Italy 10-34 Ireland rugby LIVE SCORE: Irish cruise to bonus point in Six Nations match in Rome

IRELAND have secured a bonus point just 42 minutes into their Six Nations match with Italy in Rome.

Tries from Garry Ringrose, Hugo Keenan, Will Connors and CJ Stander have put Andy Farrell's men on course for a crushing victory.

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    ITALY 10-34 IRELAND

    52. Penalty to Italy.

    That's a let off for the hosts as Ireland are careless at the lineout and cross in front of each other.

    Garbisi sends the ball downfield for the Azzurri.

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    51. PENALTY TO IRELAND!

    That's a huge penalty for the visitors, won against the scrum and just a matter of metres away from the line.

    Sexton puts it into touch and Ireland will be eyeing another try here.

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    50. Half an hour left to play in Rome.

    Ireland will be eyeing a fifty points plus score.

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    48. Johnny Sexton hoists the ball into the air to test Italy under the high ball.

    It's knocked on by Italy and into an Irish hand.

    Lowe stretches his legs down the left and passes the ball forward as he goes down.

    It will be an Italy scrum inside their own twenty-two.

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    47. Kilcoyne is going off for a head injury assessment so Cian Healy is on to replace him.

    Furlong is also coming off for Ireland, with Herring on in his place.

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    45. Italy are struggling to live with Ireland here.

    The visitors counter rucking is superb and so is their defence.

    They're forcing Italy backwards with every tackle.

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    ITALY 10-34 IRELAND

    44. Sexton adds the extra points and Ireland's lead is back up to twenty-four points.

    There's still thirty-five minutes left to play.

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    TRY SCORED!

    CJ Stander forces his way over the line from close range and Ireland have their bonus point!

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    ITALY 10-27 IRELAND

    43. They might get it as well.

    Ireland are about two metres out from the line, pounding the Italy defence with the forwards.

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    ITALY 10-27 IRELAND

    42. Johnny Sexton declines the three points in front of the posts and kicks the ball into the corner.

    Ireland want the try.

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    ITALY 10-27 IRELAND

    41. Penalty to Ireland.

    Already Italy concede a penalty.

    It's for offside from a clearing kick, which they were also guilty of doing in the first half.

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    PEEEEEP!

    THE SECOND HALF IS UNDERWAY!

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    STAT ATTACK

    Despite dominating the first half territory, Italy find themselves seventeen points down at the break.

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    AZZURRI SCORE

    Here's a look at the final play of the half.

    Johan Meyer crossed over after some good work by Paolo Garbisi.

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    KEENAN CROSSES OVER

    Here's a look at Ireland's second try of the afternoon.

    It's a lovely line by Hugo Keenan and excellent offload by Gary Ringrose.

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    So despite trailing by seventeen points Italy won't be too disheartened going into the break.

    That try with the final play of the half was make or break for the Azzurri.

    Ireland won't be concerned though.

    They've been well in control in the first half and will be confident of extending their lead after the break.

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    PEEEEEEP!

    THAT'S HALF TIME!

    ITALY 10-27 IRELAND!

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    44. Garbisi adds the extra two points with an excellent kick from a tight angle.

    The ball sails through the posts and that will be that for the first half.

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    ITALY 8-27 IRELAND

    Johan Meyer crosses for the hosts after a good break and offload by Paolo Garbisi.

    Italy needed a try there and a try is what they got.

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    TRY SCORED!

    ITALY DO HAVE THEIR TRY!

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    ITALY 3-27 IRELAND

    42. Italy set up the maul from the lineout but it's not really going anywhere.

    That's a great counter shove by Ireland.

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    ITALY 3-27 IRELAND

    40. PENALTY TO ITALY!

    This time Ireland are penalised for collapsing the scrum.

    Italy kick it into the corner again as the clock ticks into the 42nd minute.

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    40. Free kick to Italy.

    Ireland are penalised for an early jump and Italy opt for a scrum.

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    39. Penalty to Italy.

    Ireland are offside and perhaps Italy could have one last chance for some points before the break.

    Canna puts a good kick into the corner and Italy will throw the ball in ten metres out from the Irish line.

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    ITALY 3-27 IRELAND

    37. Sexton has been flawless from the boot this afternoon.

    He adds the two extra points again and Ireland's lead is now up to twenty-four points.

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