Ireland v Italy

Date:

Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU)

Attendance: 52,000

Ireland v Italy Match Reports

Brian O'Driscoll played his final International at Lansdowne Road and inspired Ireland to a 46-7 win over Italy. O'Driscoll, who became rugby's most-capped player in this match, created two tries and picked up the man-of-the-match award. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Ireland v Italy - Match Highlights

Ireland v Italy Match Statistics

Ireland 46 (17)
Tries: Sexton (2), Trimble, Healy, Cronin, McFadden, McGrath
Conversions: Sexton (2), Jackson (2)
Penalties: Sexton

Italy 7 (7)
Tries: Sarto
Conversions: Orquera

Man of the Match: Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland)

Ireland v Italy - Team Line-ups

Ireland Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1. Cian Healy
  • 2. Rory Best
  • 3. Mike Ross
  • 4. Devin Toner
  • 5. Paul O'Connell (Captain)
  • 6. Iain Henderson
  • 7. Chris Henry
  • 8. Jamie Heaslip

Backs

  • 9. Conor Murray
  • 10. Jonathan Sexton
  • 11. Dave Kearney
  • 12. Gordon D'Arcy
  • 13. Brian O'Driscoll
  • 14. Andrew Trimble
  • 15. Rob Kearney

Replacements

  • 16. Sean Cronin
  • 17. Jack McGrath
  • 18. Martin Moore
  • 19. Rhys Ruddock
  • 20. Jordi Murphy
  • 21. Eoin Reddan
  • 22. Paddy Jackson
  • 23. Fergus McFadden

Italy Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1. Alberto De Marchi
  • 2. Leonardo Ghiraldini
  • 3. Martin Castrogiovanni
  • 4. Quintin Geldenhuys
  • 5. Marco Bortolami (Captain)
  • 6. Joshua Furno
  • 7. Paul Derbyshire
  • 8. Robert Barbieri

Backs

  • 9. Tito Tebaldi
  • 10. Luciano Orquera
  • 11. Leonardo Sarto
  • 12. Gonzalo Garcia
  • 13. Michele Campagnaro
  • 14. Angelo Esposito
  • 15. Luke Mclean

Replacements

  • 16. Davide Giazzon
  • 17. Michele Rizzo
  • 18. Lorenzo Cittadini
  • 19. Antonio Pavanello
  • 20. Manoa Vosawai
  • 21. Edoardo Gori
  • 22. Tommaso Allan
  • 23. Andrea Masi
 
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