Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards purrs over record 250 tackle count in what could be his RBS 6 Nations sign-off

Edwards calls the win a ‘victory for team effort and fitness’.

Shaun Edwards and his players delivered a tackling masterclass at the Millennium Stadium against Ireland

If Saturday night’s victory over Ireland does prove to be Shaun Edwards’ final RBS 6 Nations hoorah in Cardiff, then the former rugby league man could not have picked a finer evening to bow out.

The Wales defence coach is out of contract after the World Cup and his players delivered a tackling masterclass at the Millennium Stadium.

They repelled wave after wave of attacks to send Ireland’s Grand Slam ambitions up in smoke, providing the 48-year-old with one of his finest hours behind the glass wall of the tactical box. Made from stuff the local steelworks would be proud of, his Welsh rearguard saw off almost 50 phases in seven second-half minutes to set up a three-way title showdown in the final weekend.

 

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