Generals of Rome: Rizzo, Canale & Parisse celebrate Italy's historic win over Ireland

ITALY MADE history as they beat Ireland for the first time in the RBS 6 Nations at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome, on Saturday. In what has been widely suspected to…

rugby world tv round 4

IN THE latest instalment of Rugby World TV we review the penultimate round of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations. We pick our Lions contenders, and name and shame those who…

Showdown: Louis Picamoles clashes with Parisse

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…

Justin Tipuric had a fine game at openside showcasing his skills

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…

donncha ryan

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…

ireland v 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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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…

Sergio Parisse

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…

Kris Burton

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…