Wednesday 16 January 2019

Claire Molloy leads Ireland to convincing win over Wales

Claire Molloy of Ireland scores her side's fifth try
Claire Molloy of Ireland scores her side's fifth try

Two tries from Claire Molloy propelled Ireland's Women to a 35-12 bonus-point Six Nations win over Wales in Dublin.

Leah Lyons, Sene Naoupu and Hannah Tyrell also crossed as Ireland dismissed the Welsh for their second straight win in the competition.

The hosts took a 14-0 lead into the break, only for Amy Evans and Sioned Harries to cross for Wales and cut the Irish lead to just two points.

Ireland lost Lindsay Peat to a yellow card, but the undeterred home side pressed on, with Naoupu's try effectively making the win safe.

Tyrell's try and a late second for Molloy ensured Ireland built on their 21-8 win over Italy, with clashes against Scotland and England ahead.

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