VIDEO: Warren Gatland discusses Wales' draw with Ireland in RBS 6 Nations

Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton give their views after their side drew 16-16 with Ireland in their RBS 6 Nations opener in Dublin.

Monday, 8th February 2016, 10:30 am
Updated Monday, 8th February 2016, 10:34 am
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Johnny Sexton kicked a penalty six minutes from time to preserve injury-hit Ireland’s unbeaten RBS 6 Nations home record under Joe Schmidt and stall Wales’ stirring fightback.

The kick secured a 16-16 draw - the first between Ireland and Wales since 1991 - meaning that both sides’ Grand Slam hopes floundered at the first hurdle.

Yet they played with such fearsome commitment and intensity to still suggest strong title ambitions.

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Ireland led 13-0 at the Aviva Stadium after 30 minutes through scrum-half Conor Murray’s try and eight points from Sexton, but Wales hit back through a Taulupe Faletau touchdown, plus three Rhys Priestland penalties and a conversion after he replaced injured World Cup hero Dan Biggar.

Wales led by three points with time running out, but Sexton - as he has done on so many previous occasions - came up trumps when it mattered and ensured that Ireland avoided defeat.

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