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Summary

  1. Full-time score: Wales 22-9 Ireland
  2. Wales deal Ireland's Six Nations title hopes a major blow
  3. England will retain title if they beat Scotland on Saturday
  4. North scores two tries for Wales, Roberts gets clincher
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Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night!

    What a game! Time for an ice bath and a protein shake.

    Join us on Saturday? I hope so.

  2. Wales to pay tribute to Elli Norkett

    Wales Women v Ireland Women (11:00 GMT, Saturday)

    Wales Women take on Ireland Women on Saturday morning at Cardiff Arms Park.

    Wales will pay tribute to Elli Norkett  who died in a car crash on 25 February.

    Norkett, 20, was the youngest player at the 2014 World Cup and won four caps having also played for Wales Sevens.

    The match shirts will carry a special embroidered message while the players will pay their own personal tributes.

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    Darren:  To all the critics out there....... well done Rob Howley.

  4. 'Wales come up with big moments'

    Wales 22-9 Ireland

    Johnny Sexton

    Ireland coach Joe Schmidt: "Wayne Barnes was on the spot, you can't join the maul in front of the ball. Did it have a material effect? I don't know. I think we would have scored anyway.

    "It was tough. We scored 10 points in the 10 minutes we were down to 14 men and that's hard to come back from.

    "We had good pressure on, there were a number of things we have to be better at. It's incredibly frustrating. We can't win the championship.

    "Johnny Sexton got locked in there, it's very difficult I thought it was tough but you are always at risk of that close to your try line.

    "Credit to Wales. When they are under pressure they come up with big moments."

  5. 'He's a quality referee'

    Wales 22-9 Ireland

    Ireland captain Rory Best: "We are very disappointed, we came here hoping and expecting to win and keep everything alive. Credit to Wales but we are frustrated with the errors we made.

    On his disallowed try at the end: "We felt we were mauling well but Wayne Barnes is a top referee and that is one error we made which we are most disappointed with.

    "I haven't seen it back so it would be wrong of me to comment. He's a quality referee."

  6. 'We beat Ireland emphatically'

    Wales 22-9 Ireland

    Wales coach Rob Howley: "We knew there would be a reaction and against one of the best sides in rugby you have to play like that both with and without the ball.

    "I'm delighted for the players, they have taken a lot of stick and we beat Ireland emphatically.

    "George North? When you praise them too much they sit back, if you criticise them too much they go into their shell so it's a fine balance.

    "It was a great advert for Six Nations rugby.

    "I'm delighted and proud. Between 68 and 72 minutes was the key, we held Ireland up, had a fortunate penalty and got out of trouble."

  7. Post update

    FT: Wales 22-9 ireland

  8. 'England's bench could be key'

    England v Scotland (16:00 GMT Saturday)

    Jeremy Guscott

    Former England centre on BBC One

    If Scotland take to Twickenham what they showed against Ireland for 40 minutes and manage to sustain that, they have every chance to win.

    But you look at England's bench and you feel that if it's anywhere close with 20 minutes to go England will pull away.

  9. Twin tackling machines

    Wales 22-9 Ireland

    The leading tacklers for Wales? Twin flankers Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric led the way for the hosts with 18 apiece.

    Want to know which one of them made Jeremy Guscott's Six Nations wrecking crew?

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    Rhys Cadogan:  That Welsh side played for the fans and they were excellent! An epic game of rugby!

    Tom Mak: Did wales win or did Ireland lose that with their errors?

    De Wet:  Centres joining rucks? Expensive little experiment.

  11. 'Great from George North'

    Wales 22-9 Ireland

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC One

    George North

    Leigh Halfpenny made some mistakes, he dropped some balls and he wasn't a great attacking threat. He covered so much ground. But it was great from George North.

    We want to see that every week. It's a bit disappointing that he needs a rocket to perform like that.

  12. That yellow card...

    Jeremy Guscott

    Former England centre on BBC One

    Johnny Sexton knew where his body was balanced.

    He could have released and rolled over.

    And you run the risk of the yellow card in that position.

    It was a yellow.

  13. Post update

    Wales 22-9 Ireland

    The Wales players are still out on the pitch celebrating with the few fans who have stayed out there. The Friday night scheduling means that many had to make dash bang on the whistle. 

  14. High praise...

  15. 'A stunning game'

    Wales 22-9 Ireland

    Jeremy Guscott

    Former England centre on BBC One

    It was a stunning game of international rugby. The best game since we went from five to six nations? There are a few contenders for that.

    The intensity for Wales to put in 102 tackles in the second half and Ireland 90 in the first. It was compelling. 

  16. Watch again: Roberts seals it for Wales

    A moment for Wales fans to savour...

  17. 'Fully-deserved win'

    FT: Wales 22-9 Ireland

    Keith Wood

    Former Ireland captain on BBC One

    We queried the selection, the whole Wales 23.

    There was an awful lot of trust and pressure placed on those players.

    Tipruic and Warburton were excellent. They out-classed the Irish back row.

    They fully deserved their win. It was as compelling a game of rugby as you can have.

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    SMS Message: I'm not complaining about this score, the facts are and I hate to say it, we are too reliant on Murray & Sexton, the rest of the team need to step up and if they were good enough they would?! from Thomas H, Leeds
    Thomas H, Leeds
    SMS Message: Webb Man of the Match?!? He gave away 2 penalties as well as poor passing & signalling his intentions. Surely it should be North. from Chandler, Swansea.
    Chandler, Swansea.
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    Steve Mather:  Phew Tipuric & Warburton immense. What a fantastic game.

    Matt Lloyd:  Da iawn bois! #cymru

    Zeb Bowyer:  Over 300 tackles made in a crunching, bone splitting Six Nations encounter; the Welsh dragon breathes fire again. Warriors.

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