Italy is a developing rugby nation. The Azzurri are improving with each international competition they enter.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has recalled prop Martin Castrogiovanni, one of four changes to his squad for the remaining Six Nations games against Wales and Scotland.
Paul O'Connell believes Ireland's chances of triumphing in Paris next weekend have improved following the 6 Nations victory over Italy.
Tommy Bowe led the assault as Ireland thrust themselves back into 6 Nations title contention with a comprehensive 42-10 home win over Italy.
Rory Best admits Ireland's record at the Aviva Stadium is unacceptable as they seek to avoid a fourth successive defeat on home soil.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel says Italy must stop Ireland dictating the tempo of their Six Nations clash if they are to come away from Dublin with a positive result on Saturday.
Italy flank Mauro Bergamasco has been banned for a month after being cited for dangerous play during the Celtic League clash with Ospreys on February 17, and will miss the rest of the Six Nations.
South African-born Tobias Botes will make his first start for Italy against Ireland in the Six Nations in Dublin on Saturday - one of four changes to the Azzurri team.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes to face Ireland in Saturday's Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium (1.30pm).
Ireland coach Declan Kidney insists Italy are no longer easy pickings in the latter stages of matches.
Australian-born utility back Luke McLean says Italy must try to combat Ireland's spoiling tactics if they are to emerge victorious from Saturday's Six Nations match in Dublin.
Ireland have named an unchanged starting XV for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy at the Aviva Stadium.
In a catch-up match after the postponed encounter in Round 1 of the Under-20 Six Nations, Fabien Pelous's French side play Italy at La Voulte on Saturday. Having lost to Ireland, France hope to get back on track.
Leicester and Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni could be out for up to six weeks after he sustained a rib injury against England on Saturday.
Can England mount a serious Six Nations challenge? It’s definitely possible, says Rugby Rugby’s Howard Johnson. But it will help next time if we can all see the ball a bit better!
Ben Foden will be haunted by the mistakes that forced England to come from behind to beat Italy in the Six Nations at the Stadio Olimpico.
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