# italy-rugby - Today’s News
Diego Simeone’s men are not the sort of team that’s supposed to knock Barcelona out of Europe.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 14 April, 2016
'I love my country but I'll see where my life takes me': Conor O'Shea on seeking opportunities outside of Ireland
The former Ireland fullback on taking over as Azzurri boss and the prospect of facing his homeland in Rome next year.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 19 March, 2016
The visitors look like they’re over this tournament.
# italy-rugby - Friday 18 March, 2016
Lynne Cantwell looks at what makes Stuart Hogg effective and Simon Zebo in Ireland’s 15 shirt.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 16 March, 2016
Ireland’s meeting with Scotland renews the friendly rivalry between the head coaches.
# italy-rugby - Tuesday 15 March, 2016
Joe Schmidt’s side showed excellent running lines off the ball to score just before half time.
Ireland used an almost identical strike move to that which cut Wales apart.
Last weekend’s action was the most exciting yet.
# italy-rugby - Monday 14 March, 2016
Simon Zebo was superb in attack as Ireland hammered Italy in Saturday.
Five Connacht men were on the pitch for Ireland at the same time on Saturday.
‘The licence to play is always there,’ said Schmidt after his side’s nine-try win.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 13 March, 2016
‘It’s nice to be in a changing room where boys are enjoying themselves.’
# italy-rugby - Saturday 12 March, 2016
Joe Schmidt is already looking towards next weekend’s clash with Scotland.
Joe Schmidt says other players put their hands up in the win over Italy.
Simon Zebo was excellent at fullback for Ireland, while Joe Schmidt got exactly what he wanted.
Ultan Dillane added his carrying and handling excellence off the bench again.
Ireland took on Italy, as both sides looked to put disappointing starts to their campaigns behind them.
Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have an ideal opportunity to build confidence against Italy this afternoon.
The Aviva Stadium is the setting today.
# italy-rugby - Friday 11 March, 2016
We’ll Leave It There So: Aussie set for Irish debut, O’Neill believes in youth and all today’s sport
Elsewhere, Rafael Benitez is back in the Premier League while the Irish cricketers are out of the T20 World Cup.
The hooker says Ireland’s players have not yet hit the standards they demand of themselves.
The 28-year-old’s latest injury is hugely frustrating, but opens the door for Finlay Bealham.
Our Six Nations columnists Lynne Cantwell outlines the good work the Italian union are doing.
The Ireland head coach has faced some criticism with his team selection for the Italy clash.
CJ Stander is learning exactly how demanding Test rugby is.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 10 March, 2016
Josh van der Flier gets another chance to show his ability at openside.
The Ireland head coach has resisted the calls to play Payne at fullback.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 9 March, 2016
Joe Schmidt looks likely to avoid sweeping changes to his starting team this weekend.
Fixing the lineout is of paramount importance as Ireland look for a first win in five games.
With the Leinster man struggling with injury, Jared Payne is a strong option at fullback.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 2 March, 2016
The prop will be unavailable for the game in Dublin on 12 March.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 14 February, 2016
Eddie Jones men scored five tries in Rome, with Jonathan Joseph notching a hat-trick.
Eddie Jones’s men scored five tries in total.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 6 February, 2016
The Italians were narrowly beaten in an entertaining game at Stade de France.
Les Bleus made a winning start to life under Guy Noves.
# italy-rugby - Friday 5 February, 2016
Italian rugby blogger Dario Mazzocchi serves up the penultimate part of our Six Nations preview series.
We want to know what your favourite pre-match tune is.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 3 February, 2016
The much-anticipated annual tournament gets underway at the weekend.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 20 January, 2016
Sergio Parisse will lead the Italian challenge again.
The former Ireland fullback has been heavily linked with the Italy job.
Sampdoria’s Antonio Cassano is hoping to be part of the Italians’ squad to face Ireland at the Euros this summer.