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In reality, Ireland's campaign is already on the line as Farrell's men have big point to prove

Rúaidhrí O'Connor



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A defeat would be damaging to Farrell who has put trust in this group of players despite their form. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

A defeat would be damaging to Farrell who has put trust in this group of players despite their form. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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A defeat would be damaging to Farrell who has put trust in this group of players despite their form. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

There were many low points for Ireland in 2019, but being effectively nilled in Cardiff stands out.

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Jordan Larmour's 83rd-minute try at least removed the big, fat zero from the Principality Stadium scoreboard but Wales were already celebrating a Grand Slam as Ireland dealt with another blow to their confidence.