Wales beat Ireland at the Millennium Stadium, winning 19-13 in a dramatic, if unspectacular match.
Ireland led early on through a Brian O’Driscoll try, but James Hook’s boot kept the home side in touch – and it was after half-time that was the crucial play of the match.
When Mike Phillips scored after an illegal quick line-out, it looked as though it would be a turning point – Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll were both livid that Jonathan Kaplan let the try stand. The quick throw should not have been allowed because a different ball was used from the one that was kicked out by Ireland.
Ireland had a chance to win the game at the death, and it looked as though they had worked an overlap, but they borught it back in-field, presumably looking to get closer to the posts to make the conversion easier. Unfortunately it didn’t matter, because yet another knock-on brought the match to an end.
That quick throw-in will be the main talking point – what did you think? It was clearly a crucial score, but did Wales deserve to win anyway? Or was Ireland robbed.
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