CONVERSION! FRANCE 28-9! Parra adds another two points to his tally, from pretty much right in front of the posts and this game is won for France now. It just depends on whether Wales came show some spirit to keep the score down
TRY! FRANCE 26-9! A very neat little chip through by Trinh-Duc sends Clerc scampering off after the ball. It bounces perfectly for the French winger and he is not going to fail from there. Clerc has France's third try of the evening
PENALTY! FRANCE 21-9! Another sweet strike from Parra as he lands the kick that puts France into second place in the final standings, they need to beat Wales by 10 points to secure that.
PENALTY! 18-9 WALES! A great kick from Hook to drill the ball in between the posts from a fair way out, nearly on the half-way line and Wales manage to reduce the deficit
CONVERSION! FRANCE 18-6! This time it's an easy conversion for Parra, who fires the ball inbetween the posts comfortable and after a bright start from Wales, they find themselves having conceded another seven points
TRY! FRANCE 16-6! Ouch! Hook's clearance kick from the re-start is charged down by Julien Pierre, who then finds his second row partner Nallet and sends him crashing over for his second of the night. Fantastic from the big Frenchman
PENALTY! 11-6 WALES! The kick is true from Hook as Wales cut the deficit to just five points after a bright start once again
France get the second half underway through the boot of Morgan Parra ...
PENALTY! FRANCE 6-3! It's pretty much even at the moment, despite Parra adding another three points to France's tally after hands in the ruck from Wales. It's scrappy and error-strewn from both teams in the first 30 minutes of this match
Sam Warburton has been forced to go off with an knee injury sustained in the 10th minute and he has been replaced by Jonathan Thomas for Wales
PENALTY! FRANCE 3-3! And Morgan Parra has little trouble in putting his side level much to the delight of the home crowd. France could feel they might've come away from that attack with more than just the three points though
PENALTY! 3-0 WALES! A beautiful strike from James Hook as he sends the bal spinning right through the centre of the posts from the right hand side of the pitch. The tourists are off to bright and breezy start
A HUGE roar goes up from the crowd as Ronan O'Gara is brought on in place of Jonny Sexton, who has been feeling his back for a while
D'Arcy and O'Driscoll track Banahan, who has the whole field to play from. But he finds himself pushed into touch as England bring on their final replacement, with David Strettle coming on for Mark Cueto
TRY! 24-8 ENGLAND! A Eoin Reddan pass is intercepted by the newly introduced Steve Thompson and the veteran races away from the Irish scrum-half to touch down and pick up a consolation try. Is that the start of a bit of a comeback? What an interception try from Thompson, who shows a bit of a pace on his way to the line!
England bring on Jonny Wilkinson in place of Toby Flood in a desperate bid to steady the ship for Engalnd, who are in danger of losing this tournament all together if they ship too many points here
CONVERSION! IRELAND 24-3! An easy conversion for Sexton, who is brimming with confidence now, as he slings the ball over from the sideline
TRY! IRELAND 22-3! That's the game as good as over in the 48th minute as Brian O'Driscoll becomes the highest scorer in the Six Nations with his 25th try (his 44th overall for Ireland). Healy tries to force his way through before finding O'Callaghan. His pass goes astray but an absolutely fantastic pick-up by Brian O'Driscoll says it all as he scoops it up and burrows over in the corner
Ben Youngs sin bin is over but he won't come back on as Martin Johnson brings on Danny Care instead
Sexton gets the clash back underway. What can England produce in this second half?
PENALTY! IRELAND 17-3! By throwing the ball away, Youngs denied Ireland the chance to take the quick throw should they want it. The hosts try to run it but are called back back the ref and instead Sexton adds another three points to his tally
PENALTY! 14-3 ENGLAND! Much better from Flood this time as he guides his kick right through the middle of the posts despite the roar from the crowd as he begins his run- up. England, finally are on the scoreboard
TRY! IRELAND 14-0! Sexton makes a good 10m as England back off, before finding Tommy Bowe, who skips out of a couple of tackles and over the line with ease. England are all over the place
PENALTY! IRELAND 9-0! Sexton does well to put all the commotion out of his head and kick the three points as O'Driscoll has words with the ref about that forward pass
PENALTY! IRELAND 6-0! Another great kick in the near silence from Sexton and England really need to wake up in the next few minutes. They are giving away far too many penalties for unneccessary slips.
PENALTY! IRELAND 3-0! A great kick from Sexton in near silent conditions in the Aviva Stadium, as the fly-half drills the ball straight in between the posts.
The anthems over and done with, Toby Flood gets the clash underway at the Aviva Stadium ...
McLean takes a high ball inside his own half before running almost the length of the pitch getting past Jackson and Walker. He looks clean on for the try but Chris Paterson brings the Italy down with five metres remaining and McLean drops the ball. How did Scotland escape that one?!
PENALTY! SCOTLAND 21-8! Easy for Paterson who is back to his metronomic best after those two missed kicks either side of half-time and Scotland move 13 points ahead
Euan Murray, Scott Lawson and Mike Blair all come on for Scotland, fresh legs for the hosts
Luciano Orquera, Robert Barbieri and Andrea Lo Cicero all come on for Italy as they look to reinforce their lines and settle down to the final 20 minutes of this clash
CONVERSION! SCOTLAND 18-8! Paterson regains his scoring kick and adds the conversion. It's a two-score game now as the latest kick hads Scotland a 10 point lead. That also brings up 400 points for Paterson in the Six Nations
TRY! SCOTLAND 16-8! Much, much better for Scotland as Walker forces his way through Zanni and McLean before out-pacing Semenzato to touch down in the corner
A double substitution as Strokosch comes on for Scotland in place of Nathan Hines and Canavosio for Italy
TRY! SCOTLAND 11-8! Nathan Hines, who has been very quiet so far today, picks the ball up from the back of the ruck and finds Nick De Luca outside him, the replacement centre forcing his way over the line in the corner. It's a first try for Scotland at Murrayfield in 18 months and they have the lead once more
PENALTY! 6-8 ITALY! Much better this time from Bergamasco, although the kick was in front of the posts, as he drills the ball home and the visitors regain the lead
Ansbro, with ice strapped to his right knee, hobbles on to the golf buggy before being driven off and straight down the tunnel to be replaced by Nick De Luca
PENALTY! SCOTLAND 6-5! Never in doubt for Paterson as he sends the ball right through the middle of the posts from five metres inside the right wing. Scotland take the lead again but it has come at a price ...
TRY! 3-5 ITALY! Brilliant from Andrea Masi once again as he cuts inside Nikki Walker, who just about got a hand to him but failed to make the tackle. Ansbro slipped which didn't help Scotland and Paterson was comfortable second best in the footrace as Masi accelerated away and touched down in the corner. Fantastic from the Italy fullback
PENALTY! SCOTLAND 3-0! The ball falling over fails to distract Paterson, who kicks the three points to maintain his 100 per cent record in this tournament and hand Scotland the early lead. A great start by the hosts.
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