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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

82'
Conversion

Jack Crowley converts the try.

82'
Try

Ireland are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Tadhg Beirne picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

80'

This is dangerous for the defence as Tadhg Beirne bursts through to advance the Ireland attack.

80'

Conor Murray sets up the try.

80'

Sam Costelow comes on.

75'

Cameron Winnett comes off.

75'
Yellow Card

James Ryan (Ireland) is shown a yellow card

74'

A gap opened in the defence and Cameron Winnett took full advantage.

73'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Cian Healy getting some game time.

72'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Andrew Porter being replaced.

72'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Ioan Lloyd getting some game time.

72'

Wales decide to make a substitution, with Sam Costelow being replaced.

72'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Conor Murray getting some game time.

70'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Jamison Gibson-Park being replaced.

70'

A gap opened in the defence and Ryan Baird took full advantage.

68'

Wales make a substitution with Gareth Thomas coming on.

67'

Wales make a substitution with Corey Domachowski coming off.

67'
Conversion

The Ireland supporters go wild as Jack Crowley successfully kicks the conversion.

67'
Try

Ireland are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Ciaran Frawley touching down.

66'

The defensive line has been broken as Ciaran Frawley goes through the gap.

66'

Jamison Gibson-Park sets up the try.

66'

Ireland make a substitution with Stuart McCloskey coming on.

66'

Ireland make a substitution with Calvin Nash coming off.

66'

Wales make a substitution with Kieran Hardy coming on.

66'

Wales make a substitution with Tomos Williams coming off.

66'

The defensive line has been broken as James Lowe goes through the gap.

65'

Ryan Elias comes on for Wales.

59'

Elliot Dee leaves the field.

59'

Corey Domachowski comes on for Wales.

59'

Gareth Thomas leaves the field.

59'

What a run here by James Lowe as they get over the gainline!

58'

Mason Grady comes on for Wales.

56'

Josh Adams leaves the field.

56'

Ryan Baird comes on.

54'

Peter O'Mahony comes off.

54'

James Ryan comes on.

54'

Joe McCarthy comes off.

54'

Oli Jager comes on.

54'

Tadhg Furlong comes off.

54'

Ronan Kelleher comes on.

54'

Dan Sheehan comes off.

54'

Mackenzie Martin comes on.

54'

Alex Mann comes off.

54'

Will Rowlands comes on.

54'

Adam Beard comes off.

54'

Dillon Lewis comes on.

50'

Keiron Assiratti comes off.

50'

Jack Conan comes on.

50'

Josh van der Flier comes off.

50'

Bundee Aki makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

44'

The referee has had enough, awarding the penalty try to Wales.

42'
Yellow Card

Tadhg Beirne (Ireland) is shown a yellow card

42'

Fabulous play by Ireland has led to Bundee Aki being able to wriggle through a gap.

40'

Fabulous play by Ireland has led to Tadhg Beirne being able to wriggle through a gap.

40'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'
Conversion

Jack Crowley does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

32'
Try

Silky skills by Ireland ends with a try for James Lowe.

31'

Trouble here as James Lowe breaches the defence.

31'

Spellbinding play by Calvin Nash is finished off with a try.

31'
Conversion

Jack Crowley makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

21'
Try

Great forward play by Ireland allows Dan Sheehan to score the try.

20'

A gap opened in the defence and Dan Sheehan took full advantage.

16'

A gap opened in the defence and Dan Sheehan took full advantage.

8'
Penalty Goal

Jack Crowley kicks the penalty.

6'

The defensive line has been broken as Robbie Henshaw goes through the gap.

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We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Ireland v Wales

Six Nations - Round 3
Sat 24th February 2024, 09:15am
Aviva Stadium

Points Flow Chart

 
Ireland
Wales
Ireland
Time in lead
Wales
77
Mins in lead
0
94%
% Of Game In Lead
0%
38%
Possession Last 10 min
62%
7
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Crowley
31 - 7
82'
Beirne
29 - 7
80'
Ryan
24 - 7
74'
Crowley
24 - 7
67'
Frawley
22 - 7
66'
Penalty Try
42'
17 - 7
Beirne
17 - 0
42'
Half Time
Crowley
17 - 0
32'
Lowe
15 - 0
31'
Crowley
10 - 0
21'
Sheehan
8 - 0
20'
Crowley
3 - 0
6'
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
3.1
9
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
1.1
6
Entries

Attack Profile

Ireland
Wales
More Less More

Defence Profile

Ireland
Wales
More Less More

Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
59%
49%
3-6 secs
30%
31%
6+ secs
8%
13%
130
Rucks Won
109

Other Fixtures

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Who Will Win?

On Saturday 24th February, Ireland will host Wales at the Aviva Stadium in the third round of the Six Nations Championship.

Ireland will enter this clash as the favourites. After all, they’re the defending champions and they won the Grand Slam last year. Plus, the 2024 Six Nations is the perfect chance for them to bounce back from a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign that ended at the quarter-final stage.

That said, Wales cannot be discounted. They’ve improved markedly since Warren Gatland returned as head coach, and some of their young attacking talent looks bright. Plus, they enjoyed a relatively successful Rugby World Cup campaign. Although a Welsh win in Dublin would be a shock, it certainly isn’t out of the question.

Think you know which way Ireland vs Wales will go? Vote in our poll.

Head-to-Head

Recent head-to-head form suggests that Ireland should win this match. After all, Andy Farrell’s men have won four out of the last five meetings between the two sides, with Wales winning the other. During this period, Ireland have averaged 27 points per match. Meanwhile, Wales have only averaged 12.

History also tells us that home advantage will be important for Ireland. After all, the home team has won 80% of the last five meetings between these two teams.

Team Form

Ireland are coming into the 2024 Six Nations Championship with a point to prove and a score to settle. Although they’re the reigning champions and they captured the Grand Slam last year, they endured a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign and were eliminated at the quarter-final stage.

By contrast, Wales are rounding into form under the leadership of Warren Gatland. After a few years of below-par performances (including a fifth-place finish at the Six Nations last year), they’re now rejuvenated and looking to the future. They also enjoyed a solid Rugby World Cup campaign at the end of last year, where they reached the quarter-final stage.

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try. We’ve also detailed how often each team has scored the first points in a game and how often they’ve won the race to 10 points.

Player Head-to-Head

Past encounters between Ireland and Wales have been littered with historic individual performances. In fact, ties like this have often been settled by one moment of magic or an individual error.

But, who will be the star of the show this time? Well, with this in mind, here’s how Johnny Sexton and Gareth Anscombe have performed in recent clashes between the two teams.

Other Fixtures

Historically, Ireland vs Wales matches have been must-watch encounters. However, there are plenty of other top-class rugby matches taking place over the next few weeks, too. This includes several crucial Six Nations matches.

Take a look at all the upcoming fixtures and latest results with us and plan your viewing.

When did Ireland first play Wales? When did Ireland first play Wales?

Ireland first faced Wales in a rugby match in 1882. Wales won this game 2-0.

Who has won more matches against the other, Ireland or Wales? Who has won more matches against the other, Ireland or Wales?

Since 1882, Ireland and Wales have faced each other 134 times. Wales have won 70 of these matches, while Ireland have won 57. A further seven matches have been drawn.

Who has won more Six Nations Championships, Ireland or Wales? Who has won more Six Nations Championships, Ireland or Wales?

Since 2000, Wales have won six Six Nations Championships, while Ireland have won five. Since 1883, when the Home Nations was first contested, Wales have won 28 outright titles and claimed a further 11 shared wins. In the same timeframe, Ireland have won 15 outright titles and claimed a further eight shared victories.

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