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Wales slump to eighth consecutive loss despite second-half comeback against Ireland

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Mike Brown

WALES 22 IRELAND 30

Rory Best of Ireland makes a break after catching a charged-down ball.

Rory Best of Ireland makes a break after catching a charged-down ball. Photo: AFP

CARDIFF: Ireland survived a second-half comeback to kick-off their Six Nations campaign with a 30-22 victory Saturday and consign Wales to an eighth successive defeat.

Declan Kidney's men raced into 30-3 lead thanks to tries from Simon Zebo, Cian Healy and Brian O'Driscoll.

The game appeared dead and buried but Wales fought back with touchdowns of their own from Alex Cuthbert, Leigh Halfpenny and Craig Mitchell.