Both Lar Corbett and JJ Delaney sent off. Eoin Murphy very fortunate. Both Corbett and Delaney set to miss first game of Championship as a result.
This is a slug-out now. Great intensity but it ain't Championship.
Seamus Callanan free and once again there's just one between the teams. Kilkenny 2-10 Tipperary 0-15
Level game for second time in game, Brendan Maher with his fourth. Kilkenny 2-10 Tipperary 0-16
Richie Hogan puts Kilkenny ahead again. Quality angled point. 19 left on the clock
Colin Fennelly fouled and Eoin Larkin converts - Kilkenny 2-12 Tipperary 0-16. Just over 15 minutes left.
Some of the fizz had gone out of the game, Callanan replaced by Forde. Eamon O'Shea banking on him and O'Dwyer to help win it now.
Cillian Buckley shoots high and Kilkenny are three ahead.
John O'Brien on for Shane McGrath.
John O'Brien fires over and Tipperary are two behind with 12 left.
Badly time hit by Michael Cahill on Michael Rice after Rice caught a great ball. Free in for Kilkenny. Rice requiring treatment.
Apologies, Curran fouled and was yellowed. Larkin points free. Kilkenny three ahead into the last 10 minutes.
Padraic Maher points and there is 2 between them, 2-14 to 0-18.
Matthew Ruth on for Aidan Fogarty, Pa Bourke on for Shane Bourke.
Cillian Buckley fouled, Kilkenny go three ahead once more via a Larkin free.
Michael Fennelly fouls Brendan Maher and is yellowed. Best two players in this game.
Pa Bourke cuts deficit to 2 again. Just over 6 left.
Noel McGrath's impressed this second half but Kilkenny keeping their noses ahead.
Larkin wides a free and there are still two points in it with 4 minutes left.
Lester Ryan point from way out there, Kilkenny 3 ahead again. 2-16 to 0-19
Kilkenny supporters acting ridiculously to what was a genuine yellow card for Jackie Tyrrell.
Ad nauseam, Pa Bourke cuts margin to 2, 2-16 to 0-20.
Gleeson saves from Richie Hogan.
Two minutes of additional time at least
Into injury time - looks like Kilkenny's title
Rice, how appropriate, points to extend gap to 3.
Free in for Tipperary from distance - last gasp chance.
Kilkenny are league champions
FT: Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 0-20
That's it, Kilkenny defend their league title in a full-blooded game. Quality shown in absence of Sheffin, Power and Reid. Question marks over whether Eoin Murphy should have been red carded.