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Rome - 17 March, 2007
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Young Ireland fan gets in the mood ahead of kick-off

One of the estimated 17,000 Ireland fans who are in Rome hoping for a big Ireland victory

Italy's Ramiro Pez scores a drop-goal

Ramiro Pez's drop-goal for Italy levels the game at 3-3 after Ronan O'Gara's penalty gave Ireland an early lead

Ireland's Girvan Dempsey scores the game's first try

Girvan Dempsey goes over in the corner to score the first try of the game and give Ireland an 8-6 lead

Ireland's Simon Easterby scores his side's second try of the game

The touch judge looks on as Simon Easterby avoids a tackle to score Ireland's second try

Gordon D'Arcy scores Ireland's third try against italy

Gordon D'Arcy powers over the line to score Ireland's third try and give them a 20-12 lead at the break

Ireland's Shane Horgan scores his side's fifth try of the game

Girvan Dempsey scores another try before Shane Horgan touches down this effort to make it 32-12 to Ireland

Ronan O'Gara scores Ireland's seventh try against Italy

Ireland are running away with it. Tries from Denis Hickie and Ronan O'Gara give them a 46-12 lead

Denis Hickie scores his second try of the game

Denis Hickie's second try of the game cancels out Marco Bortolami's effort for Italy, and Ireland's lead is now 34 points

The Irish bench look worried after Italy's late try

But a late Roland De Marigny try leaves the Irish in tatters: they win the match but the Six Nations crown eludes them




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