It was Wales over Ireland, 22-10, in the first Quarter Final match of Rugby World Cup 2011.
The loss for the Irish marks the end of famed outside-center and captain Brian O’Driscoll’s appearances in World Cup competition. Other top players for the Irish are expected to sit out the next World Cup of 2015 as well, such as No. 5 Paul O’Connell and his locking partner, No. 4 Donncha O’Callaghan, and left wing Ronan O’Gara.
I covered the Rugby World Cup 2011 from Auckland, New Zealand for Bleacher Report. Read the full article here.