Tuesday 26 September 2017

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(To touch-judge just before kick-off at the Millennium Stadium): "It's so noisy that if I don't hear you, repeat yourself until I say yes."

To Brian O'Driscoll after Cian Healy's late hit on Mike Phillips (pictured left): "That's a needless penalty, taking out the man with the ball long gone. If it continues you will have diminished numbers."

To touch judge Peter Allan after Phillips' controversial try: "Is it the correct ball?"

Allan: "It is the correct ball, yes."

Kaplan: "Yes?" (and awards try).

STAT ATTACK

Wales Ireland

Passes completed 132 185

Line breaks 2 2

Possession kicked 36 42

Errors for kicks 4 9

Kicks to touch 7 10

Percentage kicks 45pc 49pc

Tackles made 111 93

Missed 12 4

Tackle completion 90pc 95pc

Offloads in tackle 3 6

Offloads/tackled 3pc 5pc

Total errors made 10 17

Errors/possession 12pc 20pc

Compiled by Donnchadh Boyle

Irish Independent

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