BBC Sport - Six Nations 2016: Schmidt relieved after Ireland draw

Schmidt relieved after Ireland draw

Joe Schmidt says Ireland are reasonably relieved to 'escape' with a 16-16 draw in their opening Six Nations match against Wales.

Schmidt was delighted with the Irish display in the first 30 minutes, after which they led 13-0, but admitted the Welsh came back strongly.

The Ireland coach admitted he was worried about the prospect of playing a physical French side in Paris, just six days after the tough game against Wales.