Woeful Wales walloped

Wales slumped to their eighth successive defeat in their Six Nations opener against Ireland.

Ireland won 30-22.

Wales were well and truly thumped in Cardiff, trailing 30-3 early in the second half and there was no way back from the first half torture that saw Ireland change ends with a match-winning 23-3 lead.

Wales, so close to World Cup glory in New Zealand in 2011, have been in free fall ever since.

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