Who Remembers This Incredibly Physical Period Of Play From Wales Vs Ireland Last Year?

More of the same please.

Ireland and Wales are set to lock horns in the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this weekend. Joe Schmidt’s men head into the game as slight favourites, but it’s Warren Gatland’s men who have come out the better over the last few years.

The last time the two played each other was during the 2017 Six Nations. And it was Wales who came out on top that day in a hugely physical encounter at the Principality Stadium.

Just nine minutes into that encounter we got a taste of things to come. We witnessed 30 of the most bruising seconds of rugby ever seen on a pitch, as both side tore literal lumps out of each other.

It was a sign of things to come, as the rest of the match set the bar for Test match intensity. Will both sides look to set the tone early once again this weekend?

Only time will tell.

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