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Sunday, 17 November, 2002, 14:49 GMT
Clockwatch: Ireland 64-17 Fiji
All the action as it happened as Ireland beat Fiji 64-17 in Dublin.

Ireland run Fiji ragged from the outset, Geordan Murphy and Kevin Maggs both grabbing two tries apiece in a dominant first half featuring six tries in all for the hosts.

Fiji are more competitive after the break and manage two tries of their own, but Kieron Dawson, Anthony Foley and Maggs - for his hat-trick - add further scores for Ireland.

FT: Ireland 64-17 Fiji

82 mins: Ireland finish in style as a quick tap penalty from Alan Quinlan and Shane Horgan's surging run set up Kevin Maggs to complete a hat-trick of tries, and the hosts' ninth in all.
David Humphreys adds the conversion for a 19-point personal haul.
Ireland 64-17 Fiji

80 mins: Fiji put a flowing counter attack together through Waisale Serevi and Fero Lasagavibau, but it peters out on halfway.

78 mins: Ireland lose the first line-out on their own throw all afternoon, wasting a promising scoring position.

77 mins: Ireland counter attack to good effect from inside their own half through Geordan Murphy, and win a penalty on halfway that David Humphreys kicks to touch.

74 mins: The game becomes scrappy as the raft of replacements disrupts the earlier flow.

67 mins: A lovely break and inside pass from Waisale Serevi sends Joseph Narruhn in to score Fiji's second try. Serevi converts with ease.
Ireland 57-17 Fiji

64 mins: David Humphreys is forced to kick a penalty in front of the posts.
Ireland 57-10 Fiji

62 mins: Fiji centre Vili Satala is fortunate to escape a yellow card after a dangerous high tackle on Gordon D'Arcy.

58 mins: Referee Tony Spreadbury lectures Ireland flanker Alan Quinlan after a dust-up with his Fijian counterpart.

56 mins: Ireland send on Gordon D'Arcy, Eric Miller, Reggie Corrigan and Mick O'Driscoll, with Brian O'Driscoll among the players given a rest.

54 mins: Number eight Anthony Foley grabs Ireland's eighth try in the right corner after great work in the lead-up from prop John Hayes. Humphreys is off target with the conversion attempt.
Ireland 54-10 Fiji

52 mins: Fiji replace fly-half Nicky Little with the versatile Joseph Narruhn.

49 mins: Recalled flanker Kieron Dawson grabs Ireland's seventh try with a powerful finish after smart work from Brian O'Driscoll and Anthony Foley. Humphreys adds the conversion.
Ireland 49-10 Fiji

47 mins: Ireland wing Shane Horgan is bundled into touch a few metres short of the line, but David Humphreys swiftly lands a penalty to restore Ireland's momentum.
Ireland 42-10 Fiji

43 mins: Fiji recover their composure and flanker Alifereti Doviverata barges his way over from close range to reward the visitors' pressure. Nicky Little adds the conversion.
Ireland 39-10 Fiji

42 mins: Fiji kick a penalty to touch but from the line-out centre Seremai Bai is held up short and then Waisale Serevi drops a scoring pass metres from the line.

41 mins: Fiji start the second half in more positive fashion and win a string of penalties in the Ireland half.

HT: Ireland 39-3 Fiji

40 mins: A storming break from Malcolm O'Kelly puts Ireland on the offensive again and Kevin Maggs finishes off in style for his second, and Ireland's sixth try. Humphreys adds the conversion to complete a commanding first half from the home side.
Ireland 39-3 Fiji

34 mins: Justin Bishop gets in on the scoring act with Ireland's fifth try, the left wing barging through four tacklers after being set up by O'Driscoll and Murphy. This time Humphreys is successful with the conversion.
Ireland 32-3 Fiji

30 mins: Captain Brian O'Driscoll scores Ireland's fourth try to equal Brendan Mullin's Irish record of 17. The Lions star's pace takes him on an arcing run through the Fiji midfield, but Humphreys again misses the conversion.
Ireland 25-3 Fiji

27 mins: Kevin Maggs slips two Fijian tackles and from the ensuing ruck, David Humphreys chips over a flat defence for Geordan Murphy to touch down his second, and Ireland's third, try. Humphreys is unable to convert.
Ireland 20-3 Fiji

24 mins: Fiji fly-half Nicky Little gets his side on the scoreboard with a well-struck penalty from 35 metres.
Ireland 15-3 Fiji

20 mins: Ireland lock Malcolm O'Kelly steals a Fiji line-out to send Geordan Murphy on another incisive counter attack deep into the visitors' half.

18 mins: David Humphreys lands his first penalty of the afternoon to extend Ireland's advantage.
Ireland 15-0 Fiji

14 mins: Ireland kick a penalty to touch and from the line-out, they score their second try. Brian O'Driscoll's floated pass to Justin Bishop sees the left wing cut in from his flank before sending Kevin Maggs over in the left corner. David Humphreys adds the conversion.
Ireland 12-0 Fiji

13 mins: Ireland attempt to drive over from close range, as Fiji are penalised for illegally holding up the home pack on their own line.

8 mins: Murphy evades three Fiji tacklers as Ireland threaten a second score. But the move ends when Shane Horgan is penalised for a double movement as he dives for the line.

4 mins: A sweeping move involving Humphreys and Kevin Maggs ends with Shane Horgan slipping an inside pass to full-back Geordan Murphy to score the opening try, his seventh in international rugby.
Humphreys misses the conversion.
Ireland 5-0 Fiji

2 mins: A steepling Humphreys kick is almost collected by Shane Horgan, but the ball slips from the right wing's grasp metres from the line.

1 min: David Humphreys, equalling Jack Kyle's record of 47 caps as Ireland's most-capped fly-half, kicks off.

Ireland: G Murphy; S Horgan; K Maggs, B O'Driscoll, capt, J Bishop; D Humphreys, G Easterby; M Horan, F Sheahan, J Hayes, L Cullen, M O'Kelly, A Quinlan, K Dawson, A Foley.
Replacements: R Corrigan, M O'Driscoll, E Miller, S Byrne, P Stringer, R O'Gara, G Dempsey.

Fiji: W Serevi; F Lasagavibau; V Satala, S Bai, N Ligairi; N Little, J Rauluni; S Koyamaibole, A Doviverata, A Mocelutu, S Raiwalui, A Naevo, B Cavubati, G Smith, capt, R Nyholt.
Replacements: P Biu, I Rasila, I Rawaqa, S Tawake, S R, J Narruhn, I Mow.

Referee: Tony Spreadbury (England)

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