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# luke-mclean - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Opinion: Plenty still to ponder before Paris

Conor Murray could be one man punished after Ireland ran up an impressive scoreline against Italy

Reaction: O’Connell satisfied as focus turns to France

“We kept coming and coming and eventually broke them, which was satisfying.” said the Irish skipper.

Six Nations: How Ireland rated

Our man in the stand runs the rule over the victorious Irish players.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

We sat high in the west stand and went minute-by-minute for Ireland’s Six Nations season re-start against Italy. Read it and weep.

Open thread: how do you think Ireland will do today?

The Italians are in town and looking for their first win of the tournament. How do you reckon it will go?

# luke-mclean - Friday 24 February, 2012

Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Ireland and Italy file in for a Gchat debate Friendly Discussion This post contains videos

Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Ireland and Italy file in for a Gchat debate

We called in the on-line experts to give us their thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s big game.

# luke-mclean - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Ireland need to get angry against Italians

Declan Kidney’s side need to play at a much higher tempo against the Italians and with a greater intensity this weekend, writes Tom Fox.

Italy make four changes for trip to Dublin

Azzurri coach Jacques Brunel has named his side for Saturday’s Six Nations test against Ireland.

We’re ready to put our bodies on the line, insists O’Connell

Ireland’s Six Nations skipper is expecting the toughest physical challenge of the tournament against the Italian this weekend.