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you can't afford to do at international level," said North.

"That is down to communication issues and that is something we will work on in-house over the next week."

North was officially Wales' most effective ball-carrier with 92 metres gained but he still failed to impose himself on the Irish defence.

"It is frustrating I was not getting ball and I looked to come off my wing and look for possession," said the Scarlets wing. Leigh But North admitted the dismal first half display had contributed to an opening Six Nations defeat.

"We can't afford to let a team like Ireland get a head start like that," he said.

"We were getting momentum in the second-half and showed the tempo we like to play at.

Groundhog Club Co-handler Ron Ploucha holds the weather predicting groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, yesterday after the club said Phil did not see his shadow and there will be an early spring on Groundhog Day "After half-time, we showed how we wanted to play. But the clock was against us and we ran out of time."

It was an eighth successive
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