Gerry Thornley: Six Nations a different trial from autumn series

Schmidt: ‘Hopefully, after today, they’ll appreciate they can live up to these big matches’

Gerry Thornley and Liam Toland discuss Ireland's win against Italy. Video: John O'Sullivan

After the Murrayfield hiccup, the weekend couldn’t have gone much better for Ireland. Following on from their record Six Nations win and the competition’s first attacking bonus point in Saturday’s 63-10 victory over Italy, France’s 22-16 success over Scotland in Paris yesterday left Joe Schmidt’s team in clear second place after two rounds.

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