Wales vs Ireland Report
Ireland take the spoils in Cardiff
Simon Zebo dots down for Ireland
Ireland have consigned Wales to their 8th successive defeat after a dominant first half in Cardiff.
Ireland built an unassailable 30-3 lead early on before Wales fought back to restore some pride. But it was to no avail as Wales suffered a 30-22 loss at the hands of the improving Irish.
Livewire Simon Zebo profited from some O'Driscoll magic for the first points of the afternoon and an early Irish lead. Zebo featured again in Irelands next try, with Cian Healy the man to get the ball over the chalk. Johnny Sexton kept the scoreboard ticking along and Ireland had a 23-3 first half lead.
O'Driscoll claimed Irelands third try after the break and the match looked all but over until Wales finally came to the party. Ireland were camped in their own half for the rest of the match but the gap was enough as the men in green left Cardiff with victory.
Tries: Cuthbert, Halfpenny, Mitchell
Con: Halfpenny 2
Tries: Zebo, Healy, O'Driscoll
Cons: Sexton 3
Pens: Sexton 3
Yellow Card: Best, Murray