# italy-rugby - Wednesday 7 October, 2015
Lynne Cantwell explains what is actually involved in opposition analysis in rugby.
# italy-rugby - Tuesday 6 October, 2015
We’ve taken a look at every single ruck Ireland were involved in against the Italians last weekend.
Ireland’s openside flanker was happy with the defensive effort against Italy.
# italy-rugby - Monday 5 October, 2015
We take an in-depth look at Ireland’s shortcoming against the Italians yesterday.
Murray Kinsella reports from the English capital as Ireland set off for Cardiff.
We know who the big winners were.
Ireland can learn plenty from their talismanic captain.
The 22-year-old centre was impressive on his tournament debut.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 4 October, 2015
The Ireland head coach felt his side lacked the same intensity that Italy brought.
Joe Schmidt’s men made too many errors and struggled with the Italian intensity.
Joe Schmidt’s side have moved into knock-out mode despite having two pool games left.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 3 October, 2015
The Italy captain says he won’t be able to perform to his usual standards.
After a quiet week of hard work in Guildford, Ireland headed back into the English capital yesterday afternoon.
‘I don’t think players are afraid to say that if we go well then we’ve got a good chance of winning.’
The Ireland squad have been watching more rugby than ever in what is a superb World Cup.
Schmidt says it’s not ideal that Jared Payne is injured this weekend.
# italy-rugby - Friday 2 October, 2015
The 23-year-old lock shows a constant appetite for counter-rucking.
The Munster man takes over in the 13 shirt for Sunday’s game against Italy.
‘He’s able to walk around freely now on it and jog around,’ said of his first-choice 13.
Keith Earls and Robbie Henshaw partner up in the midfield, while Simon Zebo is retained at fullback.
Simon Zebo is at fullback with Rob Kearney missing through injury.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 30 September, 2015
The in-form winger is in a good place at the moment.
# italy-rugby - Monday 28 September, 2015
The 35-year-old is expected back in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland XV next weekend.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 19 September, 2015
It was far from a thriller but France had enough firepower to comfortably prevail.
We were following all the action from Twickenham.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 5 September, 2015
Both players picked up what looked like serious injuries.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 22 August, 2015
Scotland travelled to Turin hoping to build on the performance that left them on the wrong side of a 28-22 defeat to Ireland.
# italy-rugby - Monday 15 June, 2015
Training did not take place this morning in Villabassa after the disagreement.
# italy-rugby - Friday 27 March, 2015
The former Leinster and Ireland fullback has not spoken to the Italian Rugby Federation.
# italy-rugby - Monday 23 March, 2015
It’s all downhill to England from here.
It is time to revamp our favourite spring tournament.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 21 March, 2015
Italy were well and truly rolled over in the second half in Rome.
Will Warren Gatland’s men be the clubhouse leaders by 2.30?
# italy-rugby - Sunday 15 March, 2015
In wet conditions, Les Bleus failed to impress yet again.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 28 February, 2015
It wasn’t pretty but the players savoured every second of the victory.
The visitors struck at the death to earn their first Six Nations away win since 2007.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 26 February, 2015
Vern Cotter has made two enforced and two tactical changes for Saturday’s meeting with the Azzurri.
# italy-rugby - Monday 23 February, 2015
It’s not the usual type of injury that a prop has to worry abot.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 14 February, 2015
The visitors attacked with gusto but the hosts were too strong.
# italy-rugby - Friday 13 February, 2015
Prop Oisin Heffernan explains how the head coach is making his players more ‘independent’.