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Ireland’s confidence growing

By Claire Glancy PERFORMING under pressure. After their defeat to Wales, that’s the challenge Ireland faced before even taking to pitch against Italy. So when Sergio Parisse crossed the whitewash…

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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…

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England unchanged for Italy match

STUART LANCASTER has named an unchanged England team to take on Italy in Rome in the Six Nations on Saturday afternoon. England secured a narrow 13-6 win over Scotland last…

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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…

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Nick Mallett – Why Italy fans are the best

Big crowds turned out last November to see Italy’s autumn Internationals. Passionate people who never fail to cheer us on. I want to start by saying this because I think…

Video of the Day – Italian Stallions

Video of the Day – Italian Stallions

It’s back to work after what seems like an Arctic weekend in London, and for today’s viewing pleasure we take a look at Italy and their chances of taking home…

Andrew Trimble out of Ireland v Italy

Andrew Trimble out of Ireland v Italy

Andrew Trimble has been ruled out of Ireland’s opening game in the RBS 6 Nations Championship against Italy after breaking a bone in his right hand. Trimble picked up the injury…