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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…

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Ireland v Italy: The Preview

By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer WHO could forget Ireland’s near-horror story from the 2011 RBS 6 Nations? On a sunny afternoon at the Stadio Flaminio on the opening weekend…

Nick Williams returns for the Italian side after a shoulder injury sidelined him for three months

Williams returns from injury to face Dragons

More than three months after injuring a shoulder, Nick Williams is ready to come back in the starting lineup named by Aironi to face Newport-Gwent Dragons on Sunday afternoon in…

Treviso set for Scarlets

Treviso set for Scarlets

After losing against two Irish teams, Benetton Treviso continue their Celtic adventure in Wales for Round 16 of the RaboDirect PRO12. Treviso have been hit hard by injury and six…

Owen Farrell

Italy 15-19 England

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor In a nutshell It was ‘Chargedown Charlie’ to the rescue again for England. Italy scored two tries in two minutes just before half-time…

Last year's hero Chris Ashton - will he be smiling again?

Italy v England: the preview

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor England venture into the gladiatorial lair of the 82,000 capacity Stadio Olympico on the back of a gritty, yet ultimately, uplifting 13-6 win over…

Kris Burton

France 30-12 Italy

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell France gained revenge over Italy after last year’s humbling 22-21 defeat in Rome, romping to a four-try, 30-12 win. The scoreline…

Italy's new coach Jacques Brunel (L) and president of the Italian rugby federation Giancarlo Dondi

Italy Six Nations squad announced

Italy head coach Jacques Brunel named today Italy’s 30-man squad ahead of RBS 6 Nations’ 2012 first two rounds. Italy will face France in the Championship opener in Paris-Stade de…

In at the deep end: Sam Tomkins will make his union debut against the world's second-best nation

Barbarians v Australia – preview

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…