• All eyes were on Brian O'Driscoll as he faced the side coached by Warren Gatland, the Lions boss who had dropped the centre in the summer.
  • Ireland had won their opening encounter at the Aviva Stadium, comfortably seeing off Scotland.
  • The hosts were boosted by the return of captain Paul O'Connell to their starting line-up to face the reigning champions.
  • Wales fans had made the journey to Dublin to see if their side could make it two wins from two at the start of the tournament
  • Jamie Heaslip leads the charge as the Irish pack dominate up front.
  • Andrew Trimble just about gets to grips with George North during a rare Wales attack in the first half.
  • Chris Henry is on the end of a catch-and-drive line-out move to get over for the game's first try...
  • The flanker celebrates with team-mate Devin Toner after touching down for the first time in his international career.
  • Ireland fly-half Jonny Sexton stuck the boot into the visitors, kicking two penalties and a conversion to make it 13-0 at the break.
  • Hooker Richard Hibbard of Wales attempts to find a red shirt at a set piece
  • Alex Cuthbert is held up as Wales struggled to get on the front foot throughout the match.
  • Full-backs in battle! Rob Kearney Leigh Halfpenny compete for a high ball
  • Replacement fly-half Paddy Jackson rounded out a fine performance from the hosts with a try in the closing minutes...
  • leaving Wales with much work to do if they are to make it an unprecedented hat-trick of Six Nations titles this year.

Ireland 26-3 Wales

All eyes were on Brian O'Driscoll as he faced the side coached by Warren Gatland, the Lions boss who had dropped the centre in the summer.