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Nov 17, 2012 at 5.30pm UK

Result: Ireland romp past Fiji

Craig Gilroy scores a hat-trick as an Ireland XV hammer Fiji 53-0 at Thomond Park.

An Ireland XV have eased to a resounding 53-0 victory over Fiji at Thomond Park.

Tries from Craig Gilroy, Fergus McFadden, Sean Cronin and Darren Cave saw the hosts put themselves in a comfortable position before the break.

Patrick Jackson added nine points with the boot to give Ireland a 31-0 advantage at half time.

A second McFadden try was converted by Jackson at the start of the second period to strengthen the home side's hold on the contest.

Gilroy also went over for a second time with 67 minutes on the clock before he completed his hat-trick with a great individual run soon after.

Jackson converted the second of those scores but he missed the target in the final seconds following Luke Marshall's try.

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