Tommaso Boni

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 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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Italy’s Ian McKinley is not in Conor O’Shea’s squad. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Italy coach Conor O’Shea has admitted he had to stop himself from picking Ian McKinley to face Ireland purely to create a “romantic story”. Dublin-bo(...)

Eduardo Bello tackles James Cannon of Connacht. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Zebre 24 Connacht 10 Connacht Rugby’s season is in danger of unravelling after two losses on the bounce in games Kieran Keane would have expected to(...)

Renato Giammarioli scored one of Zebre’s six tries in the Guinness Pro 14 match against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. Photograph:   Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Southern Kings 17 Zebre 43 Zebre thrashed Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth in a further dent to the Guinness Pro 14’s South African expansion. Ital(...)

George Biagi of Zebre holds up a Connacht attack during his team’s victory at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Zebre 25 Connacht 22 Zebre claimed their first Guinness Pro12 home win of the season with a 25-22 victory over reigning champions Connacht in the rea(...)

Israel Dagg breaks clear to score  a try for New Zealand  in their match against Italy  at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Italy 10 New Zealand 68 New Zealand put last weekend’s defeat to Ireland to the back of their minds as they put Conor O’Shea’s Italy to the sword as(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty is  tackled by Edoardo Padovani of Zebre during the  Guinness Pro 12 game at  Lanfranchi Stadium in Parma. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

An unexpected lightning and thunderstorm in Parma caused Connacht’s Guinness Pro 12 fixture with Zebre to be abandoned at half-time. Connacht might w(...)

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