Aaron Shingler says Wales will “throw everything” at Ireland to keep their Six Nations title hopes alive.
Wales have to beat Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on February 24 to stay in contention for the title after their 12-6 Twickenham defeat to reigning champions England on Saturday.
Head coach Warren Gatland was left fuming with the TMO after Wales were not awarded a first-half try in the defeat.
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Television match official Glenn Newman controversially ruled out Gareth Anscombe’s first-half try after he appeared to edge a touchdown race ahead of England wing Anthony Watson.
Shingler believes Wales are still in the running for the title but admits they have to find a way to beat Ireland.
“We have got to be positive, don’t we? We are still in it,” he said.
“They [Ireland] are a good team and it will be a tough challenge at home. We will throw everything at them and play the style we have been playing. Hopefully, we get the win.”
Wales kept England scoreless for an hour after wing Jonny May scored two early tries, but penalties from Anscombe and fly-half Rhys Patchell were the only dents they made on their opponents’ 12-point advantage.
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“Obviously, we came here for a win and didn’t get that, so we are disappointed,” he added.
“We had small opportunities that we didn’t take. Credit to them, really, they had more territory and possession than us, so that’s the way it went.
“I felt we needed a bit of magic from someone. We have the players to do it. But that is the way it goes.”
Shingler has taken his opportunity this season in a Wales back-row currently shorn of injured British and Irish Lions Sam Warburton, Taulupe Faletau and Dan Lydiate.
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“The opportunity has come our way, and we are making the most of it,” he said.
“It is a competitive position and there are boys to come back in. We will see what the next games bring.
“I had not played [Test rugby] for three years. Now, I have had a run of games and I am a bit more comfortable and confident. Hopefully, I can make the most of my opportunity.
“My mindset is one bad game, and that could be the end of my international career.
“I have got that in my mind when I go into games. I make sure I put everything on the line and hold nothing back.”