Six Nations 2022: Ireland 29-7 Wales - Full Press Conference Details

Six Nations 2022: Ireland 29-7 Wales – Full Press Conference Details

Ireland 29-7 Wales

Wales Head Coach Wayne Pivac: “We talked about what we needed to do in that game from the outset and that was to match them physically and our discipline needed to be spot on.

“We didn’t achieve that.

“In the first 20 minutes of the game, the penalty count was off and we let them into both halves very cheaply.

“Going a player down certainly doesn’t help but we’ve got to regroup and be better.

“We can’t go back in time in terms of the players missing, we need to learn our lessons from today and this is the squad we’ve got.

“No-one’s happy with defeat, we came here wanting to win so they’re all very disappointed.”

Wales captain Dan Biggar: “We didn’t get much right but credit to Ireland, they played the conditions well and strangled us physically.

“It will be a tough watch back on Monday because the big thing we wanted to focus on this week was physicality and we didn’t get that right.

“Ireland dominated that and we couldn’t get on the front foot.

“Obviously missing the big players is an issue but we were missing the physicality and discipline.

“It’s been a disappointing afternoon and we haven’t got long to get it right.

“It’s a must-win next week if we have any hope of keeping hold of our title.

“Ireland had a big home advantage today but we can’t wait to get back to Cardiff next week.”

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton Said: “Against the reigning champions to come away with five points, I would have snapped your hand off.

“It’s never going to be perfect in the first game. We’ve got lots to improve but it’s great to do that after a win.

“We’ve got everything to play for and we can build momentum now.

“We’re going to have to be at our best to win in Paris [next week].”

Man of the match Mack Hansen: “The guys around me made my job a lot easier.

“We ran great lines and played well together. It was special for it all to come together and in front of a packed house, too.

“It’s been a dream come true.

“Everyone here has adopted me as one of their own and I’m so proud to be Irish.

“It’s a great start but now we’ve got to go on to the next one.

“We will enjoy tonight but France will be a tough game and we know that.”

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