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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

82'
Conversion

Harry Byrne has kicked a conversion.

78'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Ireland is finished off by Calvin Nash

77'

This is dangerous for the defence as Calvin Nash bursts through to advance the Ireland attack.

77'

Spellbinding play by Jamison Gibson-Park is finished off with a try.

77'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Jamison Gibson-Park getting some game time.

72'

Ireland decide to make a substitution, with Craig Casey being replaced.

72'

A gap opened in the defence and James Lowe took full advantage.

71'

Italy make a substitution with Ross Vintcent coming on.

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Italy make a substitution with Manuel Zuliani coming off.

68'

Ireland make a substitution with Josh van der Flier coming on.

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Ireland make a substitution with Ryan Baird coming off.

65'

Ireland sub Jordan Larmour comes onto the field.

63'

Robbie Henshaw departs for Ireland.

63'

Jack Crowley curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the right.

62'
Try

A stunning solo try from James Lowe

61'

The defensive line has been broken as James Lowe goes through the gap.

61'

Spellbinding play by Stuart McCloskey is finished off with a try.

61'

Ireland sub Iain Henderson comes onto the field.

60'

James Ryan departs for Ireland.

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Martin Page-Relo comes on for Italy.

57'

Stephen Varney leaves the field.

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Federico Mori comes on for Italy.

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Lorenzo Pani leaves the field.

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Yellow Card

Tommaso Menoncello (Italy) is shown a yellow card

56'

Giacomo Nicotera comes on for Italy.

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Gianmarco Lucchesi leaves the field.

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Andrea Zambonin comes on for Italy.

56'

Federico Ruzza leaves the field.

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Mirco Spagnolo comes on for Italy.

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Danilo Fischetti leaves the field.

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Harry Byrne comes on for Ireland.

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Hugo Keenan leaves the field.

55'

Tom O'Toole comes on for Ireland.

55'

Finlay Bealham leaves the field.

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Ronan Kelleher comes on for Ireland.

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Dan Sheehan leaves the field.

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Jeremy Loughman comes on for Ireland.

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Andrew Porter leaves the field.

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What a run here by Dan Sheehan as they get over the gainline!

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What a run here by Hugo Keenan as they get over the gainline!

51'

Jack Crowley has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.

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Try

The Ireland maul march their way over the white wash for Dan Sheehan to touch down.

49'

James Lowe makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

45'

Italy sub Giosue Zilocchi comes onto the field.

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Pietro Ceccarelli departs for Italy.

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The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

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Fabulous play by Ireland has led to Ryan Baird being able to wriggle through a gap.

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Conversion

Jack Crowley does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

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Try

The pick and go results in a try for Ireland as Jack Conan goes over.

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That's a great try assist by Dan Sheehan.

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Trouble here as Ange Capuozzo breaches the defence.

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Trouble here as James Lowe breaches the defence.

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Conversion

Jack Crowley makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

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Try

A wonderful passing move by Ireland is finished off by Dan Sheehan

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That's a great try assist by Stuart McCloskey.

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This is dangerous for the defence as Stuart McCloskey bursts through to advance the Ireland attack.

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Jack Crowley has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.

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Try

Ireland are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Jack Crowley touching down.

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The defensive line has been broken as Jack Crowley goes through the gap.

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That's a great try assist by Craig Casey.

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The defensive line has been broken as Robbie Henshaw goes through the gap.

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The defensive line has been broken as Hugo Keenan goes through the gap.

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Paolo Garbisi steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.

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We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Ireland v Italy

Six Nations - Round 2
Sun 11th February 2024, 10:00am
Aviva Stadium

Points Flow Chart

Ireland win +36
Ireland
Italy
Ireland
Time in lead
Italy
77
Mins in lead
0
94%
% Of Game In Lead
0%
73%
Possession Last 10 min
27%
7
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Byrne
36 - 0
78'
Nash
34 - 0
77'
Lowe
29 - 0
61'
Menoncello
56'
24 - 0
Sheehan
24 - 0
49'
Half Time
Crowley
19 - 0
38'
Conan
17 - 0
36'
Crowley
12 - 0
24'
Sheehan
10 - 0
23'
Crowley
5 - 0
6'
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
3
12
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
0
2
Entries

Attack Profile

Ireland
Italy
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Defence Profile

Ireland
Italy
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
64%
45%
3-6 secs
26%
31%
6+ secs
6%
16%
119
Rucks Won
63

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Who Will Win?

On Sunday 11th February, Ireland will host Italy in the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Ireland will be big favourites for this clash. After all, last year they won the Grand Slam. In addition, this will be their first home test match since their Rugby World Cup exit at the hands of New Zealand. As a result, they will have a point to prove against an Italian side that they’ve previously dominated.

But, Italy cannot be discounted entirely. After all, they’ve defeated Ireland before and they made Andy Farrell’s men work hard for their 34-20 victory last time out.

Think you know which way Ireland vs Italy will go? Vote in our poll.

Head-to-Head

Recent head-to-head form suggests that Ireland should win this game comfortably. This is because Ireland have won all of the last five meetings between the two teams. During this time, they’ve averaged 44 points per game compared to Italy’s 14.

History shows us that the first try could be important here. After all, the team that has scored the first try has won 80% of the last five matches.

Team Form

Ireland are coming into the 2024 Six Nations Championship with a point to prove. Despite winning last year’s tournament and claiming the Grand Slam, Andy Farrell’s men will feel as though they should have progressed further at the Rugby World Cup, where they were eliminated by New Zealand at the quarter-final stage.

By contrast, Italy are in a rut. They’ve claimed the wooden spoon during the last six championships, and they were once again eliminated from the Rugby World Cup at the pool stage. Here, they suffered bruising defeats against France (60-7) and New Zealand (96-17). Due to this, the Azzurri will see the 2024 tournament as a chance for a reset.

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try. We’ve also detailed how often each team has scored the first points in a game and how often they’ve won the race to 10 points.

Player Head-to-Head

Past Ireland vs Italy matches have been littered with phenomenal individual performances, and this year’s clash is likely to be no different.

But, who will be the star of the show? Well, here’s how Johnny Sexton and Tommaso Allan have performed in recent clashes between the two teams. Perhaps one of these stars could spearhead their team’s performance?

Other Fixtures

The upcoming Ireland vs Italy match promises to be must-watch viewing. However, there are plenty of other great rugby matches on the horizon, including clashes between England, Scotland, Wales and France.

Take a look at all the upcoming fixtures and latest results at both club and international level.

When did Italy join the Six Nations? When did Italy join the Six Nations?

Italy joined the Six Nations in 2000, when the competition expanded to include the Azzurri. Prior to this, it was known as the Five Nations Championship.

Have Italy ever won the Six Nations? Have Italy ever won the Six Nations?

No. Italy have never won the Six Nations. To date, their best finish is 4th. They achieved this in both 2007 and 2013.

When did Ireland first play Italy? When did Ireland first play Italy?

Ireland first faced Italy on New Year’s Eve in 1988. Ireland won the match 31-15.

Have Italy ever beaten Ireland? Have Italy ever beaten Ireland?

Yes, Italy have beaten Ireland four times since 1988. However, Ireland have traditionally dominated meetings between the sides. They’ve won 32 out of a possible 36 games, with Italy winning the other four.

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