Rugby Wales 17-22 Ireland: Jacob Stockdale brace gives Ireland edge over Wales

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Rugby Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale beats Wales' Hallam Amos to score

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale underlined his status as one of the world’s most lethal finishers
World Cup warm-up: Wales v Ireland
Wales (3) 17
Tries:Lane, PatchellPens:J Evans, PatchellCon:Patchell
Ireland (15) 22
Tries:Stockdale 2, Penalty tryPen:CartyCon:Carty

Two Jacob Stockdale tries helped Ireland knock Wales off the top of the world rankings with victory in Cardiff.

Ireland built a 22-3 lead with a brace from winger Stockdale and a penalty try, before Wales staged a second-half revival through tries from Owen Lane and Rhys Patchell.

Defeat was not an ideal way to mark Warren Gatland’s last home game in charge of Wales.

Wales will name their 31-man World Cup squad on Sunday.

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is expected to submit a provisional 31-man squad on Monday, before confirming it after the final warm-up game against Wales in Dublin next weekend.

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Wales will drop to fourth and Ireland rise to second when the official World Rugby rankings are released on Monday, with New Zealand again topping the charts.

Not many Welsh players pushed their cases in their final audition before the World Cup party is selected on Saturday evening and announced on Sunday afternoon, with nine disappointed players to be dropped from the current 40-man squad.

Wing Lane was perhaps an exception with a try-scoring display on his first cap, while Hallam Amos was also prominent in the battle for a back-three place.

Replacement fly-half Patchell was also more impressive than rival Jarrod Evans in the bid to be the second fly-half in Japan behind Dan Biggar.

For an hour there was little attacking cohesion for the hosts, the normally resolute defence faltering at the Principality Stadium as Wales suffered a home loss for the first time in 12 games and almost two years.

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