- George North silenced his critics with a brace of tries that saw Wales run out 22-9 winners over Ireland in Cardiff to end the visitors' hopes of a tilt at the Six Nations title. The result means England will be crowned Six Nations champions should they beat Scotland on Saturday. North scored a try in each half and Jamie Roberts a late one, Leigh Halfpenny kicking two conversions and a penalty. Ireland, who had Jonny Sexton sin-binned, had just three penalties to show for their efforts. "We knew we were one performance away from winning a game, they have been down to fine margins every week," man-of-the-match Rhys Webb told BBC. "We showed glimpses of what we can do and there is more to come from us. You don't become a bad team overnight."