Rugby union – Second-string Ireland in eight-try Canada romp

Rugby union - Second-string Ireland in eight-try Canada romp– An inexperienced Ireland followed up last week’s historic win over New Zealand with an eight-try, 52-21 dismantling of Canada at Lansdowne Road. Eight players won their first Test caps, with experienced duo Sean O’Brien and captain Peter O’Mahony playing 68 and 80 minutes respectively as they push for inclusion in next weekend’s return match with New Zealand. Mark Anscombe’s Canada pledged to “give it a go” and were tied 14-14 at the half-hour mark, but the hungry Irish pulled clear after the restart, scoring four tries.

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