Ireland v Italy

Date:

Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Referee: Angus Gardner (ARU)

Attendance: 51,700

Ireland v Italy Match Reports

Ireland scored a record nine tries as they crushed Italy 58-15 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. It was Ireland's first victory in this year's Championship, and leaves Italy still searching for a win. A selection of match reports is listed below:

Ireland v Italy - Match Highlights

Ireland v Italy - Match Stats

Ireland: (25) 58
Try: Trimble, McGrath, Stander, Heaslip (2), Payne, Cronin, Madigan, McFadden
Conversion: Sexton (3), Madigan (2)
Penalty: Sexton

Italy: (3) 15
Try: Odiete, Sarto
Conversion: Haimona
Penalty: Padovani

Man of the match: Donnacha Ryan (Ireland)

Ireland v Italy - Team Line-ups

Ireland Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Jack McGrath
  • 2 Rory Best (Captain)
  • 3 Mike Ross
  • 4 Donnacha Ryan
  • 5 Devin Toner
  • 6 CJ Stander
  • 7 Josh van der Flier
  • 8 Jamie Heaslip

Backs

  • 9 Conor Murray
  • 10 Jonathan Sexton
  • 11 Keith Earls
  • 12 Robbie Henshaw
  • 13 Jared Payne
  • 14 Andrew Trimble
  • 15 Simon Zebo

Replacements

  • 16 Sean Cronin
  • 17 Cian Healy
  • 18 Nathan White
  • 19 Ultane Dillane
  • 20 Rhys Ruddock
  • 21 Kieran Marmion
  • 22 Ian Madigan
  • 23 Fergus McFadden

Italy Team Line-up

Forwards

  • 1 Andrea Lovotti
  • 2 Davide Giazzon
  • 3 Lorenzo Cittadini
  • 4 George Fabio Biagi
  • 5 Marco Fuser
  • 6 Francesco Minto
  • 7 Alessandro Zanni
  • 8 Sergio Parisse (Captain)

Backs

  • 9 Guglielmo Palazzani
  • 10 Edoardo Padovani
  • 11 Mattia Bellini
  • 12 Gonzalo Garcia
  • 13 Michele Campagnaro
  • 14 Leonardo Sarto
  • 15 David Odiete

Replacements

  • 16 Oliviero Fabiani
  • 17 Matteo Zanusso
  • 18 Dario Chistolini
  • 19 Quintin Geldenhuys
  • 20 Abraham Steyn
  • 21 Alberto Lucchese
  • 22 Kelly Haimona
  • 23 Luke Mclean
 
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