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Jamie Roberts annoyed with Peter O'Mahony's post match comments

Jamie Roberts wasn’t happy with Peter O’Mahony after the Munster man called into question Wales’ desire following their 26-3 win over Wales.

Man-of-the-match Peter O'Mahony said he felt that Ireland had "wanted it more" than Wales, although that suggestion earned a sharp response from Roberts following Saturday’s game at the Aviva Stadium.

"I don't think that is fair," he added. "You always go into a game of rugby wanting it.

"To hear those comments is quite frustrating, but it was not a matter of each of us not wanting it, we were not good enough.

"It's very hard to take, but that is sport. It's very important now that we analyse the game and we bounce back and don't point fingers.

"The great thing about the tournament is that we have a chance to rectify things very quickly."

When Wales begin to pick through the wreckage, much of their analysis will focus on the forwards' collective inefficiency that was reflected by a shambolic lineout, being battered at the breakdown and recklessly conceding penalties. They also failed abysmally to cope with Ireland's renowned driving maul.

"Yes, it's frustrating, but what I won't do is to point fingers at the forwards," Roberts said.

"We've lost many games for Wales because it was the fault of the backs, but you win and lose as a team, so it's important that we share the blame among the team and that we bounce back.

"Look, we were hammering away on their line on 60 minutes, but give Ireland credit, they defended very well when we were on their line.

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"Fair play to them. It's moments like that which win Six Nations (titles). We've been there as a team over the last few years, and they will be pleased by that. They kept us at bay, defensively.

"At times in the second-half we got a few line breaks and created problems, but we did not capitalise on them.

"Ireland defended very well and we could not get a platform off lineout or scrum. Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say you got beaten by a better team."


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