Ireland crushed Georgia 49-7 at the Aviva Stadium in an international Test match on Sunday. The opening four minutes saw the Irish doing a lot of defending. The Georgians won a penalty when Mike Ross was pinged in the scrum but Merab Kvirikashvili unfortunately missed the kick.
The hosts had a penalty of their own after the visitors were penalised for not rolling away. Ian Madigan slotted the kick at goal. The home side had another penalty after they managed to put enough pressure on the tourists.
Madigan scored his second penalty in the 16th minute. Giorgi Begadze was sent to the sin bin and Madigan converted the third penalty to hand Joe Schmidt’s side a 9-0 lead at the break.
The second half saw a one-sided game as Ireland asserted their dominance. Dane Kilcoyne scored the first try of the game and Madigan increased the score as he scored the conversion. Georgia were penalised for not releasing in their own 22.
Richardt Strauss scored a try for Schmidt’s side and Madigan followed it up with a conversion. The Georgians finally got back in the game when Giorgi Nemsadze raced through the Irish cover to score a try and Kvirikashvili converted with a drop goal making the score 23-7. However a yellow card was shown to Dimitri Baslaia and the home side was given a penalty.
Simon Zebo touched down after Ireland moved it through the hands. Madigan slotted through a conversion thereafter before the tourists were penalised for a high tackle on Sean Cronin. Another try for Ireland followed by a conversion from Madigan. Even though full time was approaching the points kept on coming for the Irish.
Felix Jones came with another try followed by a conversion. As the second half riot ended Ireland would eventually win 49-7 and face Australia next week in Dublin.