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Adams aiming high against Ireland

Josh Adams warms up for Ireland

Adams aiming high against Ireland

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Josh Adams insists Wales must replicate their winning performance against England if they are to beat Ireland.

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The Worcester Warriors wing has been a revelation in this Guinness Six Nations scoring three tries to put Wales in a strong position ahead of tomorrow’s test match at the Principality Stadium. But Adams has warned his side they must be at the top of their game if they’re to come out on top.

“To date, this is definitely the biggest game of my life,” he said.
“There have been ups and down in this tournament. We have produced some great halves of rugby, but some poor halves, also.

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“It’s important now that we take all the lessons learned from these past four games and try and show how far we have come as a squad. In the French game, we left ourselves with a lot to do at half-time.

“But to come back and win that gave us a lot of belief in the squad that we can come from a few points behind and still win the game. We played really well at times against England. When Cory Hill scored his try, I think we had held the ball for 32 phases.

“We will have to do the same again on Saturday and also bring a similar aerial threat to the one we had against England. Against Scotland we played well with the ball in hand and scored some nice tries. In the second-half, Scotland threw the kitchen sink at us, but the defence held up really well.”

Ireland may have lost their opening game of the Championship against England but they have bounced back to win their next three. And Adams is hoping he gets more opportunities to show his finishing prowess against Joe Schmidt’s side.

“Ireland have great half-backs, who manage the game well, so as a back three we will have to earn our money there as well,” he said.
“All the other games won’t mean anything unless we put in a big performance on Saturday.

“It feels brilliant to play and score tries for Wales. When you get on a try-scoring run you just want to keep it going. I try and work off my wing as well as I can to try and get on the end of opportunities. Hopefully, I can do that again.

“The atmosphere is always electric in that stadium. The England game was special and I expect it’ll be the same this Saturday. It’ll be packed, the fans will be in great voice, and against England the roof was open and it was still electric so it makes no difference.

“Sometimes the fans can be the 16th man – they certainly were towards the end of that England game.
But we will have to be better at controlling the game this Saturday than we were a week ago.

“We probably can’t give Ireland as many opportunities as we gave Scotland. Our game management will have to be better. That’s something we have learned. If we do, it could be a great day.”

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Adams aiming high against Ireland
Adams aiming high against Ireland
Adams aiming high against Ireland
Adams aiming high against Ireland