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33 Stunning Pictures From Ireland's Win Over Italy

It wasn't a classic, but the boys got the job done

Ireland recorded their third win of the tournament against Italy yesterday.

While it wasn't the huge win many expected, it was a win and that's all the boys can do at this stage.

We've collected some of the best images from the action yesterday to help you to relive it all. Roll on France.

1. Ireland and Italy line up for the national anthems at the Olympic stadium

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2. Watched by a young Irish fan

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3. Johnny Sexton got the first points on the board

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4. Tommy Bowe back in the starting line up

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5. Three dapper Irishmen

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6. The big hits were coming in from both sides

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7. Huge leaps

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8. Robbie Henshaw on the break

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9. Keith Earls with the first try

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10. Helping become Ireland's all time record Rugby World Cup try scorer

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11. The Italian hits kept pouring in

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12. Ireland's captain Paul O'Connell tackles Italy's Simone Favaro

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13. The line out continued to function well

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14. Paul O'Connell doing his work in the air too

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15. But we couldn't break away from Italy no matter how hard we tried

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16. Ireland's Tommy Bowe tackles Italy's captain Sergio Parisse

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17. Ireland's Conor Murray is tackled

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18. Iain Henderson tries to break the tackle

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19. Earls was a threat throughout

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20. Ireland's Tommy Bowe and Italy's Edoardo Gori compete for the high ball

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21. Murray struggled to find much space

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22. Tommy Bowe gets tackled by Italy's Joshua

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23. Italy's Josh Furno goes to tackle Ireland's Rory Best

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24. Ireland's Sean O'Brien is tackled by Italy's Quintin Geldenhuys

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25. The captain gave his all

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26. But the gaps failed to materialise

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27. Luke Fitzgerald came off the bench

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28. And in the end, the job was done

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29. Not a classic by any means, but all we need to do at this stage is win

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30. And the plucky Italians gave it their all

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31. Time to regroup for the French next week

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32. And get our A game ready

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33. The real Irish World Cup starts this morning. Let's do this boys

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Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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