Ireland made to work for Autumn Nations Cup win over Georgia

Ireland Made To Work For Autumn Nations Cup Win Over Georgia Ireland Made To Work For Autumn Nations Cup Win Over Georgia
Autumn Nations Cup, Aviva Stadium, Co. Dublin 29/11/2020 Ireland vs Georgia Ireland's Hugo Keenan scores a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr
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Kenneth Fox

In what was a disjointed performance from Ireland, Andy Farrell's men managed to come out on top 23-10.

Ireland played most of their rugby in the first half with a try from fly half Billy Burns who went over the line after a dummy pass created space in the Georgian defence.

The away side hit back shortly afterwards with a wonderful individual try from Giorgi Kveseladze, who weaved through Ireland's defence and touch it down.

After a sustained period of play from Ireland, the home side got the ball out wide for Hugo Keenan to cross over in the corner, making it 20-10 going into half time.

The second half was considerably less action packed as a number of errors and penalties prevented either team from creating a rhythm to their play.


A single penalty from substitute Ross Byrne was all Ireland could muster in the second half, meaning it ended 23-10.

The win means Ireland finish second in their group behind England on four points, and they will play Scotland next weekend in a third place playoff.

England managed to secure top spot in Ireland's Group A yesterday with a win over Wales.



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