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Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

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    That's all from me, but plenty more rugby to come on BBC Sport as Eddie Jones' England take on Ireland at Twickenham - you can catch that one on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and, of course, with our live text coverage.

    For a comprehensive run down of how things stand in the women's Six Nations, here is Becky Grey's report from Castle Park after England saw off Ireland 27-0.

    Until next time...

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    Here are the highlights from that 50-0 win for France over Wales earlier...

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    Video caption: Six Nations Trending: France's Banet and Menager with two amazing tries
  3. 'We have to sharpen up a bit'

    FT: England 27-0 Ireland

    England captain Sarah Hunter: "We were chomping at the bit to get back on home soil. We were a bit frustrated by our performance, our defence was outstanding but we were a bit loose with the ball.

    "We won and we're really happy with the win, but we have to look at that and see where we need to sharpen up a bit, especially in attack.

    "You saw the way they started the second half, they probably had a bit of a rocket at half-time. We didn't adjust to it enough and that's not good enough by our standards. We have a couple of weeks until Wales but we'll have to sharpen up a bit."

    On playing at a sold-out Castle Park: "It's great we're now selling out grounds, but the more supporters we can get the better - or ambition is to play in bigger stadiums."

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    Here's player of the match Zoe Aldcroft, speaking to Sky Sports: "Really good. It was nice to get out here today and we were ready for it. Every time we put on the shirt, we do it with everything we can."

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    And that's it.

    England get the bonus-point victory.

    The hosts make it three wins from three as their bid for another Grand Slam gathers pace.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    A bit scrappy once more from England, they're unable to really string anything meaningful together with spilled passes and handling errors.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    Straight into touch from Zoe Harrison, England's replacement fly-half. Wind assisted, I think.

  8. 'Ireland starting to come to the party'

    England 27-0 Ireland

    Rocky Clark

    Former England World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Ireland have been builidng in this Six Nations. Adam Griggs is going to be happy with how they're starting to come to the party. They just need to execute a bit better.

    He will be really worried that two of his best players, Peat and Naoupu, are going off on stretchers. That's going to be really tough for them in the next two games.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    Back under way, and England look to carry forward for a sixth try. Going through the phases before flinging it right for Emily Scarratt. Ireland cover well.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    Elsewhere, France have run in eight tries to beat Wales 50-0.

    Click here to read the match report.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    Five minutes to go, but there's a break in play while an Ireland player receives treatment - think it's Sene Naoupu, who is going to be replaced by Aoife Doyle.

  12. 'England have done really well'

    England 27-0 Ireland

    Rocky Clark

    Former England World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    England have done really well when they've managed to play the phases and get the ball on the front foot. When they've stuck to their process, that's when they've worked best. Scrummaging has been really good today, the backs have fired well.

    It's been a good balance between forward and back play but they've just got to cut out those little errors and be patient. In the tough games, the tight games, you can't make those fifty-fifty passes.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    Was it England head coach Simon Middleton?

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    Becky Grey

    BBC Sport at Castle Park

    There is one man doing a solo rendition of Swing Low. Despite no-one else joining in, he sang the whole thing. Surely he deserves another England try as a reward.

  15. 'England are forcing it a bit'

    England 27-0 Ireland

    Rocky Clark

    Former England World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    England are just forcing it a little bit, because they're seeing a few half-gaps and trying to score a phase too early rather than using their strong platform to create mismatches. They're forcing that offload and it's just going behind players - any winger will tell you that can be the difference between scoring a try or not.

    In this wind it's hard to get decent passes so they have to play the conditions, shorten up and be really clinical.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    England have just lacked that final pass in the second half. Could have had more tries if they'd executed better with the ball in hand.

    It's been fairly comfortable, Ireland haven't really threatened the home side's line.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    Ten to go.

    Sene Naoupu bundles into a horde of white shirts and loses her grip on the ball.

    England stick it as far into Ireland territory as they can and make Eimear Considine attempt to run it back.

  18. 'Ireland need to get the ball to Lyons'

    England 27-0 Ireland

    Rocky Clark

    Former England World Cup winner on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Ireland need to get the ball into Leah Lyons' hands and run at pace, because she does take two or three people to stop her. I'd be looking to find her.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    Free-flowing rugby from England.

    Gaps starting to open up in the Ireland defence as England break from their own half through Natasha Hunt, who has support runners on her shoulder.

    The hosts sweep it left but a loose pass hits the deck and lets Ireland off the hook.

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    England 27-0 Ireland

    It's tough conditions now. That wind is playing havoc. An Ireland throw whistles about before dropping into England hands. Is wind the most unpredictable condition to play in? At least you know what you're getting with some good, old torrential rain...