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Live Reporting

Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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    Ireland

    That's all from us on this page today but you can follow the Premiership final with us here.

    Click here for more on Ireland's win over Italy on the Six Nations' return

    Join us next weekend for the finale of the Six Nations. Goodbye!

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    A reminder that you can watch Ireland v Italy in the Women's Six Nations from 18:30 on the BBC Sport website and app as well as BBC iPlayer.

    Here's some of the best tries from earlier in the tournament.

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    Video caption: Women's 2020 Six Nations: The best tries so far
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    Ireland know if they beat France with a bonus point then there is nothing else anyone can do - the title will be theirs.

    If Ireland win but without a bonus point, England can win the title if they beat Italy with a bonus point and overhaul the points difference between the sides.

    France need to beat Ireland and hope England's result goes their way too.

    Six Nations table
  4. Next week's fixtures

    So this is what's to come next week. England, Ireland and France could all win the title.

    • Saturday 14:15 GMT: Wales v Scotland
    • Saturday 16:45 GMT: Italy v England
    • Saturday 20:05 GMT: France v Ireland
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    Speaking to ITV, Ireland coach Andy Farrell says it is a "tall order" for his side to go to Paris and get the bonus point win that would guarantee them the title.

  6. 'If anyone can do it we can'

    Ireland 50-17 Italy

    Ireland captain Johnny Sexton on ITV: "Pretty good. It was scrappy at times as always if you haven't played together in six or seven months. It is a special day for them [the debutants] and their families. That is what we wanted to do to - give them a special memory.

    "33 points difference [over England] might not be enough now. If we got another score we might have put pressure on England. We need to go and just concentrate on our performance because France are an outstanding team.

    "We will go to Paris with it all to do but we have a special group. If anyone can do it we can."

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    Ireland go top of the standings with that win. They now know if they get a bonus-point win in Paris next week they'll win the Six Nations.

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    Six Nations result
  9. Full-time

    Ireland 50-17 Italy

    Italy's try is the last action of the match. A slight downer at the end of a positive day for Ireland.

    Still, the Six Nations is in their hands.

  10. Converted try - Ireland 50-17 Italy

    Paolo Garbisi

    Could this be crucial?

    The hooter had gone but Paolo Garbisi grabs a debut try. He's the third debutant to score today. It's lovely feet from the 20-year-old.

    If Ireland lose the Six Nations on points difference next week they'll be kicking themselves.

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    Ireland 50-10 Italy

    We've played 80 minutes but Italy are going to have one last go rather than kicking the ball dead.

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    Shane Horgan

    Former Ireland wing on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    That was a textbook maul from Ireland , they maintained the momentum, were patient and very diligent all the time and Italy had no answer to it.

  13. Converted try - Ireland 50-10 Italy

    Dave Heffernan

    A punch of the air in the stands for Andy Farrell. He's delighted.

    Ireland have another. It's all done by the forwards with Dave Heffernan getting his name on the scoresheet on his return to the side.

    Ross Byrne adds the extras to make it 50.

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    Ireland 43-10 Italy

    The line-out is gather. Here comes the push...

  15. Ireland's standout players

    Shane Horgan

    Former Ireland wing on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Debutant Hugo Keenan has been fantastic with his two tries and other runs, Caelan Doris has been really strong, Tadhg Beirne has had a huge game, and Johnny Sexton has not been perfect but has been very good in the big moments - those are the players who have stood out for me.

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    Ireland 43-10 Italy

    Ireland win yet another penalty in the middle of the pitch. The kick goes into the corner.

    There'll be one more chance for a score...

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    Ireland 43-10 Italy

    It was starting to feel that a try was inevitable after runner after runner made it over the gainline.

    But it's good work from Italy's replacement prop Simone Ferrari. He locks his arms over the ball at a ruck and Italy can clear down field.

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    Ireland 43-10 Italy

    The replacements have allowed Ireland to keep their intensity right to the end. They're hunting another try.

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    Ireland 43-10 Italy

    75 minutes in and the roars of the Irish forwards are echoing around the Aviva after they win another turnover.

    Scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park is on for his Ireland debut.