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Ireland flanker David Wallace on the attack in the first half at Croke Park

Ireland 12-16 Wales: Ireland flanker David Wallace bursts through the Wales defence as the hosts take a 6-3 lead

Mike Phillips pulls off a fine tackle on Shane Horgan

Ireland wing Shane Horgan comes within inches of scoring the opening try but he is denied by a fine tackle by Mike Phillips

Marcus Horan grimaces as he is treated after being kneed in the back by Mike Phillips

Wales suffer a blow as they lose scrum-half Phillips to the bin for kneeing Ireland prop Marcus Horan in the back

Shane Williams scores the first try of the game

Shane Williams puts Wales into a deserved lead as he beats Andrew Trimble's tackle to score out wide

Wales celebrate on the final whistle

The final whistle blows and Wales celebrate a famous victory in Dublin to clinch the Triple Crown

Captain Ryan Jones hoists the Triple Crown

Captain Ryan Jones hoists the Triple Crown, knowing victory at home to France next week will seal the Six Nations title

Shane Williams with the Triple Crown

Shane Williams is named man of the match after equalling the Wales try-scoring record, held by Gareth Thomas

A rainbow over Murrayfield

Scotland 15-9 England: It's four seasons in one day at Murrayfield with the Calcutta Cup on the line

Wilkinson kicks his first penalty

Jonny Wilkinson slots home an early penalty to pass Neil Jenkins as the world record points scorer

Rory Lamont is taken off on a stretcher after colliding with Iain Balshaw as they chased a kick

Scotland suffer a blow as Rory Lamont is taken to hospital after colliding with Iain Balshaw - he later recovers well

Chris Paterson's goal-kicking was superb once again

Chris Paterson's faultless goal-kicking kept the scoreboard ticking for Scotland

A disconsolate Phil Vickery and Jonny Wilkinson sit on the replacements bench after being replaced

England take off captain Phil Vickery and fly-half Jonny Wilkinson with over 10 minutes remaining at Murrayfield

Ben Kay (left), Paul Sackey and Brian Ashton after the game

England coach Brian Ashton looks shell shocked after his side are handed their second defeat in the 2008 Six Nations

Scotland pose for the photographers as they celebrate their win

And the photographers have to jostle for position as Scotland's players celebrate their famous win

France full-back Anthony Floch scores the opening try of the game

France 25-13 Italy: Anthony Floch opens the scoring for France with a well-worked try out wide

Yannick Jauzion scores France's second try

The match loses its shape until a classy try from Yannick Jauzion, getting on the end of Dimitri Yachvili's chip, stretches France's lead

Martin Castrogiovanni gives Italy hope with his try

Italy's proud pack of forwards refuse to go down without a fight though, with prop Martin Castrogiovanni burrowing over after a brilliant drive

Mirco Bergamasco denies Aurelien Rougerie with a brilliant tackle

Aurelien Rougerie goes desperately close for France only to be denied by a magnificent Mirco Bergamasco tackle

Rougerie scores France's third try to make the game safe

But soon after Rougerie finishes off a fine back move under the posts to put the result beyond any doubt




see also
Ireland 12-16 Wales
08 Mar 08 |  Rugby Union
Scotland 15-9 England
08 Mar 08 |  Rugby Union
France 25-13 Italy
09 Mar 08 |  Rugby Union


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