SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Reaction from Ireland v Wales in Dublin

Double try scorer Jacob Stockdale with man of the match Chris Farrell
Double try scorer Jacob Stockdale with man of the match Chris Farrell

Ireland maintained their unbeaten record in this season's NatWest 6 Nations as they beat Wales in Dublin.

The home side ran out 37-27 victors to make it three wins from three, with Wales now out of the title running after slipping to a second loss from three games.

Ireland scored five tries, with Jacob Stockdale, Bundee Aki, Dan Leavy and Cian Healy all crossing before Stockdale added an intercept with the last play of the game.

Scrum half Conor Murray said: "Every time we play them there's only a score or two in it, the same today.

"Wales are a really good side, they don't give up and are pretty confident. We've had good battles with them, they know us and we know them."

Beaten captain Alun Wyn Jones said: "We had to chase the game in the second half.

"We were too late, another 10 minutes would have been interesting. It was too little, too late.

"We'll have a look how things go. It's a disappointing day for us. We have two games to go and will focus on that."

"I thought there was so much quality and then some stuff we can't afford to repeat," Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said.

"But at the same time there are some great things - one being the support we got from our home crowd. It certainly helped steel our defence."

The beaten Warren Gatland said: "We are disappointed with the amount of penalties we gave away in the first half because Ireland thrive on that. Our goal-line defence wasn't good enough.

"We just didn't have enough and the penalty count in the first half was pretty costly."