Italy

In the frame: Talismanic Italian leader Sergio Parisse may be missing for some time after his sending off for swearing

RBS 6 Nations: Italy may be lacking a captain

The player himself took to Twitter, pumping out tweets in several different languages to say that his sending off in the 36th minute for swearing – in English according to…

Showdown: Louis Picamoles clashes with Parisse

RBS 6 Nations match review: Italy 23-18 France

IT WAS heavily assumed that France, with all their resources and illustrious red-carpet players, would enter Rome and destroy the Azzzurri. However, before the anthems had even finished there was…

Andy Robinson had an unhappy day in Rome

Italy 13-6 Scotland: The Verdict

One look at this match told you it was a Wooden Spoon decider. The first half was woeful, with barely any decent rugby played and far too many long lectures…

David Denton has been in terrific form

Italy v Scotland: The Preview

If Italy can beat Scotland in Rome this weekend, there will doubtless be joyous scenes inside the Stadio Olimpico, but if Scotland triumph I have the feeling their players' reaction…

Justin Tipuric had a fine game at openside showcasing his skills

Wales v Italy: The Verdict

Italy tackled themselves to a standstill in a scrappy game in which Wales struggled to find their rhythm but still had more than enough class not to be ruffled by…

Sergio Parisse

Wales v Italy: The Preview

On paper, and in virtually every alehouse in the principality, Wales are nailed-on favourites to overcome an Italian side seemingly bereft of confidence, belief and conviction. This is despite the…

Mirco Bergamasco

Mirco Bergamasco returns for Italy

MIRCO BERGAMASCO will make his long-awaited return from injury and line up for Italy in their RBS 6 Nations match against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The winger’s…

ireland v italy

Ireland 42-10 Italy

Having not played a match for three weeks, Ireland looked nervous as they came out of the Aviva Stadium blocks, but they exerted consistent pressure on their opponents and were…