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The game in pictures: Ireland lose to Wales in Six Nations opener

It all started so brightly. Here’s how Ireland’s frustrating defeat to Warren Gatland’s men looked through a lens.

The game in pictures: Ireland lose to Wales in Six Nations opener
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  • Ireland fans in the stands applaud their team onto the pitch

  • Wales and Ireland line up for the national anthems

  • Ireland's team lineup before the game

  • General view as Ireland win a line-out ball at the Aviva Stadium

  • Bradley Davies makes a break followed by Donncha O'Callaghan

  • Rob Kearney vaults over Leigh Halfpenny

  • Rory Best runs into score a try

  • Tommy Bowe scores a try

  • Bowe gets over

  • Tommy Bowe celebrates his try

  • Tommy Bowe celebrates scoring a try

  • Jonathan Sexton kicks a penalty

  • Donnacha Ryan injured after an incident with Wales' Bradley Davies

  • Donnacha Ryan with a blood injury

  • Rob Kearney gets the ball ahead of Justin Tipuric and Leigh Halfpenny

  • Stephen Ferris tackled by Jonathan Davies and Jamie Roberts

  • Sean O'Brien dejected after the game

  • Leigh Halfpenny kicks the winning penalty for Wales

Pics: Inpho and PA

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