Wales take a drubbing from Ireland in Dublin

Wales lost their second 2014 Six Nations game in Dublin against the Irish. Leigh Halfpenny was the only Welshman to get points on the board. The game ended Ireland 26-3 Wales.

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Williams out of Six Nations with shoulder injury

Scott Williams suffered a shoulder injury in Saturday's clash against Ireland Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Wales centre Scott Williams has been released from the Six Nations squad after suffering an injury in the game against Ireland.


Gatland: 'Exceptional' Ireland 'dominated us up front'

Warren Gatland said Wales' performance against Ireland on Saturday was "very disappointing", adding that the difference between the two sides was Ireland's domination up front.

Wales' 26-3 defeat in Dublin on Saturday was their first loss on the road in the Six Nations since they were beaten 28-9 in Paris three years.

It means the defending champions face an uphill struggle if they are to achieve a record three Six Nations titles in a row.

Ireland 26-3 Wales (FT)

Ireland's Gordon D'Arcy against Wales George North and Alex Cuthbert during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland. Credit: Brain Lawless/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Wales suffered their first defeat of this year's Six Nations, as Ireland romped to a 26-3 victory in Dublin.


Alun Wyn Jones: We'll 'grow' as tournament goes on

Wales are preparing to take on Ireland tomorrow, as the defending champions continue their quest to become the first team to win three Six Nations titles in a row.

Warren Gatland's side made a slow start to the defence of their 2013 title last Saturday, winning 23-15 against Italy at the Millennium Stadium, with two tries apiece.

But Alun Wyn Jones - who captained Wales last weekend instead of regular captain Sam Warburton, who was recovering from an injury - thinks the team will "grow" as the tournament progresses.

Jones relishing battle with Healy

Jones has won 90 international caps. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Welsh prop Adam Jones has admitted he's looking forward to taking on his opposite number Cian Healy when Wales take on Ireland tomorrow.

Their scrum battle looks to be one of a number of key individual encounters in what will be a fascinating encounter at the Aviva Stadium:

"I was sad to see him get injured (during the Lions tour). We've seen how good he is. He's come back stronger and he's probably one of the best, if not the best, loosehead in the world at the moment. I will look forward to playing against him." - Adam Jones

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