A bone-crunching Jenny Murphy tackle set the tone for the rest of Ireland's second half in their impressive Six Nations victory over Italy.
After the brilliant display by the men's team on Saturday, the Irish women were looking to continue their good form from their opening win against Scotland when they took on Italy in the Six Nations in L'Aquila on Sunday. They managed to claim a 27-3 bonus point win (thanks to a last-minute try from Hannah Tyrrell) which leaves them on top of the Six Nations table.
The second half performance was essentially what won Ireland the game, after being 3-3 level at half-time. The Irish were 15-3 ahead with 53 minutes gone in the game when a serious marker was set down for the rest of the second half by centre Jenny Murphy.
Jenny Murphy tackle
— The Brand Geeks (@thebrandgeeks) February 12, 2017
Oof! We can feel that one from here.
Tries from Leah Lyons, Sophie Spence and captain Paula Fitzpatrick set up Ireland for the bonus point opportunity. After taking it, they are in a great position ahead of hosting France in Donnybrook in two weeks.