Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Ireland Seal Six Nations Bonus Point By Half

Ireland Seal Six Nations Bonus Point By Half

A sensational opening round will be a tough act to follow, but you can rest assured, the Natwest Six Nations will show no signs of relenting in Round 2 with some fierce action set to unfold.

She noted all of the changes Ireland had made to the side that had started the game as a potential reason for the score conceded in the second half, and claimed concentration came be a problem in games when a side is winning comfortably, as "it's hard sometimes to build yourself up when you're winning by so much".

Ireland are making light work of Italy at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon, leading 42-0.

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Promising back Jordan Larmour, who has scored six tries in 14 games since making his Leinster debut, was named among the replacements but came off the bench to make his senior global bow.

The outside centre bagged two tries today, but landed rather awkwardly when scoring the second.

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Ireland will anxiously await an update on the fitness of Robbie Henshaw after the centre suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder in the Six Nations win over Italy.

A strong carry from Bundee Aki provided the third score and the Connacht man led the break to set up Keith Earls to secure the bonus point before the break. Then again, if anyone knows how to get under the hosts' skins it should be Italy's wily Irish coach, Conor O'Shea.

The procession continued after the restart as Henshaw went over in the 44th minute but he sustained an arm injury in the process and was forced off to be replaced by 20-year-old Larmour.

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Yet Ireland hit straight back when Jacob Stockdale scored before Italy's replacement scrum-half Eduardo Gori went over for the visitors' second.

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