WALES HUNTERS | Ireland into quarters

TWO tries from birthday boy Keith Earls and another from Brian O’Driscoll (above) ensured Ireland topped Pool C and set up a quarter-final date with Wales. Needing at least a draw with Italy to claim top spot, Ireland overwhelmed the Azzurri 36-6 in Dunedin to send their Six Nations rivals home. Fly-half Ronan O’Gara kicked four penalties and two conversions.