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Last Updated: Sunday March 15 2009 11:11 GMT

Rugby wins for Wales and Ireland

Jamie Heaslip celebrates scoring (Photo by David Davies/PA Wire)

Ireland and Wales both came back from behind to win their Six Nations Championship matches on Saturday.

Wales needed a late Tom Shanklin try to overcome Italy 20-15 in Rome, and in a later match Ireland were trailing 12-9 at half-time to Scotland.

But the Irish hit back through a try scored by replacement Jamie Heaslip, and went on to beat the Scots 22-15.

The wins mean Wales could still keep the title, while Ireland are on course for their first Grand Slam in 61 years.

The two sides will meet at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium next Saturday.