Italy is a developing rugby nation. The Azzurri are improving with each international competition they enter.
England have agreed to play midweek matches when they host the 2015 Rugby World Cup after the leading nations backed proposals over fixtures.
Italy hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini has been suspended for 15 weeks for his attempted eye gouge on Ireland prop Cian Healy.
Italy coach Nick Mallett believes Ireland are capable of reaching the World Cup final, asking: "Where is their weakness?"
Ireland set up a World Cup quarter-final against Wales next Saturday by demolishing Italy 36-6 in a bad-tempered clash at Otago Stadium.
Mike Ross has warned Italy that Ireland's ever-improving scrum is ready to accept the challenge laid down by Nick Mallett.
Ireland have named their strongest possible line-up for the winner-takes-all encounter with Italy in Dunedin on Sunday.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse has claimed that a training ground bust up between Martin Castrogiovanni and Riccardo Bocchino is a good omen.
Brian O'Driscoll is not surprised that Ireland's World Cup clash with Italy has turned out to be "win or bust".
Italy coach Nick Mallett insists he is not ready to end his spell in charge just yet.
Italy coach Nick Mallett has made just the solitary change to his side for the crunch clash with Ireland in Dunedin on Sunday.
Geordan Murphy has a cunning plan to distract Martin Castrogiovanni ahead of Ireland's crunch clash with Italy.
Captain Sergio Parisse will take Italy into their crunch World Cup clash with Ireland full of confidence after beating the United States.
Italy beat the United States 27-10 to earn the bonus-point win required to set up a winner-takes-all Pool C finale against Ireland on Sunday.
Ireland will almost certainly be dumped out of the World Cup if they lose Sunday's final group game against Italy at Otago Stadium.
Italy coach Nick Mallett has opted to name Luciano Orquera at fly-half for Tuesday's clash with the USA.
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