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Summary

  1. Full-time: Ireland 19-9 England
  2. Henshaw try & four Sexton penalties for Ireland
  3. Three Ford penalties for England
  4. Ireland's first win over England since 2011
  5. Live on BBC One and Radio 5 live

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Keith Wood declares Ireland "deliriously happy" with the result and hints at celebrations to come.

Which feels like an appropriate way to bring our coverage to a close.

Heady days under Joe Schmidt for the boys in green.

If they win against Wales in two weeks' time, their sights will very quickly switch from the Six Nations to the little gold fella up for grabs in the autumn.

Bye for now.

Keith Wood

Former Ireland hooker on BBC One

"Is this game a benchmark for the World Cup if these two teams met? I don't think so. England will be radically different in six months time. It's when you lose that you have to change.

"Ireland aren't even thinking about the World Cup at this stage because they've won and they're thinking about winning the championship."

Sir Clive Woodward

Former England coach on BBC One

"I hope England don't change the team too much because they're going in the right direction, but they'll have learned a lesson today. If you give away 13 penalties at this level you're going to get beaten."

So, indulge me here.

Let's say, Wales beat Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in a fortnight's time and England put away a winless Scotland side at Twickenham.

Eminently possible.

And if it does play out that way, then we will head into the final weekend with three sides at the top of the table - each with one defeat against their name.

This is what the final weekend looks like:

Fixture list
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Ireland 19-9 England

Jeremy Guscott

Former England centre on BBC One

"If you're behind and bringing replacements on you need some creativity. Bringing Danny Cipriani on instead of Billy Twelvetrees would have been the call for me."

Ireland 19-9 England

ChrisRobshaw
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England captain Chris Robshaw: "We're very disappointed. We didn't get the result we wanted. Credit to the Irish, but we gave them their points too easily. At times we matched them, but the penalty count is an area for us to work on this week."

Ian Robertson

BBC rugby union correspondent on Radio 5 live

Ireland celebrate
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"England were outplayed and Ireland did everything much better. The defences on both sides were phenomenal but the initiative was with Ireland for about 65-70 minutes. England did pummel that Irish line for 10 minutes but without reward.

"Paul O'Connell was everywhere - amazing for a man of 35.

"This wasn't just a lucky performance from Ireland. They are a committed, well-prepared team and Joe Schmidt has masterminded it all and they deserve to be in pole position."

Matt Dawson

Former England scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

Chris Robshaw
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"The coaches have got a lot of thinking to do about how they approach the last two games and the World Cup. I don't think England should get too downhearted - put it down to experience watch it and learn from it."

Ireland 19-9 England

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt: "After seeing them against Wales, we knew they were going to come back at us in the second half, but we dug deep and managed to keep them off our line.

"We do rely on our half backs a lot. They move us around in the right manner and find space. It's hard to quantify but it obviously gives us value.

"I'm a spectator on matchdays - the core leaders are out there on the pitch. We had that experience and it told. I'm learning off them as well as them off me."

Ireland 19-9 England

England coach Stuart Lancaster: "In the first half we were masters of our own destiny. We played in the wrong areas at times and our discipline wasn't good enough and the timing of the try at the start of the second half was crucial.

"For us we need to understand where it went wrong and learn from it - we now need to focus on our two big games at home.

"We didn't nail some our our line-outs and there wasn't much to carry - it is hard to build an attaching game when you are taking high balls all the time."

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Rugby World's Paul Williams on Twitter: "That's a very big win for Ireland. Not just the result. The manner of victory. Shutdown England totally. Joe Schmidt masterclass. That noise, ladies and gentleman, is the sound of the 6N Championship door swinging wide open."

Ireland 19-9 England

Denis Hickie

Former Ireland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"The tactics from Ireland today were spot on and the execution was superb. It is one thing to have a plan, it is another to execute it. England never fired a shot in attack - you would have expected more from the back line. The high kicks have become a feature of the Irish game and when you do it it with pinpoint accuracy, you have to have the players to do that and Ireland do."

Ireland 19-9 England

Robbie Henshaw
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Ireland tryscorer Robbie Henshaw speaking to BBC Sport: "It was good chance to use my Gaelic football skills and get it down. Johnny Sexton gives us confidence - he's a true leader and everyone's learning from him all the time. We're growing week on week and we can keep improving."

Denis Hickie

Former Ireland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"This Ireland team really has the ability to give the strongest-ever showing at the World Cup, if everyone is fit but first they have to go to Wales who will be buoyed by their victory over France and they will be lying in wait. Wales have always fancied themselves against Ireland but Ireland are focussed and it will take a good Welsh performance to beat them."

Ireland 19-9 England

Paul O'Connell
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Ireland captain Paul O'Connell speaking to BBC Sport: "Our first-half discipline was very good and in the first 20 mins of second half we played well. Our outside half kicked well. We sat back a bit which was disappointing but we have a hell of a lot of respect for this England team and we're delighted to win."

