Ireland started their 2021 Six Nations campaign with a record breaking 0 – 45 win against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.
A strong start saw Ireland race to a 24 – 0 lead in the first quarter with a brace from Eimear Considine and Beibhinn Parsons. Sene Naoupu added a fifth before the break.
Wales showed more resistance in the second half but two late tries from, the impressive Dorothy Wall and Hannah Tyrrell, Tyrrell adding five conversions throughout the game.
It’s been a disappointing tournament. Instead of showcasing the women’s game it has only served to highlight the gulf that exists across supposedly “elite” sides with an average of 58 points conceded across the four games played so far. Such uneven playing fields are not good for any of the sides.