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Summary

  1. Ireland 10-16 Wales FT
  2. Henderson try, Sexton con & pen for Ireland
  3. Tipuric try, Halfpenny con & 3 pens for Wales
  4. Scotland 48-7 Italy FT
  5. Lamont 2, Barclay, Visser 2, Bennett tries
  6. Use the live coverage tab to select your commentary

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Mark Bennett is tackled by Michele Campanaro and Luca Morisi
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This live text is done for the evening though. Promising signs for Wales and Scotland, while Ireland's progress is checked. That is how the runes look from this angle.

Only 20 days until we get to taste the real meat of World Cup rugby.

Can't wait.

See you there.

Where next for Wales and Ireland?

Ireland's Sean Cronin is unable to ground the ball for a late try
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So where next for Wales and Ireland?

Next weekend, by which time both teams and the rest of the world will know the 31-man squads, Ireland head to Twickenham to play England.

Wales meanwhile will be taking out any lingering frustrations on Italy at the Millennium Stadium. 

Scotland 48-7 Italy

Player reaction

It's up to the coaches to decide if I've done enough. If we could take a 50-man squad, I'm sure we would.

Scotland prop Jon Welsh on BBC Radio Scotland
Scotland celebrate
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France next

A tougher test awaits Scotland next week. They are back on the road, playing France in Paris in their final warm-up match before playing Japan in Gloucester in their opening Pool B match on 23 September.

We have a great set of backs and we have to give them an opportunity to show their skills and I think the front five did that. Now we play the waiting game to see who is selected.

Scotland prop Alasdair Dickinson on BT Sport

Tom English

BBC Scotland

Scotland were aggressive and ripped the ball from Italy. Those kind of things usually happen against Scotland, not for Scotland. But this is peace-time rugby - can they produce this type of performance when it matters?

You can read Tom's in-depth Scotland analysis on the website later this evening.

Mark Bennett on the attack for Scotland
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Full-time - Scotland 48-7 Italy

A very enjoyable outing for Vern Cotter's side. And as the Proclaimers blares out around Murrayfield, there are smiles of the faces of the Scots.

They made 568m - more than half a kilometre - with ball in hand. Italy racked up only 186m.

Try - Scotland 48-7 Italy

Mark Bennett (missed con Russell)

Italy throwing caution to the wind and passes to Scottish hands.

Mark Bennett swoops on a loose ball, skins Andrea Masi on the outside and has the pace to make the corner to complete a landslide win.

Finn Russell misses from a tight old angle.

Scotland 43-7 Italy

More scrum japes. Both sides playing up and making puppy eyes at the referee. Finally the ball is back in play.

A neat box chip from Italy, gathered by Ruaridh Jackson, but he is bundled out of play before he can flick the ball back into play.

Line-out Italy on the Scotland 22m line.

Record win?

If it stays like this, Scotland will have a record margin of victory over the Italians. 

Their previous best was a 47-15 win at Murrayfield in August 2003.

Sean Lamont
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Scotland 43-7 Italy

The last two tries have been well-read interceptions. Scotland look organised - I've been up here weeping sometimes as they wonder where they're supposed to be. But they look like they know what they're supposed to do.

Former Scotland number eight John Beattie on BBC Radio Scotland

Converted try - Scotland 43-7 Italy

Tim Visser (con Russell)

Over the horizon and away.

Italy are playing some ponderous stuff up within five metres of the Scotland line, but a loose, loopy pass from Luke McLean is gobbled up by Tim Visser and the Scotland winger charges the length of the pitch to go under the posts.

Simple for Finn Russell to add another two.

Given the World Cup is coming and there's mums and dads watching all that - I don't think you can leave someone on the pitch who has left the soles of their feet on someone's ear.

Former Scotland number eight John Beattie on BBC Radio Scotland

Sin-bin - Scotland 36-7 Italy

Silly boy. Italy prop Michele Rizzo presses his elbow into the face of a prone Scotland forward and then reacts to the Scot's retaliatory shove by booting him in the neck/shoulder region.

Yellow all the way. And he is lucky. If his aim had been off-skew and he put stud to head, it might well have been red.

Scotland 36-7 Italy

Sterling defensive work from Scotland as they face an Italy line-out five metres from their own line.

The home side pile in and pump the legs to drive the Italians away from the danger zone.

Replacement - Scotland 36-7 Italy

Henry Pyrgos has been allowed off the leash. He comes on to replace Greig Laidlaw at scrum-half for the final 14 minutes.

