# italy-rugby - Saturday 22 March, 2014
Joe Schmidt took over a side that had fallen to their lowest world ranking spot and turned them into Europe-beaters.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 15 March, 2014
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland went in search of silverware in France.
# italy-rugby - Tuesday 11 March, 2014
Should Ireland win in Paris, England would need to beat Italy by at least 50 points.
# italy-rugby - Monday 10 March, 2014
“It is crazy to think how many young kids he has inspired,” reflected the Ulster flanker after Ireland’s impressive win over Italy.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 9 March, 2014
The 27-year-old came on for Brian O’Driscoll and scored a late try.
The Leinster prop scored the final try on a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon at the Aviva Stadium.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 8 March, 2014
“No one left the stadium [at the end]. There was fantastic applause for a man who massively deserves it.”
The outside centre played a part in three Irish tries as Joe Schmidt’s side set up a championship decider in France.
Ireland got off to a flying start at Lansdowne Road and never looked back.
“Tell the chopper to wait, we’ve got a legend to honour.”
Set in the future, an old man tells an intrigued young Irish boy all about ‘BOD’.
Former Leinster and Ireland hooker Shane Byrne believes the country’s leading try scorer is deserving of every accolade he gets.
# italy-rugby - Friday 7 March, 2014
The former Munster and Ireland flanker believes Joe Schmidt will look to his forwards and set-pieces again to win the day.
The retiring outside centre will play his final Ireland game at Lansdowne Road tomorrow.
The Ireland star will bow out in style.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 6 March, 2014
The retiring centre may have to protect his ribs if an emotional Paulie loses the run of himself.
Winger Andrew Trimble remarks that his Ulster teammates were mocking him as Bowe scored two tries on his comeback.
The Ireland coach has been sparing with his changes ahead of the Azzurri’s visit to Dublin.
# italy-rugby - Monday 3 March, 2014
The Leinster back is hoping his value as a versatile replacement does not prevent him from starting against Italy.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 2 March, 2014
Joe Schmidt’s side are set to take on Italy in the Six Nations next weekend.
The Leinster and Ireland winger must now focus on the visit of a lesser Italian side to Dublin.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 1 March, 2014
Tries from Darragh Fanning, Noel Reid and Rhys Ruddock helped the league champions climb to the top of the table.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 22 February, 2014
The Scottish victory will ease fears of the dreaded wooden spoon
# italy-rugby - Sunday 9 February, 2014
The Grand Slam remains a possibility for the French and Ireland after the second round of Six Nations fixtures.
The Les Bleus skipper wants the same effort that was put in against England last week..
# italy-rugby - Saturday 25 January, 2014
The WRU have followed the lead of their Irish counterparts to snap up their captain.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 29 December, 2013
Tickets for the three clashes with Scotland, Wales and Italy have been snapped up.
# italy-rugby - Sunday 17 November, 2013
Luca Morisi was in a stable condition last night after ‘suffering trauma to his abdomen’.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 9 November, 2013
The Wallabies seem to have their confidence back in time for a trip to Dublin, while England bossed Argentina.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
Wallaby captain Ben Mowen looked rapt during his video conference with the Italian football star.
# italy-rugby - Wednesday 27 March, 2013
The stamp was intentional, deliberate, grave and merited a red a card, the disciplinary hearing found.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 16 March, 2013
Wayne Barnes sent O’Driscoll to the bin as Ireland limped through the first half against Italy.
The Italian band made a right mess of Ireland’s Call in the Stadio Olimpico this afternoon.
It has been a grim auld Six Nations campaign for Ireland. How are you feeling as we head into this afternoon’s finale?
# italy-rugby - Thursday 15 November, 2012
After Saturday’s Test, New Zealand play Wales on November and then England on 1 December.
# italy-rugby - Tuesday 12 June, 2012
We went minute-by-minute as Mike Ruddock and the Ireland U20s look to snatch a place in the semi-finals.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 29 March, 2012
The RFU have confirmed they’ve agreed a four-year contract with the 42-year-old.
# italy-rugby - Thursday 22 March, 2012
Ireland have been often brilliant, frequently decent and occasionally awful in recent years. In this Six Nations Championship, they were all three at some stage.
# italy-rugby - Monday 19 March, 2012
Declan Kidney will have to pick his men up after a disappointing end to the Six Nations, with the All Blacks on the horizon.
# italy-rugby - Saturday 17 March, 2012
Warren Gatland’s men made it a clean sweep for the third time in eight seasons, as Andy Robinson’s Scotland took home the wooden spoon.