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From Michael Morrow
BBC Sport NI at Aviva Stadium
Ireland will travel to Japan to the World Cup around the back of two wins over Wales after beating Warren Gatland’s side.
Rob Kearney and Hadleigh Parkes traded tries from Tadhg Furlong before dozens and James Ryan set the hosts after the rest in control.
After neglecting a Head Injury Assessment, welsh fly-half Rhys Patchell was replaced in the first half.
Injury forced off Ireland’s Cian Healy and Keith Earls.
The sport gave the Aviva Stadium crowd the chance to say farewell to the departing duo of head coach Joe Schmidt and ruler Rory Best.
With warm-ups now complete, both sides will probably travel to Japan next week using Ireland starting their campaign against Scotland on 22 September and Wales facing Georgia a day after.
Having fielded a weakened team for last week’s assembly in Cardiff, Gatland returned into for its last warm-up game as Wales began at a furious rate.
The visitors could have led by scores for Leigh Halfpenny to uncharacteristically miss a regulation penalty before Kearney’s timely interception refused George North.
Meanwhile, as Best, at his final home appearance before retiring, misfired from his initial two line-outs, the hosts continued to struggle at the set-piece.
Ireland came since they entered the Wales 22 to the very first time after 20 minutes, with James Ryan.
As the 2018 World Rugby player of this season made his initial appearance of their warm-up games Together with Ireland’s crucial World Cup opener against Scotland two weeks away, all eyes were on Johnny Sexton.
Following his first involvement saw the veteran fly-half send his restart into contact, Sexton settled to run the assault of Ireland with efficiency.
However it was Sexton’s Leinster team-mate Henshaw, enjoying with his first global game since Ireland’s opening Six Nations defeat by England in February, that made the biggest impact.
With questions hanging through the defence after their 42-point thrashing against England, the return of Henshaw inspired further afield his significance, and a vastly improved screen in that regard.
It was Henshaw handle that denied Dan Biggar Sexton’s pass had been chosen away by a score after the replacement fly-half halfway.
Henshaw was powerless to prevent Parkes out of bulldozing his way over just moments later, after the Scarlets centre chose a dazzling line to tear through the defence of Ireland.
Where of it was Wales who controlled the pace of the match, Ireland were the dominant force after the restart, establishing camp within the Welsh 22.
Until Ryan did the same eight minutes later to give the hosts a lead prop Furlong drove over from short range after a sustained spell of pressure.
Wales, could not maintain their punishment count and in contrast, struggled to maintain the ball.
Really Ranked Mathieu Raynal lost patience, sending replacement lock Adam Beard to the bin.
Either side will probably bemoan losing players to injury prior to the tournament in Japan has started Even though the advantages of a warm-up game played Test match seriousness are clear to view.
Patchell, who edged out Jarrod Evans for Wales’ back-up fly-half spot failed to come back from a first half Head Injury Assessment having taken significant hits.
Ireland lost out following prop Healy was eliminated at half-time following a HIA, until Earls limped off midway through the second half.
Ireland: Kearney; Larmour, Henshaw, Aki, Earls; Sexton, Murray; Healy, Greatest (c), Furlong, Ryan, Kleyn, Stander, van der Flier, Conan.
Replacements: Cronin, Kilcoyne, Porter, Henderson, Ruddock, McGrath, Carty, Ringrose
Wales: Halfpenny; North, Davies, Parkes, Adams; Patchell, Williams; Jones, Dee, Tomas Francis, Ball, Jones (c), Wainwright, Tipuric, Moriarty.
Replacements: Liam Williams, Ken Owens, Nicky Smith, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Josh Navidi, Gareth Davies, Dan Biggar.
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