# italy-rugby - Friday 24 February, 2017
George Ford and Danny Care are named in the half-backs as Eddie Jones makes four changes.
# italy-rugby - Tuesday 14 February, 2017
Ultan Dillane was rusty in the Six Nations defeat to Scotland but improved against Italy last weekend.
# italy-rugby - Monday 13 February, 2017
The injured Leinster man joined Murray Kinsella to talk about the facile win in Rome.
The 22-year-old showed promising signs in defence against Italy last weekend.
24-year-old Munster hooker Niall Scannell made his Ireland debut against Italy on Saturday.
The Ireland head coach won’t be getting over the round-one defeat in Scotland just yet though.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 12 February, 2017
However, the match was not quite as straightforward as the 27-3 outcome suggests.
You’ve got to feel for the Italian head coach.
A nine-try victory in Rome brings Ireland back into contention for the Six Nations title.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 11 February, 2017
The Ulster wing scored three tries but didn’t fully meet the Ireland head coach’s standards.
Joe Schmidt was pleased with how his side dealt with the loss of Rory Best.
Niall Scannell had a fine debut for Ireland in Rory Best’s absence.
Joe Schmidt’s side pick up the first try bonus point scored in the Six Nations.
Joe Schmidt’s men scored nine tries in a dominant performance in Rome.
Joe Schmidt’s men are strong favourites at Stadio Olimpico this afternoon.
The 29-year-old loosehead gets his starting chance at Stadio Olimpico today.
# italy-rugby - Friday 10 February, 2017
Niall Scannell will make his debut in the starting team if Best does not recover.
The talismanic number eight is enjoying life under head coach Conor O’Shea.
The Ireland head coach says his squad must stay positive as they bid to bounce back.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 9 February, 2017
We look back on five memorable clashes ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rome.
Angelo Esposito replaces Giulio Bisegni on the wing in the only switch among the backs.
Ulster wing Craig Gilroy has come onto the Ireland bench for the trip to Rome.
# italy-rugby - Monday 6 February, 2017
Robbie Henshaw was still hurting from Saturday’s loss, but remains positive about the campaign.
Team manager Paul Dean issued an update at Carton House this afternoon.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 5 February, 2017
Conor O’Shea’s side had Wales on the run for an hour.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 2 February, 2017
Meanwhile, scrum-half Rhys Webb has been recalled after missing most of the November programme through injury.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 26 January, 2017
The Italy head coach will take on his home nation in round two of the Six Nations.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 25 January, 2017
The Italians welcome Wales to Rome on the opening weekend of the championship.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 24 November, 2016
The head coach hopes it will be the catalyst for further success.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 12 November, 2016
New Zealand handed new Italy coach Conor O’Shea the worst possible debut.
# italy-rugby - Tuesday 11 October, 2016
Italy face New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga next month.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 2 July, 2016
Italy took on Germany, with a spot in the last four of the tournament up for grabs.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 29 June, 2016
# italy-rugby - Sunday 19 June, 2016
Antonio Candreva also sat out the session.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 11 June, 2016
The Azzurri had a late chance to snatch victory when they dispossessed the Pumas after the hosts won a scrum close to their try-line.
# 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.