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 be Brian O’Driscoll’s last Test match for Ireland, the iconic centre was sent to the sin bin for a stamp on Simone Favaro – a mark of the frustration that is being felt throughout the Irish camp.
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THERE IS a lot of love in the air. Not the kind of sickly sweet love, where champagne with strawberries is a must and a handmade card has to be presented on top of the Eiffel or Blackpool Tower while Frankie Goes to Hollywood blares out from a boombox circa ’92. Just lovely love for all things nice.
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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 rewarded with five tries. The hosts were penalised within kicking distance a number of times, but luckily for them it was not Italian fly-half Tobias Botes’s day with the boot. Man of the Match Jonathan Sexton, on the other hand, was successful with seven out of eight kicks at goal, notching up a total of 18 points.
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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 to take a 12-6 lead in Rome; Giovanbattista Venditti touched down in the corner after a ricochet from a kick wrong-footed England’s defence and Tommaso Benvenuti crossed under the posts after…
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By Paul Morgan, editor of Rugby World Magazine
The new edition of Rugby World goes on sale today with our Player and Team of the Decade announced.
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