TWEETS: The best reaction to Ireland's draw with Wales at the Aviva Stadium
What an absorbing game.
Ireland and Wales have finished 16-16 at the Aviva Stadium in the opening round of the Six Nations today.
The first half was frantic with the scores level at 13 points a piece at the break while the second half was tighter with defences very much on top.
A monster penalty from Johnny Sexton cancelled out a Rhys Preistland kick to level the game late on and it ran out to finish all square.
Unfortunately, that means no Grand Slam or Triple Crown for either side.
Here's how Twitter reacted.
Can't breathe as I see the last few secs, tense isn't the word #nerves #IREvWAL
— Anne Mc Coy (@annemccoy) February 7, 2016
Only way this can get more dramatic would be if the ghost of David Bowie goes for a last minute drop goal#IREvWAL #SixNations
— Ryan Cullen (@RyanCullen90) February 7, 2016
What a game! This is nail biting stuff! #IREvWAL
— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) February 7, 2016
First match in green and @CJStander once again man of the match as many a time in red #irevwal @Munsterrugby @MRSC16
— kevin condon (@kevinvcondon) February 7, 2016
— Paul Maher (@LaupMars) February 7, 2016
Follow that up Mr. Super Bowl #IREvWAL
— Aaron McAllorum (@AaronMcAllorum) February 7, 2016
#ireland, I will never not support you, but you wasted a great opportunity today.😦#IREvWAL #IrelandVWales #rugby #SixNations
— Saorfhlaith (@FrecklyBee) February 7, 2016
Fair result. Both teams tackled their hearts out. #IREvWAL
— Mike Bubbins (@MikeBubbins) February 7, 2016
WTF! Why would you kick down the line with the clock red... what an idiot!! FFS #IREvWAL
— Tom Murphy and 1,573 others (@DeVore) February 7, 2016
My heart was in my arse for about 96% of that match. #IREvWAL
— Ffion Mai (@ffionmai) February 7, 2016
I guess a draw is pretty fair. Cracking game. Thought @Jamiehuwroberts was my man of the match #IREvWAL
— Dave Price (@drp297) February 7, 2016
The standard of play in the 6 Nations this weekend has been poor. Passion without class. And neither team deserved a win today #IREvWAL
— Ben Isaacs (see pinned tweet) (@tweetsfromben) February 7, 2016
Although it's not a great result the teams were very well matched today and both played with a lot of heart in fairness #IREvWAL
— Sarah McKenzie-Foley (@macktweets_) February 7, 2016
Unconvincing wins for France and England yesterday and now a draw between #IREvWAL this #6Nations could be as tight as last year
— Colm O'Farrell (@cofarrell89) February 7, 2016
Lots of superb performances for Ireland; Earls and Trimble, all four backrowers, McGrath. Extra debuts points for CJ #SixNations
— Ronan Murphy (@Ro_Murph) February 7, 2016
#IREvWAL 'Fortune favours the brave' and we've just witnessed an exhibition of bravery from both sides. Keep the faith #Ireland ! #irlvwales
— john creedon (@johncreedon) February 7, 2016
Wonderful game to spite #SixNations critics. Both teams gave everything.
— Matt Cooper (@cooper_m) February 7, 2016