Wales beat Ireland by 23 points to nine at Cardiff today (Saturday, 13 March) to win the Triple Crown of rugby football.
GV Scrum down, Wales attack, kicking from right to left, but fail to score
MV Scrum down, Wales get possession and after good passing score try through Gerald Davies in corner
MV Wales attack and John scores a drop goal (2 shots)
GV Scrum down, second half, Wales kicking from left to right, and score try through No. 14 Gerald Davies
GV & MV Good attacking move by Wales but ball cleared by Duggan
MV & GV No. 9 Edwards of Wales gets ball and scores try, crowd swarms on to field (2 shots)
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Background: Wales beat Ireland by 23 points to nine at Cardiff today (Saturday, 13 March) to win the Triple Crown of rugby football. They have already beaten England and Scotland this season. Ireland took an early lead but after the first half hour Wales fought back and finished convincing winners. Barry John and Gerald Davies of Wales were the men of the match, Davies scoring two tries in the last ten minutes.
SYNOPSIS: Thousands of Welsh rugby fans gathered at Cardiff on Saturday to see their countrymen play Ireland. Wales had already beaten England and Scotland and the big question was if they could defeat Ireland and so win the Triple Crown. Wales, kicking from right to left, fought back hard after Ireland took a lead of six points to nil.
The Welshmen were rewarded when, after a fine series of passes, their right-wing, Gerald Davies, got the ball and went over in the corner for a splendid try. Davies was one of the men of the match. The other was Barry John, architect of the Welsh attacks.
Another Welsh attack. John's kicking was continually dangerous and he dropped a goal to level the scores.
The interval was taken with the score at Wales nine, Ireland six. Wales had most of the ball in the second half and Gerald Davies scored a further try.
The Welshmen continued to pile on the pressure. Some good work here was stopped by a clearance by Ireland's Duggan.
By now Ireland had shot their bolt and Edwards made sure Wales would win the Triple Crown. The final score: Wales 23, Ireland nine.