Ireland keep their dream alive

Ireland’s chances of a first Six Nations Grand Slam remain alive after their 22-15 defeat of Scotland.

The Scots led at half time, but Brian O’Driscoll’s men dominated the second half, and once they’d regained the lead, they never really looked like losing.

In Rome, Wales edged past Italy with a 5-point win, and with nine changes to the side that lost to France, they never quite got going. With ten minutes to go, Warren Gatland was looking slightly uncomfortable as they trailed by two points until Tom Shanklin scored the decisive try.

The result is the delicious prospect of Ireland versus Wales in the final game next weekend. The Welsh hopes of lifting the trophy are fairly slim due to their inferior points difference, but they’ll be determined to prevent an Irish Grand Slam at all costs.

What are your views on Saturday’s action? Did Scotland deserve to win? Did Wales deserve to lose?

3 thoughts on “Ireland keep their dream alive

  1. I’m already anxious about the weekend’s game in Cardiff. I think Ireland will have to be at the top of their game to beat Wales in front of a partisan crowd at the Millenium Stadium…let’s hope O’Gara doesn’t bottle it.

  2. Ireland will want it slightly more than Wales, this may work either for or against them. I can see Wales just pipping it, but not geting anywhere near 13 points. It may all be a big anti-climax.

  3. ireland to beat wales by 3 or so. i think ireland want it more and kidney will have them prepared. i can see a very tight game by ireland (keep it up the jumper aka munster). can see wales getting frustrated and trying to play running rugby and being stopped by a good defence.

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