Ireland 10-16 Wales

Ireland’s Paul O'Connell with his son Paddy and wife Emily after his final home game for Ireland
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Paul O'Connell's son Paddy got to share the limelight with his old man after the final whistle at the Aviva Stadium.

Scotland 36-7 Italy

The Italians are going predictably around the corner and Sean Lamont just reads it. It's very clever and good from Lamont.

Former Scotland number eight John Beattie on BBC Radio Scotland

Try - Scotland 36-7 Italy

Sean Lamont (missed con Laidlaw)

Sean Lamont rattled Andrea Masi with a big hit, got back to his feet and then snaffled an interception from Quentin Geldenhuys' hoof-handed pass in the next phase to trot over the whitewash.

Grieg Laidlaw misses the extras from a tricky angle.

Sean Lamont scores for Scotland
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Replacement - Scotland 31-7 Italy

John Barclay makes way for Blair Cowan for Scotland.

What's a performance away from home in Dublin. Congratulations @WelshRugbyUnion. Defence was immense, Tips outstanding 💪👊🏽

Thought Wales looked pretty good today. God knows who misses out in their group. No win for Ireland but shaping up ok. Sexto must stay fit!

Scotland 31-7 Italy

These two packs are digging a crater in the Murrayfield turf with their inability to get a scrum completed.

Finally referee Roman Poite's patience wears thin and he pings the Italians. Scotland with a line-out on the Italy 22m line.

Scotland 31-7 Italy

Ryan Wilson's tacking has been really good. He's done well today. I think we all want more from Grant Gilchrist - a couple of more runs and to be more abrasive.

Former Scotland number eight John Beattie on BBC Radio Scotland

Replacement - Scotland 31-7 Italy

A change in the Scotland front row.

Off goes hooker Ross Ford and Stuart McInally is on in his place.

It looks like Blair Cowan will be into the fray any moment as well.

Penalty - Scotland 31-7 Italy

Greig Laidlaw

Stuart Hogg picks a sublime line off the shoulder of Finn Russell. Italy get back to just about bring the livewire full-back to the floor but infringe and Grieg Laidlaw heaps another three points on the pile.

Greig Laidlaw kicks more points
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Ireland 10-16 Wales

Both Ireland and Wales' players have hung behind to applaud Paul O'Connell after his final Test in Dublin.

The big man looks a little embarrassed by the whole thing. When an Irish Rugby official attempt to convince him to go on a lap of honour, O'Connell settles for a wander to the middle of the pitch and a wave to all four stands.

Paul O'Connell with his son Paddy
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It's very disappointing. A lot of things we wanted to improve on we probably haven’t. We've learned a lot about ourselves. In a few months time will be when I can look back on my international career – not now. Ireland fans have been tremendous throughout my career and hopefully they can add to it during the World Cup.

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell on Sky Sports

I know it would been a knock to confidence to lose this - but it was all about the performance and Wales can be pleased with the performance. To win here is a massive confidence boost - I just hope there aren't too many serious injuries.

Former Wales wing Adrian Hadley on BBC Radio Wales

Ireland 10-16 Wales

Justin Tipuric speaking to Sky Sports: "Everyone is nervous [about the squad selection]. It is what you play for and everyone wants to be part of the World Cup squad."

Try - Scotland 28-7 Italy

Tim Visser, missed con Greig Laidlaw

We're unlikely to have such a close finish in Edinburgh as they had in Dublin, as the Scots have just scored their third try.

It's a cracker too, with the hosts rumbling from the line-out through David Denton.

When he is halted the ball is whipped wide and Tim Visser strides over untouched - he is indeed relishing his chance to run with the ball.

Full-time - Ireland 10-16 Wales

A little of an anti-climax as Craig Joubert blows up after getting the video official's verdict.

No try - Ireland 10-16 Wales

Leigh Halfpenny has slithered beneath the Ireland prop like a car mechanic checking the underside of a family saloon.

He keeps the ball from touching terra firma and denies Ireland the dramatic sign-off for Paul O'Connell's final Dublin Test outing.

Try review - Ireland 10-16 Wales

Ireland batter over. But has Sean Cronin grounded it cleanly? 

The video gods to decide.

Ireland 10-16 Wales

Ireland penalty right in front of the sticks.

 Not enough time for the kick though. Tap and go...

Ireland 10-16 Wales

Wales hold the driving maul at bay. But Ireland still have it and are grinding up around the fringes.