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Summary

  1. Final score: Ireland 19-17 Australia
  2. Muldoon, Griffin & Spence scores tries as hosts edge win
  3. Murphy, Parry, Samoa tries, Hewson con for Aus
  4. Final score: Wales 12-44 New Zealand
  5. Harries and Clay both cross for Wales but NZ run in eight tries
  6. Final score: England 56-5 Spain
  7. Wing Wilson leads the way with four tries as champions score 10 in all

Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's all from day one at the Women's Rugby World Cup.

    We'll be back for game day two on Sunday, where England face Italy, Wales play Canada and Ireland meet Japan.

  2. 'We had to grind it out'

    Ireland 19-17 Australia

    Ireland captain Claire Molloy speaking on ITV: "That was a tough match. We knew they were going to be physical so I'm really proud. We won the collisions and got the tries at the end.

    "The resilience and resolve was there and we knew if we held in there we'd create the opportunities

    "We had to grind it out and the crowd were behind us. It was was massive when we scored."

  3. Elsewhere on day one

    Holders England beat Spain 56-5 in the first match of the day, while four-time winners New Zealand came out on top against Wales, winning 44-12.

    The USA - who are three-time finalists - got past Italy 24-12.

    Canada's score might be the stand out, though. The world number three side won 98-0 against tournament newcomers Hong Kong.

  4. Ireland fans jubilant

    Ireland 19-17 Australia

    Orla Bannon

    BBC Sport Northern Ireland in Dublin

    The fans rise as one to salute the Irish team.

    It was tense all the way but they deserved to get their World Cup off to a winning start.

    Sophie Spence's impact in the second half was huge.

    Both packs really fronted up in the second period but Ireland won most of the crunching hits, each one cheered by the crowd who loved every minute of that.

  5. Full-time

    Ireland 19-17 Australia

    Ireland are barely making any metres but they are keeping the ball...

    And it's all over. The hosts start with a memorable victory!

    Ireland celebrate
  6. Post update

    Ireland 19-17 Australia

    Ireland need to stand their ground here - Australia are coming for them.

    After a quick drinks break and injury check-up, Ireland have a line-out on the halfway mark.

    The Irish pack drive and drive. Possession is everything in these last few minutes.

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    Ireland 19-17 Australia

    This is breathless drama.

    Australia aren't giving up without a fight. They try and gain some territory with a touch-finder but it's charged down by Ireland and they steal the ball.

    And then the Aussies steal it back! It's all too much.

  8. Converted try - Ireland 19-17 Australia

    Hilisha Samoa (con Hewson)

    It's over!

    Front-rower Hilisha Samoa twists and turns and taps down around the Irish defence.

    Ashleigh Hewson slices over the conversion. Two points in it!

  9. Post update

    Ireland 19-10 Australia

    This is such an open game now. Australia pile forward and they're inches from the line.

  10. Ireland getting into their stride

    Ireland 19-10 Australia

    Orla Bannon

    BBC Sport Northern Ireland in Dublin

    It's lift off for Ireland's World Cup campaign!

    Australia's second try has brought the hosts to life.

    Now they're playing with the urgency and sense of purpose we expected to see from the start.

    They're looking comfortable in their own skins.

  11. Try - Ireland 19-10 Australia

    Sophie Spence

    The referee thinks he can give it.

    He checks.

    Is it down? It's down! Ireland have a third try from another replacement.

    Sophie Spence
  12. Try review

    Ireland 14-10 Australia

    Ireland are 11 phases in and heading for the left-hand corner.

    Another drive from the hosts. Ciara Griffin wriggles even closer to the line.

    Is Sophie Spence down in the corner? To the TMO we go!

  13. Post update

    Ireland 14-10 Australia

    Here come Ireland again, they're getting closer and closer to the try line.

    But Australia snatch possession and clear out... it falls as far as Nora Stapleton.

    They start again...

  14. Post update

    Ireland 14-10 Australia

    The atmosphere is electric in Dublin now.

    Ireland have a line-out on Australia's 22 mark and once again the hosts get down low and attempt to drive forward.

    This time, the ball rolls out and Australia have the line-out.

  15. Ireland 14-10 Australia

    Ciara Griffin (con Stapleton)

    They're over! The power and drive pays off and Ciara Griffin pounces.

    Nora Stapleton lands the conversion with ease. Ireland are back in front.

    Ciara Griffin
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    Ireland 7-10 Australia

    Ireland pump their legs and drive forward, inch by inch.

    Are they over? There are bodies everywhere!

  17. Post update

    Ireland 7-10 Australia

    Ireland finally make their way back into the Australia 22 and earn a scrum about five metres out.

    They need to do something with this...

  18. Try - Ireland 7-10 Australia

    Shannon Parry

    Grace Hamilton drives hard and Australia are inches from the line.

    Wait for it... captain Shannon Parry crashes over with the pick and go!

    Samantha Treherne has an easy conversion... but it's dreadful. She barely gets anything on it and it dribbles wide.

    That could be really costly if Ireland hit back.

  19. Post update

    Ireland 7-5 Australia

    Australia earn a penalty and Samantha Treherne kicks to touch to take them towards the Irish 22 line.

    What can they do here...

    Rebecca Clough takes the line-out well... they're pushing hard...

    Australia lineout
  20. Post update

    Ireland 7-5 Australia

    It feels like we're going to be camped out in the middle of the pitch for a while.

    Neither side can make the break.

    Cliodhna Moloney with Narita Marsters