The data stack up versus Wales. Considering that Wayne Pivac succeeded Warren Gatland, the red dragons have actually won three of their 10 internationals. Those three wins have actually come two times against Italy and when versus Georgia.

Ireland beat Wales 32-9 the last time the teams fulfilled in the fall. Pivac is under pressure. That’s the depressing background to this afternoon’s international at an empty Principality Stadium. In contrast, Johnny Sexton has been broaching getting to the last fixture versus England with Irish title hopes alive. They were still in the running in the last round in 2015.

Yet the reality is that Ireland never ever looked like beating France in the last game. They would later on be well beaten by England for the second time in the