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# italy-rugby - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Ireland lose World Rugby U20 Championships opener to Italy

Ireland conceded a late try to fall to a shock defeat.

As It Happened: Ireland v Italy, U20 Rugby World Championships

We had all the action from Georgia.

# italy-rugby - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

McKinley misses out as Conor O'Shea names Italy squad for June Tests

The former Leinster man was part of the Italians’ wider training group ahead of the tour.

# italy-rugby - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Scotland crush Italy to end Cotter's reign with best Six Nations campaign in 11 years Six Nations This post contains videos

Scotland crush Italy to end Cotter's reign with best Six Nations campaign in 11 years

The hosts ran out 29-0 winners at Murrayfield.

# italy-rugby - Friday 10 March, 2017

Parisse warns Italy may continue with controversial tactics

Conor O’Shea’s no ruck plan may be back tomorrow against France.

# italy-rugby - Friday 24 February, 2017

Ben Te'o starts for England as Jonathan Joseph drops from squad

George Ford and Danny Care are named in the half-backs as Eddie Jones makes four changes.

# italy-rugby - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

'The first day, I let myself down and I had to work a lot harder last week'

Ultan Dillane was rusty in the Six Nations defeat to Scotland but improved against Italy last weekend.

# italy-rugby - Monday 13 February, 2017

The42 Rugby Show: Ireland hooker Sean Cronin's insight into Schmidt's demands Roman Holiday This post contains videos

The42 Rugby Show: Ireland hooker Sean Cronin's insight into Schmidt's demands

The injured Leinster man joined Murray Kinsella to talk about the facile win in Rome.

Analysis: Whatever about the try, Ringrose's defence will have excited Schmidt

The 22-year-old showed promising signs in defence against Italy last weekend.

'I put the phone on 'Do Not Disturb'. You just have to knuckle down'

24-year-old Munster hooker Niall Scannell made his Ireland debut against Italy on Saturday.

Schmidt's Ireland in a better place after being 'spooked' early in Six Nations

The Ireland head coach won’t be getting over the round-one defeat in Scotland just yet though.

# italy-rugby - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Ireland go top after late bonus point win in Italy

However, the match was not quite as straightforward as the 27-3 outcome suggests.

'I hate days like this': Conor O'Shea hurt by Ireland defeat

You’ve got to feel for the Italian head coach.

Stander to the fore as Ireland get back on track with dismantling of Italy

A nine-try victory in Rome brings Ireland back into contention for the Six Nations title.

# italy-rugby - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Schmidt rates Gilroy display as 'a mixed bag' as Jackson stresses his quality

The Ulster wing scored three tries but didn’t fully meet the Ireland head coach’s standards.

Ireland positive on Henshaw and Kearney injuries as Best recovers from gut ache

Joe Schmidt was pleased with how his side dealt with the loss of Rory Best.

Ireland's attack, Scannell's debut, dire Italy and more talking points from Rome

Niall Scannell had a fine debut for Ireland in Rory Best’s absence.

WATCH: Enjoy all nine tries again as Ireland put pitiful Italy to the sword Try Time This post contains videos

WATCH: Enjoy all nine tries again as Ireland put pitiful Italy to the sword

Joe Schmidt’s side pick up the first try bonus point scored in the Six Nations.

Two hat-tricks as Schmidt's Ireland hammer Italy to get Six Nations bid rolling

Joe Schmidt’s men scored nine tries in a dominant performance in Rome.

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No excuses for Ireland as they aim to get Six Nations title bid back on track

Joe Schmidt’s men are strong favourites at Stadio Olimpico this afternoon.

'It was a different game back when I started' - Healy eyes Ireland opening

The 29-year-old loosehead gets his starting chance at Stadio Olimpico today.

# italy-rugby - Friday 10 February, 2017

Ireland call on Tracy as cover after captain Rory Best hit by stomach bug Ill

Ireland call on Tracy as cover after captain Rory Best hit by stomach bug

Niall Scannell will make his debut in the starting team if Best does not recover.

'Ireland don't think we're fit enough for 80 minutes' - Italy's Parisse

The talismanic number eight is enjoying life under head coach Conor O’Shea.

Forget the bus, Schmidt's Ireland have a point to prove after 'wake-up call'

The Ireland head coach says his squad must stay positive as they bid to bounce back.

# italy-rugby - Thursday 9 February, 2017

The good, the bad, and 2007: Ireland's recent ups and downs against Italy

We look back on five memorable clashes ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rome.

Sergio Parisse fit as O'Shea changes 4 for Ireland

Angelo Esposito replaces Giulio Bisegni on the wing in the only switch among the backs.

Healy and Ryan start as Ireland look to bounce back in Italy

Ulster wing Craig Gilroy has come onto the Ireland bench for the trip to Rome.

# italy-rugby - Monday 6 February, 2017

'It's an incredible group and there is confidence that this team can win the Championship'

Robbie Henshaw was still hurting from Saturday’s loss, but remains positive about the campaign.

No new injury concerns for Ireland as Sexton and O'Mahony make 'positive' progress

Team manager Paul Dean issued an update at Carton House this afternoon.

# italy-rugby - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Wales late show stuns valiant Italy in Rome

Conor O’Shea’s side had Wales on the run for an hour.

# italy-rugby - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Sam Warburton starts for Wales against Italy

Meanwhile, scrum-half Rhys Webb has been recalled after missing most of the November programme through injury.

# italy-rugby - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'Could I lie and say I haven’t thought about it?' - Conor O'Shea on facing Ireland

The Italy head coach will take on his home nation in round two of the Six Nations.

# italy-rugby - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Conor O'Shea urges Italy to end debate over Six Nations relegation and promotion

The Italians welcome Wales to Rome on the opening weekend of the championship.

# italy-rugby - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Conor O'Shea: South Africa win has changed people's belief and perceptions

The head coach hopes it will be the catalyst for further success.

# italy-rugby - Saturday 12 November, 2016

All Blacks get over Ireland disappointment with emphatic defeat of Italy

New Zealand handed new Italy coach Conor O’Shea the worst possible debut.

# italy-rugby - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Conor O'Shea recalls Sergio Parisse and two other Italian veterans for November Tests

Italy face New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga next month.

# italy-rugby - Saturday 2 July, 2016

As it happened: Italy v Germany, Euro 2016 quarter-final

Italy took on Germany, with a spot in the last four of the tournament up for grabs.

# italy-rugby - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared at Euro 2016

Martin O’Neill’s men exited the competition after being beaten by France in last Sunday’s second-round encounter.

# italy-rugby - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Buffon sits out training as Italy turn their attention to final group clash with Ireland

Antonio Candreva also sat out the session.

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