# italy-rugby - Yesterday’s News
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’.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 12 February, 2015
England looking to make it two wins from two before they travel to Dublin.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 8 February, 2015
Mike Ross was relatively satisfied with the team’s display as they swept aside Italy yesterday.
Joe Schmidt on Keatley: ‘I think he was probably a little bit nervous and we’ll have a chat about it’
It’s France next up in Dublin.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 7 February, 2015
The Man of the Match admitted there was some rustiness in the backline.
The men, women and under 20 sides all had a hard-fought win to start their campaigns.
Joe Schmidt’s men powered past Italy in the final quarter at Stadio Olimpico.
Sean O’Brien has been ruled out of today’s game.
We went minute-by-minute as the champions opened their title defence in Rome.
‘It’s been a long road’: Keatley and Murray set to steer Ireland on first step in Championship defence
Munster’s 27-year-old out-half has had to be patient. Today, almost six years since his debut, he makes his Six Nations bow.
# italy-rugby - Friday 6 February, 2015
The Azzurri want to take control of the scrum and ‘rub it in our faces,’ says McGrath.
The veteran second row was unhappy with elements of Ireland’s lineout during the November Tests.
Featuring, the Six Nations and Darren Fletcher’s new club.
Ian Keatley looks to be in decent goal-kicking form.
A new short documentary looks at just what it takes to make it as a professional rugby player.
The formidable number eight says starting in the Six Nations comes with ‘big responsibility, big pressure.’
# italy-rugby - Thursday 5 February, 2015
Jacques Brunel makes just two changes from the side which lost to South Africa in November.
The out-half has proven his ability to deliver under pressure this season.
There were some big and surprising calls in Ireland’s first XV of 2015.
However, there is no place for Jamie Heaslip in the matchday 23.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 4 February, 2015
Consistency was a pipe dream this time last year. In Rome, Ireland can show that they can carry it into a new year.
Joe Schmidt names his starting line-up tomorrow, but who should be in there?
Many pundits are tipping Ireland to defend their 6 Nations title and our columnist says it’s all down to the man in charge.
Sergio Parisse rates Ireland very highly.
We asked the man in the know about Italian rugby to tell us how the Azzurri are shaping up.
# italy-rugby - Tuesday 3 February, 2015
Training had to be postponed in Maynooth this morning.
The 25-year-old says he is ‘feeling good again’ and is ‘fit to play’ against Italy on Saturday.
The Wales supremo is one of three New Zealand coaches in this year’s tournament.
# italy-rugby - Monday 2 February, 2015
The Ulster winger is ready to attack a rare Six Nations campaign, but not in a new way.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 1 February, 2015
The Leinster player suffered a rib injury in Friday’s Wolfhounds game.
# italy-rugby - Tuesday 27 January, 2015
The Leinster back could be given a chance to impress at number 10 for the Wolfhounds this Friday.
The Racing Metro out-half is still over a week away from resuming contact training.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 22 January, 2015
Jonathan Sexton is also among the extended squad, despite being ruled out of at least the opening fixture.
# italy-rugby - Friday 14 November, 2014
The match was moved forward a day because of fears over predicted storms.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 8 November, 2014
The Azzurri gained a much-needed confidence boost ahead of the Six Nations and World Cup action next year.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 11 October, 2014
The Italy international must register himself as a breeder and provide a certificate of health.