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Last Updated: Sunday February 15 2009 17:45 GMT

Ireland win again in Six Nations

Luke Fitzgerald scores his sides second try during (Photo by Julien Behal/PA Wire)

Ireland have continued their winning start to the Six Nations Championships, after beating Italy 38-9 in Rome.

The game was close in the first half, with Ireland giving away two penalties which fly-half Luke Mclean landed to put Italy ahead 6-0.

Tries from Tommy Bowe, Luke Fitzgerald, David Wallace and Brian O'Driscoll helped Ireland secure victory.

The win puts Ireland at the top of the Six Nations table along with Wales, with two wins from two games.