Ireland 19-9 England

Matt Dawson

Former England scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"Ireland have been simply too good today. It was a superhuman effort at the end. That is World Cup semi-final/final stuff - the accuracy and the tactics are well and good but you have to execute. I believe England shouldn't worry because any team would have struggled to beat Ireland today."

Ireland 19-9 England

The Wales boys last night admitted that they were going to be cheering Ireland on today in the hope that they could beat Paul O'Connell's men in a fortnight to steal ahead in the race for the Six Nations.

That will be a humdinger of a match. Mark your diaries. Saturday 14 March. 14:30 GMT.

Ireland 19-9 England

Ireland"s centre Robbie Henshaw (R) scores Ireland"s first try
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That win means that Ireland have equalled their record of successive Test successes with 10 straight victories.

Not a bad bit of work to put on Joe Schmidt's CV.

Phillip Matthews

Former Ireland captain on BBC One

"Ireland built on what they've done in the championship so far and did more of it. Their kicking game was accurate - at times there were inches in it but Ireland were good for the win."

Full-time

Ireland 19-9 England

A delighted public announcer booms confirmation of the scoreline over the Aviva Stadium loudspeakers.

Disallowed try

Ireland 19-9 England

Jack Nowell in at the corner. No, he's not. There was a forward pass earlier in the piece. Craig Joubert wipes out the score and blows for time.

Brian Moore

Former England hooker on BBC One

"You can't fault England for their fortitude and endeavour in this game, but Ireland have been more precise when it counts and that's been the difference."

Ireland 19-9 England

Ireland give away a penalty on halfway and another 10 metres as they chuck the ball away. George Ford kicks into the corner but it is all too little too late with only 90 seconds of normal time left.

Denis Hickie

Former Ireland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"Billy Twelvetrees made a great impact when he came off the bench against Wales but today he has made three massive errors at key times."

Ireland 19-9 England

England's concentration slips again as the ball ricochets forward off Jack Nowell's boot and is picked up by Billy Twelvetrees. Accidental offside and Ireland nudge up towards the England 22m.

The clock leaking time as they do so.

Denis Hickie

Former Ireland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

"Ireland are dead on their feet. They are probably clock-watching but this is where Madigan needs to impose himself on the game - he hasn't had the same influence that Sexton had."

Ireland 19-9 England

A big hit in midfield and the ball spills from Richard Wigglesworth's grasp. It looked backwards, but the referee sees it as a knock-on. Possession turned over to Ireland and that is surely that in terms of the result.

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Ireland 19-9 England

Fields of Athenry echoes around the stands as Ireland clear their lines and Sean Cronin replaces Rory Best.

The home fans think their side are out of the woods now.

Phillip Matthews

Former Ireland captain on BBC One

James Haskell of England drops on the loose ball ahead of Devin Toner of Ireland
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"Ireland can't just play in their own half and defend the last eight minutes of this match. They have to put pressure on England."

Matt Dawson

Former England scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"Where has this been for England for the first 72 minutes of this game? It is like watching a completely different side. The opposition are tired but the dynamic of the game has changed."

Ireland 19-9 England

Jack Nowell darts and ducks. Up to within one metre!

Nope. A let-off for Ireland as Nick Easter burrows for the line with his own man - Billy Twelvetrees - blocking the attempted tacklers.

Craig Joubert calls a truck and trailer and it is a scrum to Ireland five metres out.

Ireland 19-9 England

Richard Wigglesworth squirms through a hole, Billy Vunipola punches on and England are up to the Ireland 22m line.

Ireland look like they have eased too far off the gas.

Matt Dawson

Former England scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live

"England have got to generate more pace and quicken the game up and get through the phases. Ireland have put everything into this game and look a bit tired."

Phillip Matthews

Former Ireland captain on BBC One

"Joe Schmidt will be worried that Ireland have stopped playing, thinking they've got the game won. He'll want them to score again to stop England coming back into the game."

Replacement

Ireland 19-9 England

More changes for England as Billy Twelvetrees comes on in the centres and Richard Wigglesworth gets a go at scrum-half in place of Ben Youngs.

Jared Payne off and Felix Jones on for Ireland.

Phillip Matthews

Former Ireland captain on BBC One

"It's against the run of play, but England are slowly reducing the gap. A converted try now would make it a very nervy last 10 minutes for Ireland."

Penalty

Ireland 19-9 England - George Ford

That was like a Manny Pacquiao haymaker landing.

Cian Healey has his head thrown back as he clashes brows with Dan Cole in the loose. He is alright to continue.

George Ford snaps over a penalty to nibble away at the gap a little more.

Too little, too late. Ten points difference and only a few more minutes.

Phillip Matthews

Former Ireland captain on BBC One

"Devin Toner has been immense. He's made crucial turnovers in the line-out"

Replacement

Ireland 19-6 England

Changes aplenty.

Ireland line-out lighthouse Devin Toner is replaced by Iain Henderson.

Mako Vunipola replaces Joe Marler while Nick Easter replaces Billy Vunipola for England.