Ireland skipper Best out through illness
Hooker Best had been absent from their final training session ahead of the encounter in Rome, but was still expected to feature at the Stadio Olimpico.
Best had made 51 consecutive Six Nations appearances for Ireland, who are looking to bounce back from last weekend’s surprise 27-22 loss to Scotland.
— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 11, 2017
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