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Italy v Eire, Six Nations Championship · The42

2021-02-27 13:14:19


9 minutes in the past

Andy Farrell has not misplaced religion on this Irish facet. Fairly the alternative the truth is, nonetheless he has made it clear what is required for them to show strain into factors.

“There’s quite a bit proper inside our sport but it surely all comes right down to having a scientific edge at this stage, proper on the prime,” he stated. “Our battle and need and can to impose ourselves towards the opposition has been top-class.

“The ending scientific edge is all the time the lacking ingredient of any staff that desires to be world-class, in order that’s what we’re striving for and hopefully we are able to make a bounce in that course this weekend.”

Eire’s Jack Conan enjoys the Rome sunshine.

Supply: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

14 minutes in the past

This was an attention-grabbing tackle Italy’s mindset from Ian McKinley, the Dubliner who represented Italy on 9 events.

21 minutes in the past

Some stats to chew on together with your cuppa.

1: Italy  have conceded 13 tries and 91 factors of their two video games thus far.

2: They haven’t gained a Six Nations sport since 2015.

3: They’ve gained the picket spoon 15 instances since they entered the competitors in 2000.

4: Numbers 9 to fifteen are all Leinster gamers – the primary time in 90 years that Eire’s whole again line has come from the province.

Johnny Sexton with Referee Mathieu Raynal and Luca Bigi of Italy on the coin toss.

Supply: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

26 minutes in the past

It is a huge day for Robbie Henshaw, the Westmeath man, who wins his fiftieth cap as we speak.

“I’m simply having fun with having a run of video games,” Henshaw stated. ”The frustration of being match for the primary couple of video games in a Six Nations after which having my marketing campaign ending early — that’s type of hindered me in progressing to that prime stage of my efficiency.

Henshaw in coaching earlier this week.

Supply: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

“Is that this one of the best I’ve performed? I’m unsure. I had some nice years once I first got here on the scene. However having fun with it’s a huge factor for me. All the time striving to enhance. You by no means have the right sport, so I’m simply attempting to maintain enhancing and preserve constructive.”

The Italian sunshine ought to assist his temper. It was 17 levels in Rome yesterday as they skilled within the Olympic Stadium.

Supply: IRFU/Ryan Bailey/INPHO

33 minutes in the past

The 42′s rugby correspondent, Murray Kinsella, previewed the sport earlier as we speak, concluding. This Italy sport normally represents the possibility for Eire to go up just a few extra gears in assault, significantly with sunshine and heat climate forecast. The rest and worries about this Eire set-up will abound. 


15. Jacopo Trulla
14. Luca Sperandio
13. Juan Ignacio Brex
12. Carlo Canna
11. Monty Ioane
10. Paolo Garbisi
9. Stephen Varney

1. Andrea Lovotti
2. Luca Bigi (captain)
3. Marco Riccioni
4. Marco Lazzaroni
5. David Sisi
6. Sebastian Negri
7. Johan Meyer
8. Michele Lamaro


16. Gianmarco Lucchesi
17. Cherif Traore
18. Giosue Zilocchi
19. Niccolò Cannone
20. Maxime Mbanda
21. Callum Braley
22. Federico Mori
23. Mattia Bellini


15. Hugo Keenan
14. Jordan Larmour
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Robbie Henshaw
11. James Lowe
10. Johnny Sexton (captain)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park

1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Ronan Kelleher
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Iain Henderson
5. James Ryan
6. Tadhg Beirne
7. Will Connors
8. CJ Stander


16. Rob Herring
17. Cian Healy
18. Andrew Porter
19. Ryan Baird
20. Jack Conan
21. Craig Casey
22. Billy Burns
23. Keith Earls 

Referee: Mathieu Raynal [FFR]
Assistant referees: Mike Adamson [SRU] and Craig Evans [WRU]
TMO: Romain Poite [FFR].

37 minutes in the past

Hiya and welcome to this afternoon’s liveblog. Already it’s a must-win sport for Andy Farrell. With two defeats on the spin, the Eire coach can not afford a 3rd straight defeat, particularly because the Italians are on a 29-game shedding streak on this competitors with questions on their future frequently being raised.

Regardless of delivery heavy defeats to France and England of their opening two video games on this championship, Italy did handle to ship some respectable passages of play on every event. Their defending, nonetheless, was abysmal.

The identical may very well be stated of Eire’s assault within the opening two rounds – two tries a paltry return for a staff who had real title aspirations when this match started.

All of it kicks off in underneath an hour. So stick with us as we preserve you posted on all of the pre-game information.