George North is unable to prevent Tommy Bowe from scoring in the corner.
The Grand Slam may no longer be available but Ireland head coach Declan Kidney believes the RBS 6 Nations crown is still a realistic aim after seeing his side lose 21-23 against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.
Kidney said: "Three teams have had their Grand Slams ended this weekend, and three teams are still in. That is the nature of it, but there is a championship still to be won.
"We will take a good look at what we can solve ourselves. We gave Wales some easy field position, and they made inroads.
"We had to defend for 60 per cent-plus of the game, and if you do that then you are going to ask for trouble. There are different aspects of the game I know we can improve on.
"They managed to put the ball wide on us, and we need to scan a bit better than we have been doing. It is just a case now of getting ready for the next match in six days' time."
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.