Italian injuries may hurt Ireland’s title chances

Ireland have a clean bill of health but Italy may miss their captain Sergio Parisse

Italy captain Sergio Parisse is a doubt for their concluding Six Nations game against Wales. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters.

Italy captain Sergio Parisse is a doubt for their concluding Six Nations game against Wales. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters.

 
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With the points difference between sides promising to be decisive, Italian injuries could incentivise Wales to aim for a 50-point margin. Captain Sergio Parisse, as well as Matias Aguero and outhalf Tommaso Allan all limped off against France.

Parisse departed with suspected ligament damage in his right foot but it is not as serious as first thought, while Allan and Aguero were forced off in the opening half with suspected thigh and rib injuries respectively.

Welsh prop Samson Lee is out while loosehead Rhys Gill returns amid concerns over prop Gethin Jenkins, (hamstring). Hooker Richard Hibbard is also undergoing concussion protocols.

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