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#Italy

# italy - Saturday 16 March, 2019

O'Shea insists Italy will hurt 'more than ever' after France defeat

The Azzurri once again ended their Six Nations campaign without a win.

# italy - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Benetton youngster handed debut as Italy aim to avoid fourth Six Nations whitewash in a row

Marco Zanon, 21, will start at centre against France on Saturday.

Final Six Nations start for Fofana among six France changes from Ireland defeat

The Clermont centre will start as the French look to sign off on a poor campaign with victory in Rome.

# italy - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

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Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche

The law made it compulsory for children in pre-school education to be vaccinated against 10 diseases.

# italy - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'We saw how they carried on last year after they beat us' - Jones eyeing revenge against Scotland

The England head coach was reportedly abused by Scotland fans after their Six Nations clash last year.

# italy - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Eddie Jones makes five changes as England aim to bounce back

They’ll aim to rebound from their defeat to Wales when Italy visit Twickenham on Saturday.

# italy - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Sean Cronin set to miss out on Ireland squad for final Six Nations games

Ulster’s Rob Herring is set to come into Joe Schmidt’s extended training squad.

# italy - Monday 4 March, 2019

Buffon reveals turning down ‘very big offer’ from Man City

The legendary Italian goalkeeper admitted that Alex Ferguson wanted to sign him for Manchester United too.

Itoje, Robshaw and Joseph return to England squad

Itoje has been missing since England’s big win over Ireland, while Robshaw has played just four matches since returning in January.

# italy - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations? 10

Analysis: How has Johnny Sexton been playing in the Six Nations?

The 33-year-old has provided quality at times but has been frustrated overall.

# italy - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

'The players were a bit broken by the fallout from the England game'

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says he’s worried, just like he was last year.

# italy - Monday 25 February, 2019

French flair or big air: Choose your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend Six Of The Best This post contains a poll This post contains videos

French flair or big air: Choose your favourite try of the Six Nations weekend

We couldn’t make room for any of Ireland’s four scores in Rome.

Ireland leave Rome 'relieved' but underperformance causes concern

Joe Schmidt said he was proud of how his players responded in the second half.

# italy - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Sexton 'angry' and Murray 'frustrated' after stuttering Ireland display

Joe Schmidt warned that ‘there’s a real danger when you start trying too hard.’

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite pictures from the sporting week

It has been another busy week of sporting action.

'I'm delighted I can dedicate this cap to him' - Carty spurred on by cousin

The 26-year-old Connacht man won his first Ireland cap in Rome.

How did you rate Ireland in their stodgy win over Italy?

Tries from Quinn Roux, Jacob Stockdale, Keith Earls and Conor Murray delivered a bonus point win that feels hard to celebrate.

Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy

Joe Schmidt’s men still remain some way off their best despite the victory at Stadio Olimpico.

As it happened: Italy vs Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Italy vs Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland faced Conor O’Shea’s Italy at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Schmidt's Ireland strive for attacking 'flow' as Sexton and Murray hit 50

Joe Schmidt’s side are confident that they’re close to truly clicking.

'If your chance comes, it comes. If it doesn't, you keep working'

Ultan Dillane is delighted to have worked his way through intense competition to get a first Six Nations start.

# italy - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Italian Women produce brilliant attacking display to take first win over Ireland

Adam Griggs’ side take two bonus points away from Parma, but will rue defensive errors which led to a thrilling Italy win.

'Jack is impossible to ruffle' - Connacht's Carty set for Ireland debut in Rome

The 26-year-old has been sublime for his province this season.

'There are similarities' but Italy know Ireland are a different beast to 2013

The superb form of Benetton in the Pro14 has given Italy renewed confidence.

Ireland look to show 'we haven’t gone away' as Schmidt calls for abrasive edge

A big win in Rome would help Ireland to build more momentum.

'This is a big opportunity and I plan on taking it with both hands'

Ulster’s Jordi Murphy gets a shot in Ireland’s number eight shirt against Italy tomorrow.

# italy - Friday 22 February, 2019

Schmidt hopes to see Cronin grab opportunity after show of 'faith'

The explosive Leinster hooker will make just a 10th start for Ireland, his first in the Six Nations.

Return of Tebaldi among five changes in Italy team to face Ireland

Conor O’Shea’s side host the defending Six Nations champions in Rome on Sunday afternoon.

Carty's big chance, pack tweaks and more talking points in Ireland's team to face Italy

Joe Schmidt has pushed for continuity in attack with the selection of Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton.

Cronin gets first Six Nations start with Carty set for Ireland debut in Italy

Joe Schmidt has made four changes to his starting team for the Six Nations.

'Rugby's always been my number one' - Dane looks to take chance in Italy

The Ulster scrum-half came through the ranks in Enniskillen to make her debut this year.

Mature Ireland U20s look to make it three from three in the Six Nations

Noel McNamara’s men take on Italy in Rieti this evening.

# italy - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Sexton 'definitely hasn't played enough rugby to be at full tilt yet'

The Ireland out-half has only played twice so far this year and lasted just 23 minutes against Scotland.

# italy - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Ireland eager to show efficiency and 'step up a few gears' against Italy

Jack Conan and his team-mates are intent on showing their clinical streak in Rome.

Kathryn Dane handed first Ireland start for Saturday's clash with Italy

Adam Griggs has made one change to his side for the meeting with the Italians in Parma.

Ulster wing Kernohan starts as U20s name four uncapped players on bench

Billy Scannell, Callum Reid, Ben Healy and Ronan Watters are hoping to win their first caps.

7s, 15s and Chemical Engineering - Enniskillen's Boles balancing the books

The 20-year-old back row made her debut in the Six Nations two weekends ago.

# italy - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Concussion rules Italy captain Sergio Parisse out of Ireland clash

The talismanic number eight picked up a knock while on club duty with Stade Francais.

Molloy an injury concern for Ireland Women but Peat set for return

The Leinster loosehead has missed the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

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