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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Italy

Last year
# Red mist
Peter O’Mahony: ‘Red cards like that do games no favours – I don’t think there was any intent'
Ireland captain lends his support to Italian hooker, Epalahame Faiva, after his controversial sending off.
# Law
Ireland rack up 57 points after red card forces Italy down to 13 players
A little-known law meant the visitors had to remove another player after Hame Faiva’s sending-off.
Ireland versus Italy, Six Nations championship
Ireland take on the Italians knowing they need a bonus-point win to keep their championship hopes alive.
# chasing
Farrell's attack-minded Ireland team must be ruthless and clinical against Italy
This exciting Ireland team has plenty of try-scoring potential.
# quick
Farrell has picked an undeniably exciting Ireland team to take on Italy
The back three of Lowry, Hansen, and Lowe will do some damage against Italy.
# Team news
Lowry to make Ireland debut as Lowe returns in exciting team for Italy
Joey Carbery starts at number 10 in a team captained by Peter O’Mahony.
# Azzurri
Italy hand first start to 20-year-old Marin for Sunday's clash with Ireland
The Benetton out-half has been selected at centre for the Six Nations fixture at the Aviva Stadium.
# Dan the Man
Sheehan keen to build on 'valuable' outing in Paris with first Ireland start
The 23-year-old has impressed off Ireland’s bench this season.
# 10
Farrell set to back Carbery for Ireland in Six Nations clash with Italy
It had looked like Johnny Sexton would return at number 10 but Carbery may get another chance.
# Leader
'The Triple Crown would be a great thing and it's guaranteed if we win the last three'
Johnny Sexton is back to lead Ireland’s push for silverware in this Six Nations.
# Team news
Four changes to Ireland U20 side named for 'tough' Italy test in Cork
Richie Murphy has freshened up his backline as Ireland aim to make it three wins from three.
# Out
Ireland's Henderson ruled out of Italy clash after positive Covid test
The rest of the squad have tested negative so far this week.
# main man
Johnny Sexton set to return as Ireland captain against Italy
Joey Carbery started Ireland’s last Six Nations game against France.
# Selection
Wholesale changes unlikely for Ireland but Farrell could make tweaks
The Ireland head coach will be keen to keep his frontliners sharp for the England clash in Round 4.
# Injury
Ireland tighthead O'Toole ruled out of this weekend's clash with Italy
The 23-year-old Ulster man picked up a hamstring strain over the weekend.
# worries
Italy's injury list grows ahead of Six Nations visit to Dublin
Head coach Kieran Crowley hopes his side can end their 34-game losing streak.
# statement
Six Nations organisers refute reports of Italy being replaced by South Africa
It was reported this week that the Springboks could take the place of the Italians as soon as 2025.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
Should South Africa join the Six Nations at Italy's expense?
There could be change ahead with SA Rugby aligning itself to the Northern Hemisphere.
# Extradition
Italy issues global arrest warrant for Robinho after rape sentence
Judges at Italy’s top court last month upheld a nine-year sentence for the footballer’s part in an attack on a young woman in January 2013.
# kieran crowley
Italy's Crowley makes three changes for England
Bordeaux-Begles winger Federico Mori comes in for Tommaso Menoncello.
# YouthoverYoungs
Randall starts at scrum-half for England against Italy
Eddie Jones has made six personnel changes and two positional switches for Sunday’s game.
# Les Bleus
France warm up for visit of Ireland with bonus-point win over Italy
Left wing Gabin Villière scored a hat-trick for Fabien Gatlhié’s side.
# Italy
Italian parties to beg president to stay on, leaving Draghi as PM
Italy’s presidency is largely ceremonial, but the head of state wields serious power during political crises.
# Wooden Spoon
Italy boss says he would welcome promotion-relegation for Six Nations
Kieran Crowley hopes the Italians can quell the relegation chat in the coming years.
# Super Mario
Balotelli gets Italy recall ahead of World Cup play-offs
Italy face off in late-March against North Macedonia and, in the case of victory, either Portugal or Turkey.
# Doubtful
Sergio Parisse's Six Nations return put on hold
Parisse will miss at least the first two games with a wrist injury but may be fit to face Ireland.
# Costa Concordia
Ten years on, survivors recount haunting memories of Italy cruise ship disaster
A memorial service was held on Giglio today to mark 10 years since the disaster.
# Italy
Rome church condemns funeral with swastika-draped coffin and fascist salute
The parish priest and the church distanced themselves from ‘every word, gesture and symbol’.
# Vaccines
Italy to introduce mandatory Covid vaccination for over 50s
Out of Italy’s 59 million people, 28 million are over the age of 50.
All time
# big spenders
France's Emmanuel Macron and Italy's Mario Draghi call to loosen EU fiscal rules
Macron has argued that the rule preventing a country’s public deficit from being more than 3% of its GDP was outdated.
# Jailbreak
Italy police catch serial fugitive on 'most wanted' list
In 1970, he reportedly watched his football team Cagliari play, while dressed as a woman.
# Italy
No injuries reported after earthquake shakes Milan
There were no immediate reports of damage, emergency services said.
# Sicily
Three people dead and six missing in Sicily after blast hits apartment buildings
Two women were recovered alive from the rubble in the southern town of Ravanusa.
# Ouch
Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine with fake arm
Vaccinators were (unsurprisingly) not fooled by the silicone arm.
# Rudy Guede
Italy frees man convicted of 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher
Rudy Guede was freed today after serving most of his 16-year prison sentence.
# Italian Job
Bruno delivers knockout blow as Italy record their first victory in two years
The Italians defeated Uruguay 17-10 in Parma.
# All Square
Italy in World Cup qualifying play-offs after draw at brilliant Northern Ireland
Conor Washington was unable to take a last-minute chance to snatch a famous victory.
# team spirit
Kenny finding European champions Italy an inspiration as his vision for Ireland begins to take shape
The manager wants his squad to mimic the Italian’s collective culture of ‘self-sacrifice.’
# Rome
World leaders to talk climate, economy, vaccines at G20
The two day talks will be held in Rome.
# matteo salvini
Former Italian interior minister Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship
The former interior minister has insisted he was fulfilling his duty by refusing entry to the Open Arms rescue ship.