Six Nations 2016: Ireland score nine tries in Italy romp

From the section Rugby Union. Brought back for the pen. Murray goes right but it's not clean, with Scannell driving for the line. Full-time: Ireland 16-9 Italy

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Media playback is not supported on this device. Ireland broke their own Six Nations record by scoring nine tries as they thrashed Italy to clinch their first win of the tournament. The visitors fell to their 11th defeat in 13 games and did not present the Irish with a real challenge, but coach Joe Schmidt will be relieved after an entertaining display from his dethroned champions.

Ireland may have been under pressure to deliver after back-to-back defeats, but they did not let it show as they ran in four tries in a superb first-half performance. Winger Trimble, who missed out on the World Cup, showed the form which made him Ireland's player of when he landed the opening try in the left corner. Loose-head McGrath then got over to put the hosts up inside 15 minutes and South African-born flanker Stander scored his first international try, before number eight Heaslip finished a sparkling attacking move just before half-time.

Ireland were in complete control and their attacking play encouraged a delighted Dublin crowd, suggesting Schmidt's side are far from a spent force. Replacement hooker Cronin celebrated his 50th cap with his fourth international try before full-back Odiete went over after a rare Italy attack. Fly-half Madigan, on for Johnny Sexton, who landed three conversions from six attempts, grabbed the eighth Irish try while winger Sarto got a second for the visitors.

Ireland took great satisfaction from a job well done, but captain Rory Best acknowledged tougher tasks lie ahead. Andrew Porter also enjoyed a fine Six Nations debut after his early introduction for Furlong. Strong in the set-piece and extremely powerful around the park. Tighthead Furlong is arguably irreplaceable to this team, and had to be helped from the field with an early hamstring injury. Centre Henshaw had been a contender for man of the match until his serious shoulder injury in the act of scoring his second try.

Both will be major losses for Schmidt and his team going forward. Italy - much like in their loss to England last week - produced unforced errors in opposition territory which continually relieved all pressure for the Irish.

The Italian discipline was also poor throughout. Robbie Henshaw scored twice, but left the field with a serious shoulder injury on Saturday. Conor Murray went over for Ireland's second try after just 14 minutes. Farrell believes Ireland lost their defensive 'appetite', leaking three tries in a lacklustre opening half-hour at Murrayfield that handed Scotland victory.

Now the British and Irish Lions assistant coach has demanded his players rediscover their defensive relish ahead of facing Italy in Rome on Saturday. The only place to start here is the big news coming out of the Ireland camp, where captain Rory Best has been ruled out after suffering with stomach bug. Hello all and welcome to this afternoon's live coverage of Ireland's visit to Rome to take on Italy. Both sides lost on opening weekend and will be looking to bounce back, so it promises to be an entertaining afternoon.

Keith Earls also scored a brace as the visitors romped to a bonus-point victory. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

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Ireland's Six Nations is back on track. Over to you, Wales and England. Another Jackson conversion completes a perfect afternoon for him. Eight tries, 56 points. The man named as the heir to Brian O'Driscoll has just thundered in under the posts. Another easy kick from Jackson. This really is easy Comfortable stuff for the men in green. Ultan Dillane on for Devin Toner. Ireland don't scrum straight and Italy are able to thump the penalty clear.

They are really hurting themselves and there is surely no way back. Ireland have done their job. Italy Ireland - Stander completes his hat-trick. I spoke too soon Stander comes round the corner and takes the ball from Murray before storming over to touch down. Sensational stuff from the flanker. Jackson nails it again. A great kicking performance from Jackson so far. He's perfect so far, including that ugly conversion after Ireland's second try.

And that's the end of a very eventful first half in Rome. That's the first ever bonus point for four tries in Six Nations history. Jackson adds the extras. Ireland collapse the maul and Italy go for the corner. Jackson nails another conversion. Italy Ireland CJ Stander. Italy Ireland Keith Earls. Italy have been under so much pressure.