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Last Updated: Friday, 29 October, 2004, 22:29 GMT 23:29 UK
Ireland 43-10 Scotland
Phil Cantillon starred as Ireland fought back to beat Scotland and reach the European Nations Cup final.

Ireland trailed 10-3 at the break but Cantillon scored four times as the hosts ran in seven second-half tries.

But the man of the match was Karl Fitzpatrick, who scored two tries and also kicked two goals.

The visitors, who had controlled much of the first half, were reduced to 12 men shortly after the break when Salford prop Neil Lowe was sin-binned.

In his absence Fitzpatrick and then Cantillon both crossed the line to put Ireland ahead for the first time.

Scotland seemed to be holding on until Fitzpatrick intercepted an Andrew Henderson pass and sprinted half the length of the field to open up a nine-point lead.

Scotland collapsed in the final quarter with Cantillon taking advantage of a loose ball to score from close range.

Fitzpatrick then sent Ged Corcoran in the clear to put Ireland out of reach and in the final two minutes Cantillon ran in his two final tries.


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