# azzurri - Saturday 16 June, 2018
'Both sides went at it furiously': Italy withstand Brave Blossoms fightback to end season with victory
Conor O’Shea’s men dominated the early stages and took a 19-3 lead before Japan were stirred into a reaction.
# azzurri - Monday 14 May, 2018
The 64-year-old left his role with Zenit at the weekend.
# azzurri - Tuesday 24 April, 2018
But the Azzurri have insisted there’s no front-runner yet.
# azzurri - Tuesday 27 February, 2018
The former Juventus midfielder has held the role once before between 2014 and 2016.
# azzurri - Saturday 10 February, 2018
The 24-year-old is happy to learn and teach to knit Ireland’s back-line together.
# azzurri - Friday 9 February, 2018
The loosehead prop took a look at his game in order to get back to enjoying himself on the field again.
# azzurri - Tuesday 23 January, 2018
We caught up with the Azzurri boss as a daunting Six Nations schedule looms, but Pro14 performances have shown that there is something brewing in Italy.
# azzurri - Saturday 2 December, 2017
Presumably Ireland would be given a spot forever too?
# azzurri - Wednesday 15 November, 2017
It is the first time in 60 years that the four-time champions have missed out on the tournament .
# azzurri - Tuesday 14 November, 2017
The Azzurri veterans confirmed they’re stepping aside after seeing their hopes of playing at the 2018 World Cup dashed by Sweden.
# azzurri - Sunday 12 November, 2017
Sweden head to Milan with a one-goal advantage.
# azzurri - Saturday 11 November, 2017
McKinley scored an important second half penalty as Italy earned their first Test win of 2017.
# azzurri - Thursday 22 June, 2017
Conor O’Shea is still ruing a missed opportunity against Fiji as he takes his team to Brisbane.
# azzurri - Saturday 11 March, 2017
Gael FIckou and Virimi Vakatawa were on form to inflict another defeat on Conor O’Shea’s Azzurri.
# azzurri - Friday 10 March, 2017
Conor O’Shea’s no ruck plan may be back tomorrow against France.
# azzurri - Thursday 9 March, 2017
Conor O’Shea has made three changes from the impressive performance in Twickenham.
# azzurri - Monday 27 February, 2017
“We will dig our way out of this hole by thinking differently..”
# azzurri - Saturday 11 February, 2017
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland ran in nine tries against Italy in Rome.
# azzurri - Thursday 9 February, 2017
Italy’s head coach says his side have ‘a mountain to climb’ against his home nation this weekend.
# azzurri - Monday 6 February, 2017
The focal point of Italy’s game will be in place this weekend.
# azzurri - Saturday 27 August, 2016
The 17-year-old only made his AC Milan debut last October.
# azzurri - Monday 20 June, 2016
'It's not a pointless game' - Italy may have qualified for last 16 but won't be going easy on Ireland
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi says they are out for maximum points when they take on the Boys in Green on Wednesday.
# azzurri - Friday 25 March, 2016
O’Shea will take the IRFU’s Stephen Aboud with him to oversee development in the country.
# azzurri - Wednesday 20 January, 2016
Sergio Parisse will lead the Italian challenge again.
# azzurri - Tuesday 1 December, 2015
The Italian striker lit up the 1990 World Cup but everything unraveled afterwards.
# azzurri - Thursday 19 November, 2015
Inevitably, Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean-sheet in November 1995.
# azzurri - Sunday 4 October, 2015
Keith Earls became Ireland’s all-time leading World Cup try-scorer with first-half try
A group of familiar faces stand between Ireland and a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. Come and get it.
# azzurri - Thursday 1 October, 2015
This is the 25th meeting between the sides – and there have been a few classics.
# azzurri - Friday 4 September, 2015
The former Republic of Ireland boss was a breath of fresh air.
# azzurri - Friday 6 February, 2015
Our man in the Italian capital checks in ahead of the opening weekend of the Six Nations.
# azzurri - Wednesday 4 February, 2015
Jenny Murphy and Jackie Shiels form a new centre partnership.
# azzurri - Tuesday 9 September, 2014
Italy extended their run without defeat in qualifiers to 41 matches stretching back eight years.
# azzurri - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
Italian federation president Giancarlo Abete has also stood down after the Azzurri only managed to beat England in Brazil.
# azzurri - Wednesday 4 June, 2014
Lump on. A slow start usually means they win the World Cup.
# azzurri - Wednesday 14 May, 2014
Cesare Prandelli has recalled the Fiorentina striker for their World Cup training camp and a friendly with the Boys in Green ahead of next month’s finals in Brazil.
# azzurri - Sunday 17 November, 2013
Luca Morisi was in a stable condition last night after ‘suffering trauma to his abdomen’.
# azzurri - Monday 24 June, 2013
And he didn’t even burn a bathroom down.
# azzurri - Sunday 3 February, 2013
The Italians stunned Phillipe Saint-Andre’s men and had a hairy Tiger to thank for it.
# azzurri - Monday 18 June, 2012
Time to start backing a 2-2 draw between Spain and Croatia tonight then.