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Italy have unearthed a gem in fulllback Matteo Minozzi. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rome wasn’t built in a day has rarely seemed more apt in a rugby context, as Conor O’Shea strives to orchestrate an Irish-infused revolution in Italia(...)

 Jacob Stockdale gets past Jayden Hayward of Italy on his way to scoring Ireland’s  eight try at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 56 Italy 19 As ever when playing Italy, another handsome win has to be put in context. Of Ireland’s 37 tries since the start of the 2016 Six (...)

Joe Schmidt: “I think Bundee was probably disappointed with some of his handling at times. He prides himself on looking after the ball and doing it well.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt sees the faults in our stars. As the Ireland coach must.  Mateo Minozzi is eight months older than Jordan Larmour. Sixty-five minute(...)

Robbie Henshaw scores against Italy, injuring his shoulder in the process. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The injury legacy from Ireland’s 56-19 victory over Italy at the Aviva stadium took the gloss off the occasion. Eight tries is a decent return – the p(...)

Keith Earls: will be expecting to be part of a potent Ireland backline against Italy at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium. Kick-off: 2.15pm. (On TV: Live on TV3 and ITV)   This is an altogether different conundrum. A less lubrica(...)

Sam Simmonds breaks to score the first of his brace of tries against Italy. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Italy 15 England 46 The Six Nations has barely started but, suddenly, all roads lead to Twickenham. If Wales have enjoyed the most spectacular start (...)

England’s Ben Te’o: “We want him to hit the line hard, that’s what he’s good at,” said England coach Eddie Jones. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Italy v England Stadio Olimpico, Sunday, 3.0 Live on TV: TV3, UTV Back when Eddie Jones used to rise early to watch Six Nations games in his nativ(...)

Conor O’Shea: 'I believe you can win any game at any time. It doesn’t matter what sport, because it’s two teams.' Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Once again Italy appear to have drawn the short straw. First up they face England in Rome next Sunday, before just a six-day turnaround before playing(...)

Guinness PRO14: Leinster’s James Lowe about to tackle Tommaso Benvenuti of Benetton Treviso. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho

Treviso 10 Leinster 36 It is little wonder Leinster coach Leo Cullen was delighted ahead of bigger challenges this week after this emphatic win in Tr(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe cuts through the  Benetton Treviso defence. Photograph: Elena Barbini/Inpho

Treviso 10 Leinster 36 Leinster secured a comfortable Pro14 victory against Benetton in Treviso with James Lowe making a telling impact in a man of t(...)

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