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    Wales vs Ireland

    Rugby League World Cup Round Three

    Perth Rectangular Stadium
    Wales Ireland
    6 SCORE 34
    1 Tries 6
    1 Conversions 5
    0 Penalty Goals 0
    0 Field Goals 0

    Match result:

    Ireland have beaten Wales to complete their 2017 World Cup with two wins and they must feel a little disheartened that they don’t get a crack at the semi-finals.

    After pushing the Kumuls all the way, the quarter-final position was effectively decided by that close loss and despite winning two of their three games, the men in green fail to advance.

    The Welsh have had a disappointing tournament and failed to impress. There are some talented kids in the squad and their spirit was evident, however, the ability to match the power game of their opposition was lacking and the enormous for and against deficit showed just how far off the pace they were.

    Both teams should be proud of the contribution they have made to the tournament and will plan carefully for the next edition where they will seek to improve on this result.

    Final score
    Wales 6
    Ireland 34

    Match preview:

    The Irish and the Welsh meet in what will be a passionate clash in the final round of preliminary matches in the Rugby League World Cup. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from the match at Perth Rectangular Stadium on Sunday evening, starting from 6:30pm (AEDT).

    While the Welsh have not performed as well as they might have hoped, the Irish could have plenty for which to play. A strong win against the Welsh and an unlikely loss by the Kumuls against the USA could see them advance to the quarter-finals.

    That scenario does seem highly unlikely, however, they will still feel they are a sneaky chance if Papua New Guinea strike trouble on Sunday.

    For Wales, they will play with pride in an attempt to defeat one of their old foes, knowing full well that there is still much work to be done in the coming years, if they expect to return as even a moderate threat in future tournaments.

    The Irish will still be lamenting the chances they had against the Kumuls, in a game that was there to be won for either team, if they had been able to hold onto the ball more consistently.

    As a consequence, they will give this match everything, with a faint hope of advancing and much pride on the line.

    Prediction
    Expect a bit of early passion in this one, however, the more powerful Irish forwards and the experience they have across the squad will prove far too strong for the Welsh.

    Wales 12, Ireland 42

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    Stuart Thomas is a sports writer and educator who made the jump from Roar Guru to Expert in 2017. An ex-trainee professional golfer, his sporting passions are broad with particular interests in football, AFL and rugby league. His love of sport is only matched by his passion for gardening and self-sustainability. Follow him on Twitter @stuartthomas72.

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    • 12:56am
      Big Barry said | 12:56am | ! Report

      Should have been 16 teams in the RLWC- 4 Groups of 4 with the top 2 of each group advancing-Seed teams 1 to 16 and place them accordingly in the groups- Cannot see how Samoa could justify qualifying having not won a game – very poor

    • Roar Rookie

      8:55pm
      William Dalton Davis said | 8:55pm | ! Report

      Trying to figure out how Samoa go through with no wins and Ireland bow out with 2 big wins and a close loss.

      • Roar Guru

        6:23am
        Sleiman Azizi said | 6:23am | ! Report

        Teams were seeded according to world rankings and the better ranked nations pooled together in Groups A & B.

        As a result, more teams from those two groups were given the opportunity to advance to the quarter finals.

        Winning in a weaker group was not considered to be as indicative of strength as pre-tournament ranking.

        Obviously Ireland showed that that isn’t necessarily the case and the next World Cup will rectify that with four groups of four.

        • Roar Rookie

          9:00am
          William Dalton Davis said | 9:00am | ! Report

          Just having a bit of a dig at the format. It’s just confusing to hear a team with two wins and a loss failed to qualify while a team with two losses and a draw.

          Do we know where the next two spots are coming from? I’d like to see Russia or Canada make it but don’t see it happening without an extra spot given to their qualification groups.

          • Roar Guru

            9:29am
            Sleiman Azizi said | 9:29am | ! Report

            The format needs fixing, of course, but the logic behind the current system is as stated.

            If Ireland had held on to the ball a bit better against PNG, then it would most likely be them going through.

            USA, Canada and Jamaica will fight it out for two spots and I think there is one more from Europe.

            Middle East/Africa (which in practical terms is really just Lebanon and every now and then South Africa) have already got their quota completed with Lebanon being guaranteed a place in 2021 courtesy of making the quarter finals.

    • Columnist

      8:40pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 8:40pm | ! Report

      Ireland have beaten Wales to complete their 2017 World Cup with two wins and they must feel a little disheartened that they don’t get a crack at the semi-finals.

      After pushing the Kumuls all the way, the quarter-final position was effectively decided by that close loss and despite winning two of their three games, the men in green fail to advance.

      The Welsh have had a disappointing tournament and failed to impress. There are some talented kids in the squad and their spirit was evident, however, the ability to match the power game of their opposition was lacking and the enormous for and against deficit showed just how far off the pace they were.

      Both teams should be proud of the contribution they have made to the tournament and will plan carefully for the next edition where they will seek to improve on this result.

      Wales 6 Ireland 34

    • Columnist

      8:32pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 8:32pm | ! Report

      Thanks for being on board tonight. Match report to follow in ten minutes and stay on board for England vs France and the Roar’s live coverage.

    • Columnist

      8:31pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 8:31pm | ! Report

      Full-time Wales 6 Ireland 34

    • Columnist

      8:30pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 8:30pm | ! Report

      80′ Wales 6 Ireland 34

    • Columnist

      8:30pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 8:30pm | ! Report

      Penalty Wales as the ball is turned over and they try the chip and chase. A player was held back. One last chance.

    • Columnist

      8:29pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 8:29pm | ! Report

      The last tackle option gives them another set yet they spill the ball and Ireland move upfield.

    • Columnist

      8:28pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 8:28pm | ! Report

      Wales try another short kick-off and retrieve the ball with a full set on the Irish line.

    • Columnist

      8:25pm
      Stuart Thomas said | 8:25pm | ! Report

      The conversion from Liam Finn is…………successful.

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