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  1. England beat Ireland 34-7 to win the Women's Six Nations Grand Slam
  2. Wilson Hardy, Keates, Cokayne, Scarratt & Thompson score tries for England
  3. Lyons scores consolation Ireland try in Donnybrook
  4. Scotland fight back to beat Italy 14-12

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By Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

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Two down, one to go

FT: Ireland 7-34 England

So England women followed on from their U20s side in winning the Grand Slam.

Two down, one to go for England rugby.

Eddie Jones' side, who already have the Six Nations title in the bag, go for the hat-trick of Grand Slams tomorrow in Dublin.

Kick-off is at 17:00 GMT and we've got live text and radio coverage for you.

Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and follow text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Enjoy the rest of St Patrick's Day - and see you tomorrow.

Natasha Hunt

England World Cup winning scrum-half on Radio 5 live sports extra

It's been a brilliant spectacle for women's rugby with ferocious defence and tackles. The result doesn't reflect the game itself but I am so proud of the England girls.

'It was so loud'

FT: Ireland 7-34 England

England second row Harriet Millar-Mills speaking to Sky Sports:

"The first half was so intense but thankfully we came away with the win.

"It was so loud. The crowd were incredible, so much atmosphere."

Second Grand Slam of the day

FT: Ireland 7-34 England

Natasha Hunt

England World Cup winning scrum-half on Radio 5 live sports extra

The girls will be elated to come here and put in such a big performance. It's been a brilliant game of rugby and Ireland have given England a massive challenge.

England win the Grand Slam

FT: Ireland 7-34 England


Ireland 7-34 England

And there it is.

England women are the Six Nations Champions with their first Grand Slam since 2012.

Ireland 7-34 England

And here they come again.

Harriet Millar-Mills runs a good angle up the middle but Ireland continue to tackle their hearts out.

Ireland 7-34 England

It was always going to be a tough ask for Ireland against England's world-class attack.

11 tries against Wales, 12 tries against Scotland and six tries this evening in Donnybrook.

The England U20s completed their Grand Slam hours earlier, and the women are minutes away from completing their own success.

Natasha Hunt

England World Cup winning scrum-half on Radio 5 live sports extra

Lydia Thompson is a classy winger and it's great to see her stretch away and score with a brilliant finish. She is so powerful through the tackle and has such good foot speed.

Ireland 7-34 England

The quality of England's defence has been the difference this evening.

289 caps on the bench and the floodgates have opened.

And, they've played against the wind in this second period.

Converted try - Thompson races clear

Ireland 7-34 England (con Scarratt)

A hint of a forward pass from Emily Scarratt but Lydia Thompson shows lovely footwork and once again outpaces the Ireland defence.

World Champions England have been too strong for this Ireland side in the second half as Emily Scarratt adds two more points.

Try - Ireland 7-32 England

Lydia Thompson

Converted try - Scarratt with seven points

Ireland 7-27 England (con Scarratt)

It's a cruel game.

Just as Ireland had dragged themselves back into the game, England come up with a world-class try.  

Danielle Waterman collects a loose kick at full-back and produces a lovely sidestep to start the break.

Bianca Blackburn with a nice pass inside and Emily Scarratt runs free down the wing before converting her own try.

That has to be game over now.

Try - Ireland 7-25 England

Emily Scarratt

Natasha Hunt

England World Cup winning scrum-half on Radio 5 live sports extra

Brilliant play from the Ireland team who kept the ball down the middle and finished it off well.

Converted try - Lyons pulls one back

Ireland 7-20 England (con Stapleton)

But Ireland don't need the penalty.

They take the direct route straight through the middle and Lyons powers through Tamara Taylor over the whitewash.

Ireland show great character and they're back in this game.

Try - Ireland 5-20 England

Leah Lyons

Ireland 0-20 England

It's worth remembering that this is the first Six Nations to feature a fully professional squad.

38 players in the England set-up are on professional contracts, 18 of those full-time.

England are really showing their superiority now but Ireland won't lie down - even with only 14 players on the field.

Centre Jenny Murphy has been their best player this afternoon and she breaks the tackle once again to set Ireland on the front foot.

Advantage coming for the high tackle...

Converted try - Hooker Cokayne scores again

Ireland 0-20 England (con Scarratt)

Laura Keates took the ball well and it's another break from centre Emily Scarratt who is running wild in the midfield this afternoon.

