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#Italy

# italy - Last year 2021

Juventus goalkeeper Buffon given one-match blasphemy ban
# Suspension
From The42
# Suspension

Juventus goalkeeper Buffon given one-match blasphemy ban

Mar 30th 2021, 9:26 PM 9,829 Views 13 Comments

Buffon was overheard using a “blasphemous expression” towards a team-mate during Juve’s league win over Parma in December.

One of Italy's 'most dangerous' fugitive mobsters arrested in Lisbon Covid clinic
# Francesco Pelle
# Francesco Pelle

One of Italy's 'most dangerous' fugitive mobsters arrested in Lisbon Covid clinic

Mar 30th 2021, 7:05 AM 29,451 Views 3 Comments

Francesco Pelle was a noted figure in one of the Calabria-based ’ndrangheta’s most notorious organised crime clans.

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

European countries impose tighter restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise

Mar 19th 2021, 11:10 AM 33,396 Views 45 Comments

A month-long lockdown for Paris and several other French regions was announced yesterday.

'We need to improve - France will be a different proposition' - Pivac
# French Evolution
From The42
# French Evolution

'We need to improve - France will be a different proposition' - Pivac

Mar 13th 2021, 8:12 PM 3,367 Views 1 Comment

Wales set for Six Nations showdown with France in Paris.

Wales are one win away from a Grand Slam after hammering Italy
# On Track
From The42
# On Track

Wales are one win away from a Grand Slam after hammering Italy

Mar 13th 2021, 5:00 PM 30,669 Views 48 Comments

Wayne Pivac’s men made it four from four ahead of next weekend’s visit to France.

Milan beat Verona to close gap on Inter before Man United trip
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Milan beat Verona to close gap on Inter before Man United trip

Mar 7th 2021, 11:30 PM 4,811 Views 0 Comments

In Naples, Lorenzo Insigne scored twice with Victor Osimhen adding a third as Napoli consolidated sixth place.

Ronaldo on target as Juve boost hopes of 10th straight title with win in Serie A
# In The Hunt
From The42
# In The Hunt

Ronaldo on target as Juve boost hopes of 10th straight title with win in Serie A

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:58 PM 3,962 Views 1 Comment

A 3-0 victory for the champions tonight over Spezia.

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Farrell's 23-man squad indicates a settled Ireland side for Scotland clash

Mar 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 16,414 Views 16 Comments

The retention of Ryan Baird suggests he could be involved again in Edinburgh.

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
# Skipper
From The42
# Skipper

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 8:03 AM 19,720 Views 30 Comments

‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’

Beirne on his man of match award: 'I said to Will, they thought I was you'
# Late Bloomer
From The42
# Late Bloomer

Beirne on his man of match award: 'I said to Will, they thought I was you'

Mar 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 9,817 Views 6 Comments

The Munster player has graduated from the bench to become a key player on Andy Farrell’s Ireland side.

Keenan's try the pick of the bunch but Ireland's turnover attack is still flat
# Clinical
From The42
# Clinical

Keenan's try the pick of the bunch but Ireland's turnover attack is still flat

Feb 28th 2021, 8:30 PM 4,545 Views 5 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt will be pleased with Ireland’s efforts from lineout platforms.

Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland
# STANDOUT
From The42
# STANDOUT

Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland

Feb 28th 2021, 11:45 AM 10,054 Views 30 Comments

The 24-year-old openside was among the best performers in a six-try win for Andy Farrell’s side.

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations
# Ruins Of Rome
From The42
# Ruins Of Rome

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations

Feb 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 44,534 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s 48-10 victory yesterday was impressive but context is needed – Italy are a very poor side.

'In seven to eight years this team will be competitive with everyone'
# Forecast
From The42
# Forecast

'In seven to eight years this team will be competitive with everyone'

Feb 27th 2021, 9:56 PM 12,868 Views 4 Comments

Italy head coach Franco Smith was speaking after their Six Nations defeat to Ireland today.

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby
# Worth The Wait
From The42
# Worth The Wait

'I don't want to sit back and be happy with being third choice': Casey ready for more Test rugby

Feb 27th 2021, 6:45 PM 10,783 Views 31 Comments

The 21-year-old scrum-half was made to wait over 140 minutes as a replacement before winning his first cap.

'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead
# Work To Do
From The42
# Work To Do

'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead

Feb 27th 2021, 6:35 PM 5,470 Views 9 Comments

After a six-try win in Rome, Ireland now look towards a visit to Edinburgh.

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy
# Up And Running
From The42
# Up And Running

Farrell's Ireland notch first win of Six Nations with six-try success over Italy

Feb 27th 2021, 5:15 PM 28,991 Views 54 Comments

Will Connors scored a brace for Ireland as Craig Casey and Ryan Baird made their Test debuts.

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations Championship From The42
Live Feb 27th 2021, 1:14 PM

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations Championship

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

The days when Ireland couldn't buy a win against Italy

Feb 27th 2021, 8:36 AM 22,878 Views 13 Comments

The story of Ireland’s hat-trick of Italian humiliations in the mid-90s is one of farce and bad planning.

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome
# Forza
From The42
# Forza

Ireland bid to get their Six Nations show on the road with big win in Rome

Feb 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 14,052 Views 7 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men take on a youthful but defensively porous Italian outfit at Stadio Olimpico.

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

Farrell aiming to gain momentum as he picks strong Ireland team for Italy

Feb 25th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,302 Views 22 Comments

There are seven changes to the starting XV while Ryan Baird and Craig Casey should debut off the bench.

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Baird and Casey in line for debuts off bench as Ireland make seven changes

Feb 25th 2021, 11:16 AM 34,323 Views 72 Comments

Tadhg Furlong will make his first Test start in a year against Italy on Saturday.

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack
# Picture Perfect
From The42
# Picture Perfect

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack

Feb 23rd 2021, 4:55 PM 6,566 Views 18 Comments

‘The hard part in international rugby is creating the chances and we’ve done that.’

Ireland is getting a new Covid roadmap, but what’s happening in other countries right now?
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

Ireland is getting a new Covid roadmap, but what’s happening in other countries right now?

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 52,499 Views 70 Comments

Let’s take a look.

Ireland attack coach Catt believes 'the way we're going is the right way'
# Decisions
From The42
# Decisions

Ireland attack coach Catt believes 'the way we're going is the right way'

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:00 PM 17,814 Views 37 Comments

The Irish attacking effort against France two weekends ago was underwhelming.

Italian ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo killed in gun attack
# Luca Attanasio
# Luca Attanasio

Italian ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo killed in gun attack

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:59 PM 18,904 Views 9 Comments

Luca Attanasio died after a World Food Programme convoy came under attack.

Italy marks one year since country's first death from Covid-19
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Italy marks one year since country's first death from Covid-19

Feb 21st 2021, 3:40 PM 20,569 Views 11 Comments

Italy’s first known fatality from Covid-19 was a 77-year-old man from Vo.

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'
# Young Guns
From The42
# Young Guns

'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'

Feb 19th 2021, 7:45 AM 15,163 Views 73 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he can’t rush promising young players into Test rugby.

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

Farrell needs Ireland's attack to get firing for 'dangerous' Italy trip

Feb 19th 2021, 6:15 AM 3,572 Views 11 Comments

After a blunt performance against France, the Mike Catt-coached Ireland attack needs to improve.

With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy
# Selection
From The42
# Selection

With pressure on, Farrell seems unlikely to go for great experimentation in Italy

Feb 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 8,736 Views 33 Comments

Ireland must now fight to turn their Six Nations campaign around after two defeats.

'Ireland need to de-structure the game a little bit, play at a huge tempo'
# Future View
From The42
# Future View

'Ireland need to de-structure the game a little bit, play at a huge tempo'

Feb 16th 2021, 3:46 PM 10,054 Views 11 Comments

This week’s edition of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra involved plenty of discussion of Ireland’s attack.

Ireland name 24-man squad for training camp as Farrell releases 12 players
# Back On The Horse
From The42
# Back On The Horse

Ireland name 24-man squad for training camp as Farrell releases 12 players

Feb 16th 2021, 10:49 AM 21,127 Views 41 Comments

The likes of Bundee Aki will get game time this weekend in the Guinness Pro14.

England kick-start Six Nations defence with bonus-point win against Italy
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

England kick-start Six Nations defence with bonus-point win against Italy

Feb 13th 2021, 4:19 PM 8,219 Views 22 Comments

Eddie Jones’ men had too much for an Italian side that showed promise at Twickenham.

Majority of Italians signal support as 'