Ireland v Italy match tracker

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Updated: October 2, 2011

Ireland v Italy 8.30am

Score:36-6

Mins played:80 min

Live commentary:

80 min FULL TIME Ireland destroy Italy and will face Wales next week in the quarter finals.
80 min TRY IRELAND Keith Earls with his second try after wonderful play from Andrew Trimble. Sexton nails it.
79 min Tommy Bowe held back with a try a certainty
77 min Scrum to Italy. Brilliant defence so late in the game from Ireland.
76 min Ireland closing out the game well. Great defence.
74 min Connor Murray is off. Brilliant game from the Munster man. Dennis Leamy and Tom Court also on.
73 min Ireland win the ball on their own line. Excellent defence from Sexton.
71 min Pen to Italy. Superb hits from Ferris.
68 min He nails it. 29-6
67 min Pen to Ireland. First chance for Sexton
65 min Sexton in for Ronan O’Gara.
63 min Game is becoming a little nasty. Scrum to Italy
61 min Beautiful kick from Earls brings Ireland into the Italian half.
59 min Paul O’Connell off. Ryan is on.
57 min Italy win the scrum.
56 min No try. Ball held up. Five meter scrum for Ireland
54 min Ireland almost over. Up to the TMO
53 min Third pen Italy give away in the scrum in the second half.
51 min TRY IRELAND Keith Earls gets Ireland’s second try of the second half. Great play from Ferris sets the Munster man up. O’Gara with the extras
49 min Ireland win the scrum against the head. Cian Healy has the upper arm
47 min TRY IRELAND Great try from Brian O’Driscoll after super play from Tommy Bowe. O’Gara gets the extras.
45 min Drop goal attempt from O’Gara goes to the left and wide.
43 min O’Gara nails it. Ireland 12-6
42 min Pen to Ireland. Italy not rolling away.
41 min Second half underway
40 minHALF TIME Ireland go into the break. 9-6 to the good.
38 min Italy hit the bar. O’Brien clears his lines.
37 min Little errors from Ireland. Pen to Italy.
34 min Ireland wins the ball against the head. Superb scrumming from Ireland.
33 min Rog pen puts 9-6 to the good.
31 min More good play from Ireland. Rob Kearney is having a standout game. Good carrying. Castrogiovanni is off for Italy.
28 min Tommy Bowe gets over but brought back for a forward pass. Harsh call
27 min Italy winning the scrum yet again.
25 min Nice play from Ireland. Final pass isn’t sticking.
23 min Good play from Italy. But a knock on gives Ireland the advantage.
20 min Italy number two Ghiraldini spotted gouging Cian HealY at scrum time. Ref misses it.
17 min Italy level. 6-6
16 min Italy almost over. O’Callaghan brings the maul down. Pen to Italy.
15 min Decent play from Italy. Lineout in Ireland’s 22
14 min Rog nails it. 6-3 Ire
13 min Italy give away a silly pen. Wrong formation at lineout time.
12 min Ireland almost over. O’Driscoll and Earl just run out of space. Good quick play from Ireland.
11 min Rog hits the bar. Italy clear their lines.
10 min Pen to Ireland. Righthand side for O’Gara.
9 min Bergamasco slots it over. 3-3
8 min Pen to Italy off the scrum.
8 min Scrum Italy on Ireland’s 10 meter line.
7 min He nailed it. 3-0 Ireland.
6 min First pen for O’Gara
5 min Knock on by Italy. Pen Ireland.
4 min Ireland on top in the opening few mins.
3 min Great grubber kick for O’Driscoll brings Ireland up to Italy’s 22
2 min Ireland wheel Italian scrum around. Huge boost for the Ireland pack
1 minSolid start from Ireland. Italy win first scrum
1 min Game is just under way.

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