Amy Cokayne is on her shoulder and finishes the break for England's third try of the game, and her fifth of the championship. Rapid pace from the hooker.

Scarratt with the conversion and England are up to 20 points.

Try - Ireland 0-18 England

Amy Cokayne

Natasha Hunt

England World Cup winning scrum-half on Radio 5 live sports extra

For a neutral this is phenomenal match to watch. It is so ferocious with tackles flying in all over the place.

Penalty (Scarratt)

Ireland 0-13 England

Emily Scarratt strikes her first successful kick of the evening to push England's lead out to 13 points.

Ireland are down to 14 for the next 10 minutes and England will need to be ruthless now.

Sin-bin (Coyne)

Ireland 0-10 England

Emily Scarratt with a beautiful angled run as she darts through the centre and Ireland's Mairead Coyne is sent to the bin for a deliberate knock-on.

Natasha Hunt

England World Cup winning scrum-half on Radio 5 live sports extra

Brilliant play from England. They've managed to score points when they've got into Ireland's 22 and have managed to keep Ireland out when they have got into England's 22. They should grow in confidence now.

Try - Keates scores on 60th cap

Ireland 0-10 England (missed con Scarratt)

And England do just that.

They suck in the Irish defence and Laura Keates pops up to drive over the line and mark her 60th cap with a try.

Emily Scarratt has to have the ball held down by a teammate on the kicking tee, but her kick is again unsuccessful as it ricochets off the crossbar.

England by no means home and dry.

Try - Ireland 0-10 England

Laura Keates

Ireland 0-5 England

England have sapped up all of Ireland's possession in this first 10 minutes and have a scrum five-metres out from the Ireland line.

England captain Sarah Hunter drives into the heart of the Irish defence but the World Champions need to show some patience here. 

Natasha Hunt

England World Cup winning scrum-half on Radio 5 live sports extra

Ireland have had so much pressure and the longer England can prevent them from scoring the more belief they will have to go on and secure the win.

The crucial try

Ireland 0-5 England

Wilson Hardy scores
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England winger Amy Wilson Hardy scores the only try of the game so far finishing off a fine England move.

Ireland 0-5 England

And Ireland's period of possession comes to nothing.

England chose to run the ball out of their 22 as their forwards get them out of trouble.

This is a hugely physical game - with one score the difference.

Ireland 0-5 England

Ireland are in a great position here.

Jenny Murphy with a great run, and it all came from England's Alex Matthews' error losing the ball in contact.

Ireland turn down the points once again and go for the corner.

They've secured the line-out but England do well to slow down Ireland's attack.

Ireland 0-5 England

England have a total of 289 caps on their bench, compared to Ireland's 68.

We could see the experience of the England bench playing a big part in this second period.

Kay Wilson moves in-field to find the ball and straightens to drive down the middle.

England making steady progress here but they're still in their own half.

Ireland 0-5 England

Vickii Cornborough has also come into the front row and Amber Reed moves from the centre to the fly-half position for England.  

But Ireland win the first penalty of this second period.

Larissa Muldoon leaves the field right at the start of this half to be replaced by Mary Healy at scrum-half for Ireland.


Ireland 0-5 England

We're under way in the second half and England have made changes.

Laura Keates comes on to win her 60th cap, replacing Justine Lucas at prop.

One down, two to go

Ireland U20s 10-14 England U20s

Earlier, England rugby began their pursuit of a hat-trick of Grand Slams with a 14-10 victory over Ireland in the U20s championship in Donnybrook.

The England U20s team secured their first Grand Slam since 2011.

Natasha Hunt

England World Cup winning scrum-half on Radio 5 live sports extra

Both teams are putting on a spectacle and it's great to see such a good crowd here.

Scotland women 14-12 Italy women

Scotland secure second victory

FT: Scotland women 14-12 Italy women

Scotland women
Rex Features

In tonight's other Women's Six Nations clash, Scotland recorded their second win of the campaign, beating Italy 14-12.

The Scots got their first Six Nations victory in seven years when they beat Wales earlier in the tournament and they've secured two wins in the competition for the first time since 2006.

Italy finish the tournament without a win.

James Burridge

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentator

England used all their experience to get out of that without conceding a try. They've used their get-out-of-jail card to stop Ireland getting a score before half-time.