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“Carbery is a wonderfully talented player – possibly the most talented in the Irish squad – but...?” Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

It’s not evident on TV but had Joey Carbery passed the ball on 65:07 instead of kicking it, what might have happened? Carbery did kick and found green(...)

Kick the ball into touch; steal Italian lineout and transition from same to score. Or get a clean off-the-top lineout 40 metres out and score out wide(...)

Referee Romain Poite explains to James Hakell and England captain Dylan Hartley that Italy’s “Fox” tactic at Twickenham in 2017 is legal.  Photograph: Henry Browne/Reuters

England have adopted Cold War military tactics to guard against the kind of embarrassment suffered as a result of Italy’s approach to the rules of eng(...)

Manager Martin O’Neill said performance on  par with that against Italy at Euro 2016 needed if Ireland  are to beat  Wales. Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill suggested yesterday that it might take a performance on a par with the one against Italy at Euro 2016 if th(...)

 Gianluigi Buffon: “I blew €20m, it went up in smoke but I safeguarded the livelihoods of 1,200 families.”  Photograph:  Claudio Villa/Getty Images

A small but significant piece of football history should unfold at the Stadio Renzo Barbera on Friday night. Italy’s World Cup qualifier against Al(...)

France coach Guy Novès: “I hope  the players are aware Italy have got this match marked down.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

France coach Guy Novès has warned his players that they are in no position to act high and mighty against Italy in Rome on Saturday. Defeats to Irela(...)

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea: ‘No one gave us a chance against England but we showed something there.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Italy have named three changes to the starting line-up for their home match against France in the Six Nations on Saturday as coach Conor O’Shea insist(...)

 Ireland’s CJ Stander is tackled by Scotland’s Richie Gray and Allan Dell as the home side effectively focused on one-out Irish ball-carriers at Murrayfield. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

When I talk of centre of gravity and how oppositions will endeavour to attack same, there must be an understanding of the negative impact this has on (...)

Cian Healy: replaces    Jack McGrath  in the Ireland front row for the visit to Italy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The air of inflated optimism inspired by the mother of all Novembers has been deflated in one game, and it will take more than a win over Italy to ret(...)

Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte during his teams match against Arsenal on Saturday. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Antonio Conte believes “blind faith” in his methods has played a key role in Chelsea’s transformation from last season’s strugglers to this season’s (...)

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