, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Billy Burns, 23 Jordan Larmour
Welsh: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Johnny Williams, 11 Hallam Amos, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Adam Beard, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn Jones
Substitutes: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Rhodri Jones, 18 Leon Brown, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Josh Navidi, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Nick Tompkins