Ireland began the first of four World Cup warm-up games with a 35-21 win over Wales in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Jamie Heaslip, Ireland captain for the game, opened the scoring in the eighth minute, with Darren Cave and Keith Earls also crossing the try-line before half-time. 

There were second half tries for Felix Jones and Simon Zebo, with Justin Tipuric and Alex Cuthbert narrowing the margin for Wales, the match finishing 35-21 to the boys in green.

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