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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 March 2003, 14:42 GMT 15:42 UK
Clockwatch: Ireland v England
All the action from Lansdowne Road


Minute-by-minute updates:

80 + 4 mins: Kaplan blows up but not before Luger claims England's fifth try - thanks to some great hands by Wilkinson. This time he makes no mistake with the kick to seal an utterly convincing win.
Ireland 6-42 England

80 mins: Greenwood adds his second try after intercepting a Hickie pass to add insult to Ireland's injury. Wilkinson's conversion goes inches wide of the near post.
Ireland 6-35 England

79 mins: England earn a throw on the Ireland line as Ireland captain O'Driscoll struggles with injury. Three extra minutes of play are signalled.

76 mins: With the end of the match approaching, Ireland have nowhere to go as the England defensive line looms ever larger.

74 mins: The crowd are treated to a rare sight when Martin Johnson receives treatment.

73 mins: Ireland's longest spell of possession in the second-half ends when O'Gara is forced to kick the ball away.

70 mins: Desperate to get possession, the home side give away yet another penalty with 10 minutes remaining. Wilkinson again makes no mistake.
Ireland 6-30 England

67 mins: Tindall makes a superb tackles on Gleeson and Ireland win a penalty when the Irish flanker does not release the ball. Both sides make numerous changes with Costello, Dawson and Tindall all going off. They are replaced by Alan Quinlan, Bracken and Dan Luger respectively.

63 mins: Ronan O'Gara replaces Humphreys for Ireland as the game enters the final quarter. Seconds later, Will Greenwood claims England's third try after powering over despite three green shirts. Wilkinson pushes his side further ahead and makes the result decisive.
Ireland 6-27 England

62 mins: Dallaglio is stopped inches short after Costello misses a vital tackle and Foley is left to make the big hit.

59 mins: England drive slowly towards the Ireland line and Mike Tindall finishes off a surging move for Ireland.
Grayson kicks the conversion, before being replaced by Wilkinson
Ireland 6-20 England

56 mins: Paul O'Connell replaces Gary Longwell in an attempt to provide the home side with another ball carrier.

52 mins: Wilkinson, who walks off holding his shoulder, is replaced by Paul Grayson.

51 mins: Kay enters the fray once again as an impressive England move ends when Johnson is blown up for entering a ruck from the side.

50 mins: O'Driscoll slots a good kick into touch on the England 22, but Ireland again give a penalty away.

48 mins: England win a penalty and again push Ireland into their half, but Thompson's throw again goes awry.

46 mins: Richard Hill is the next England player to receive attention, but hobbles on.

45 mins: A bloodied Ben Kay is replaced by Danny Grewcock for England as Ireland struggle to get out of their half.

41 mins: Wilkinson gets back on his feet after two minutes of physio on an injured shoulder to slot a third drop goal. But it is disallowed after the linesman brings play back.

40 mins: Wilkinson kicks-off with the wind which is sure to be a huge advantage in the second-half.


40 + 2 min: Dallaglio breaks from scrum and Wilkinson adds his second right-footed drop goal to send his side seven points clear at half-time.
Ireland 6-13 England

39 mins: Thompson is blown up for a 'double throw' at the line-out as prop Graham Rowntree goes off to be replaced by Gloucester's Trevor Woodman.

36 mins: Costello is well stopped by Ben Cohen and England regroup to push Ireland back onto the half-way line.

34 mins: Bracken puts in a decisive tackle to stop Maggs inches from the line, before being replaced by Dawson.

33 mins: Murphy collects his chip ahead but is stopped just yards from the England line as Ireland earn a vital scrum.

31 mins: Peter Stringer's fine touch-line kick sends England back onto their own 10 metre line.

28 mins: Wilkinson immediately replies for Wilkinson with a right-footed drop goal. Hill comes back on after being stitched up.
Ireland 6-10 England

26 mins: Kyran Bracken replaces Matt Dawson before Humphreys finally cuts the deficit to one point with his second penalty.
Ireland 6-7 England

23 mins:Mike Tindall is penalised for holding on. From the resulting line-out Murphy makes a clean break but is well shackled by Wilkinson, despite having a man outside him.

22 mins: Joe Worsley replaces Richard Hill who leaves the field with a blood injury

20 mins: Josh Lewsey's run cuts through the Ireland defence but Ireland win the scrum when Kaplan blows up for crossing.

18 mins: Denis Hickie's finds a superb 50 metre touch to ease the pressure after a slick piece of defending from Murphy.

14 mins: A weaving run from Murphy pushes England back into their 22. Ireland win a well deserved penalty when Johnson is penalised for holding onto the Ireland full-back on the floor. But Humphreys misses a straightforward kick.

13 mins: Jason Robison claims a Geordan Murphy high ball and finds a good touch.

11 mins: Will Greenwood claims a vital tackle on O'Driscoll to bring an end to an impressive Ireland surge.

10 mins: A long Wilkinson kick pushes Ireland back inside their own half.

8 mins: England hit back after wheeling an Ireland scrum. Matt Dawson's breaks and feeds Lawrence Dallaglio who touches down underneath the posts. Wilkinson slots the extras.
Ireland 3-7 England

7 mins: Wilkinson releases Thompson with a wonderful pass, but the ball is knocked on by Lewsey inside the Ireland half.

6 mins: Humphreys gives Ireland the lead with a fine drop-goal after Steve Thompson's throw at the line-out is woefully crooked.
Ireland 3-0 England

5 mins: Brian O'Driscoll knocks on in England's 22 to bring an end to an impressive start for the home side. England clear after Keith Gleeson is penalised.

2 mins: Ireland are awarded an early penalty 10 metres inside his own half when Neil Back is caught offside. Humphreys attempts an enormous kick but it falls just short.

Kick-off David Humphreys kicks-off for Ireland - and immediately switches the kick to the backs.

1405: The crowd erupts as the Ireland team finish the anthems at a packed and partisan Lansdowne Road.

1358: The Irish team look reasonably relaxed, in stark contrast to England who sing their national anthem with exuberance.

1357 BST: As kick-off approaches, Martin Johnson refuses to move his team, after England line-up in front of Ireland for the national anthems.


Teams:

Ireland: Ireland: G Murphy (Leicester); J Bishop (London Irish), B O'Driscoll (Leinster, capt), K Maggs (Bath), D Hickie (Leinster); D Humphreys (Ulster), P Stringer (Munster); M Horan (Munster), S Byrne (Leinster), J Hayes (Munster), M O'Kelly (Leinster), G Longwell (Ulster), V Costello (Leinster), K Gleeson (Leinster), A Foley (Munster).

Replacements: F Sheahan (Munster), J Fitzpatrick (Ulster), P O'Connell (Munster), A Quinlan (Munster), G Easterby (Llanelli), R O'Gara (Munster), G Dempsey (Leinster).

England: Josh Lewsey (Wasps), Jason Robinson (Sale), Will Greenwood (Harlequins), Mike Tindall (Bath), Ben Cohen (Northampton), Jonny Wilkinson (Newcastle vice-captain), Matt Dawson (Northampton ), Graham Rowntree (Leicester), Steve Thompson (Northampton ), Jason Leonard (Harlequins), Martin Johnson (Leicester, captain), Ben Kay (Leicester), Richard Hill (Saracens), Neil Back (Leicester), Lawrence Dallaglio (Wasps)

Replacements: Dorian West (Leicester), Trevor Woodman (Gloucester), Danny Grewcock (Bath), Joe Worsley (London Wasps), Kyran Bracken (Saracens), Paul Grayson (Northampton), Dan Luger (Harlequins).

Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa).




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