Ireland continued their 100 per cent start to this year's Women's Six Nations, defeating Wales after an excellent performance at Energia Park.
It was a game that looked like it would be Ireland's from early on, with the home side running in a number of impressive tries to secure the bonus point. This result means Ireland sit top of the table on nine points, the only side to win both of their games so far.
While it was no doubt a good weekend for Irish rugby, a small bit of controversy did emerge post-game.
It was a torrid day in terms of weather, with Storm Ciara ensuring the player had to battle with high winds and heavy rain for much of the contest. That's bad enough, but Welsh fly half Robyn Williams that they were forced to have cold showers after the game due to a lack of hot water:
— Beth Fisher (@BethFisherSport) February 9, 2020
We're all cold. It doesn't help that we got cold showers unfortunately.
We're a tight-knit bunch, this will make us stronger, we'll come together and we'll go again. We've got a good two weeks off now to kick on and train for the French game.
Many were angered by this, claiming that such an event would never occur in a men's international.
— Kathleen McNamee (@kathleen_mcn) February 9, 2020
— Ste McGovern (@TheNoveltyAct) February 9, 2020
Ah Here Not good enough https://t.co/PQGSw67HAC
— john kenny (@JohnKennyMedia) February 9, 2020
The IRFU were quick to speak out on the incident, confirming they had offered the Welsh Rugby Union an apology for what they said was a water heater issue.
The IRFU have apologised to the @WelshRugbyUnion team for an issue with the water heater in their changing room today. Every effort was made to resolve the problem & extra amenities were provided.
The IRFU would like to thank the team for their understanding & apologise again.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) February 9, 2020