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  Saturday, 13 October, 2001, 11:53 GMT 12:53 UK
Clockwatch: Wales 6-36 Ireland
Wales v Ireland clockwatch
All the key moments from the Six Nations clash at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, as Wales crumble before Ireland's late surge.

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Full-time: Wales 6-36 Ireland


80 + 4 mins: The fulltime whistle goes and Wales look stunned by the late Irish blitz, while the Irish look forward to next week's match at home against England.

80 + 2 mins: Ireland are running everything and suck in the Wales defence, allowing Horgan a simple run in on the right wing. O'Gara makes the conversion.
Wales 6-36 Ireland

79 mins: O'Gara makes an immediate impact, showing the ball and going himself through the gap, only for his attempted off-load to go loose. Craig Quinnell comes on for Andy Moore at lock for Wales.

77 mins: Rhys Willilams comes on for Morgan at fullback for Wales, while Ronan O'Gara gets a run-out at No 10 for Ireland as man-of-the-match Humphreys takes a well-earned rest.

76 mins: O'Driscoll puts the result beyond any doubt as Shane Williams spills a pass that is hacked on by the Ireland centre, gathered and turned into five points. Humphreys converts.
Wales 6-29 Ireland

Rob Howley collars Ireland's Keith Wood

74 mins: Ireland steal Wales possession and spin the ball quickly left to Hickie, who outstrips Gavin Thomas and goes in almost under the posts. Humphreys adds the conversion.
Wales 6-22 Ireland

72 mins: Dempsey fields a Howley clearance and tries a long range drop-goal that falls away to Wales' relief.

70 mins: A great chip from Brian O'Driscoll puts Wales under pressure, forcing Morgan to take the ball into touch. Ireland maul towards the Wales line but knock on.

67 mins: Shane Williams has a sniff of a try as Wales run turnover ball from under their posts, but Irish flanker David Wallace shows great pace to close the Welsh wing down.

63 mins: Emmett Byrne comes on to replace Clohessy at loosehead for Ireland. Chris Anthony replaces Dai Young in the Welsh front row.

58 mins: Stephen Jones attempts a drop-goal but Keith Wood gets a hand on the kick.

56 mins: The pair are straight into the thick of the action and Ireland's defenders get caught offside, allowing Stephen Jones a kick at goal which goes wide.

Kevin Morgan launches another counter-attack

54 mins: Charvis and Robin McBryde are replaced by Gavin Thomas and Barry Williams as Wales coach Graham Henry rings the changes.

51 mins: Dempsey runs a deep kick back and a slick handling move takes Ireland towards the Wales line. Wales give away a penalty and Ireland opt for the five-metre lineout only for to get called for accidental offside.

48 mins: Stephen Jones puts the Garryowen up this time. Hickie grabs the loose ball but his huge punt goes out on the full, only for Ireland to steal the lineout through Malcolm O'Kelly.

46 mins: Ireland give away a penalty at the ruck and Stephen Jones doubles Wales' points.
Wales 6-15 Ireland

45 mins: Humphreys spills the ball in the Wales 22 and Morgan punts long, races after it and snags opposite number Dempsey before the Irish fullback can clear.

43 mins: Wales begin to build some momentum but Charvis knocks on.

41 mins: Second half starts with an exchange of kicks, but Dempsey buckles first and puts the ball out on the full.


Half-time: Wales 3-15 Ireland


40 + 6 mins: Just time for Humphreys to try - and miss - with another drop-goal before South African referee Jonathan Kaplan blows for the break.

40 + 5 mins: Ireland now try along the backs and Hickie is thumped into touch inches short. Incredible series of defensive plays from Wales.

40 mins: Mick Galwey drives over from the five-metre scrum but it is another referal to the video referee and this time it is Colin Charvis and Wyatt who perform the heroics.

39 mins: Shane Williams performs a minor miracle as he manages to prevent the towering Horgan from grounding the ball over the try line.

36 mins: Morgan makes another superb break, chipping and gathering but Humphreys, not noted as a vicious tackler, almost cuts the Wales fullback in half, dislodging the ball in the process.

Wales lock Chris Wyatt tests the Irish mettle

33 mins: Peter Clohessy canters through a hole in the Wales defence - taking Ireland almost to the Wales try line. Wales penalised for diving in at the ruck and Humphreys kicks another goal.
Wales 3-15 Ireland

29 mins: Dempsey makes a half-break and Humphreys appears on his shoulder to take it on before shipping it to Horgan. Shane Williams tackles him superbly but the pass to the Ireland wing was forward.

26 mins: Poor handling by the Welsh backs allows Ireland to break out and Horgan is only just stopped short of the try line. But again Wales are penalised for offside and Humphreys adds another kick.
Wales 3-12 Ireland

25 mins: Iestyn Thomas is getting the upper hand over John Hayes in the front row as Wales have Ireland under pressure in the scrum.

22 mins: Wales stretch Ireland right then left and Morgan scorches through a gap and chips behind Ireland fullback Girvan Dempsey. But Denis Hickie is across from his wing to snuff out the danger.

20 mins: Irish pressure allows Humphreys to fall back into the pocket and snap another drop-goal, but the referee decides it was wide by the narrowest of margins.

15 mins: Both sides having more confidence to keep ball in hand. However, Wales get an illegal hand on Irish ball in a ruck, giving Humphreys another successful pot at goal.
Wales 3-9 Ireland

Dai Young leads Wales out with sons in tow

10 mins: Wales come back and Rob Howley makes a great half-break. Brett Sinkinson and Chris Wyatt are quickly up in support. Wales eventually win a penalty from which Stephen Jones gets the home side on the score sheet.
Wales 3-6 Ireland

8 mins: Humphreys misses with a drop-goal attempt, but there is another penalty for offside which the outside-half strikes through the posts.
Wales 0-6 Ireland

7 mins: David Wallace picks up from the Ireland 22 and surges through would-be tacklers as far as Wales' 22 before Morgan finally brings him down.

6 mins: Both sides are taking no chances and at this stage the game revolves around a cagey exchange of kicks.

4 mins: Morgan makes amends from another huge Garryowen, catching, tapping and setting Wales on the counter-attack.

2 mins: Wales defend hard but are caught offside and Humphreys kicks a penalty from in front of the posts.
Wales 0-3 Ireland

1 mins: Early Ireland pressure as Humphreys puts a huge Garryowen on the head of Wales fullback Kevin Morgan, who fails to catch the ball amid a crowd.

Ireland kick-off with David Humphreys dropping the ball deep into Wales territory.


Wales: Kevin Morgan (Swansea); Dafydd James (Bridgend), Allan Bateman (Neath), Leigh Davies (Llanelli), Shane Williams (Neath); Stephen Jones (Llanelli), Robert Howley (Cardiff); Iestyn Thomas (Ebbw Vale), Robin McBryde (Llanelli), David Young (Cardiff, capt), Chris Wyatt (Llanelli), Andy Moore (Swansea), Colin Charvis (Swansea), Brett Sinkinson (Neath), Geraint Lewis (Swansea).
Reps: Barry Williams (Neath), Chris Anthony (Newport), Craig Quinnell (Cardiff), Gavin Thomas (Bath), Dwayne Peel (Llanelli), Gavin Henson (Swansea), Rhys Williams (Cardiff).

Ireland: Girvan Dempsey (Terenure College); Shane Horgan (Lansdowne), Brian O'Driscoll (Blackrock College), Kevin Maggs (Bath), Denis Hickie (St. Mary's College); David Humphreys (Dungannon), Peter Stringer (Shannon); Peter Clohessy (Young Munster), Keith Wood (Harlequins, capt), John Hayes (Shannon), Mick Galwey (Shannon), Malcolm O'Kelly (St. Mary's College), Eric Miller (Terenure College), David Wallace (Garryowen), Anthony Foley (Shannon).
Reps: Frank Sheahan (Cork Constitution), Emmet Byrne (St. Mary's College), Trevor Brennan (Barnhall), Kieron Dawson (London Irish), Guy Easterby (Llanelli), Ronan OżGara (Cork Constitution), Mike Mullins (Young Munster).

Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (SA).


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