Ireland v Italy

Date:

Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

Attendance: 51,000

Ireland v Italy Match Reports

Ireland scored five tries, including two from winger Tommy Bowe, as they comprehensively beat Italy 42-10 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Ireland v Italy Match Statistics

Ireland (17) 42
Tries: Earls, Bowe 2, Court, Trimble
Conversions: Sexton 4
Penalties: Sexton 3

Italy (10) 10
Tries: Parisse
Conversions: Botes
Penalties: Botes

Man of the Match: Jonathan Sexton (Ireland)

Ireland Team Line-up

Backs: 15 Kearney, 14 Bowe, 13 Earls, 12 D'Arcy, 11 Trimble, 10 Sexton, 9 Murray

Forwards: 1 Healy, 2 Best, 3 Ross, 4 O'Callaghan, 5 O'Connell (captain), 6 Ferris, 7 O'Brien, 8 Heaslip

Replacements: 16 Cronin, 17 Court, 18 Ryan, 19 O'Mahony, 20 Reddan, 21 O'Gara, 22 McFadden

Italy Team Line-up

Backs: 15 Masi, 14 Venditti, 13 Benvenuti, 12 Sgarbi, 11 McLean, 10 Botes, 9 Gori

Forwards: 1 Rizzo, 2 Ghiraldini, 3 Cittadini, 4 Geldenhuys, 5 Bortolami, 6 Zanni, 7 Barbieri, 8 Parisse (captain)

Replacements: 16 D'Apice, 17 Staibano, 18 Pavanello, 19 Favaro, 20 Semenzato, 21 Burton, 22 Canale

 
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