Friday, 22 March, 2019

Ireland Defy Wales With Roof Request Ahead Of Epic Six Nations Clash

Conor Murray was one of the many players in green who struggled against Wales Conor Murray was one of the many players in green who struggled against Wales
Cassandra Castillo | 17 March, 2019, 11:37

Wales were as low as eighth in the rankings less than two years ago after finishing fifth in the Six Nations.

The Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland will be played under an open roof at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, despite very bad weather forecast in Cardiff.

Gatland, who steps down after the World Cup later this year, still tried to suggest they could creep in to the World Cup unnoticed but fell short.

"They deserve it. This group of players will run through a brick wall for you", he said.

"Gats [Warren Gatland] spoke about that extra five per cent you get when you're going for a Grand Slam - that really hard task that you're desperately keen to achieve".

"You can go into a lot of skill development and really fine-tune your game".

"Particularly great to show what a proud nation we are over last 9 weeks", said Jones.

"I thought the referee was pretty harsh on them on a number of occasions, but in saying that, Wales were by far the better team". They'll be gracious in defeat because Wales did a super job.

Ireland insist Millennium Stadium roof stays open

This comes after Ireland coach Joe Schmidt accused Wales of breaking tournament protocol by circumventing his side in the discussions whether the roof should be open or closed. Gatland added: "It's nice when predictions come true, isn't it?"

"Our discipline which usually doesn't let us down it allowed them to get the distance ahead of us".

"All I do is try to get the preparation right and the best preparation for top-class players is to be in pressure cooker situations and to try and work their way through them". Our physicality nullified what have been Ireland's strengths in scrum, lineout and runners off nine.

England remain in fourth after a 38-38 draw with Scotland at Twickenham.

"You are at home, there is a tidal wave of support behind you, and it built".

"I think I will enjoy that (winning three Grand Slams) afterwards, but the game is always about the players, and we stress that".

Warren Gatland became the first coach to win three Six Nations Grand Slams.

Asked about the roof situation, Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones said: "We know, as players, that it's going to be open". Belief is something you have to earn, and we are doing that.

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