People can talk all they like about how little relevance this has to the World Cup later in the year but this mattered, it really mattered. Ireland struggled to get its game going.
I just wonder if the main coaches, an Australian and a New Zealander, have a proper grasp of this.
"They're a very risky team, they're hurting from what has been said in the media, we're expecting them to come out all guns blazing", said the scrum-half.
It would be a major surprise if the ace goalkicker, who did not play for the Scarlets against Benetton in the Pro14 last weekend, was to make his return to rugby in an global that could decide the destiny of the Six Nations title with both Wales and England having won their opening two matches.
I am in shock. In the decisive last 20 minutes on a feverish Saturday afternoon, it was all they could do not to string a few of them together and repeatedly dial 999. England, who suffered their first defeat of what has until now been a highly-impressive campaign, will take on Italy and Scotland at Twickenham.
Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar are both in training with Wales ahead of Saturday's Guinness Six Nations showdown against England.
The ball hardly got past nine and 10, we just kicked the ball to death, it was like the old days.
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Jones insisted: "We are very real about our performances". "There's a good chance there'll be tractors and buses holding them up".
Wales have not shown their hand at the moment and at home they are a different animal.
Wales had their tails up and Biggar helped them clinch it with a cross-kick for Josh Adams, that he somehow caught, gathered and lunged for the try in one of THE great scores of this year's championship. The kicking game was not working.
Wales centre Jamie Roberts said his team mates will be licking their lips at the prospect of derailing England. One Manu Tuilagi run was about the only time anyone saw clear air. On the plus side Curry had an unbelievable game and stood comparison with the much-vaunted Welsh back row. We'll back at it and we'll take from we need to from it'.
Asked about Wales as possible World Cup contenders, Gatland joked, "Apparently not, if you listen to a lot of pundits out there". They could nearly have put the game to bed by half-way.
Wing Jack Nowell and prop Ben Moon replace the injured Chris Ashton and prop Mako Vunipola respectively in the only two changes to the England starting side that thrashed Les Bleus 44-8 last time out. England matched them hit for hit but eventually buckled as the hosts went wide through George North who sent Hill over. Then Anscombe scored another. And yet England went into the break leading 10-3. "England seem to be playing the best rugby and if they can play anything like that it could be a good day".
Wales have not beaten England in the Six Nations since a record 30-3 victory six years ago destroyed English Grand Slam hopes.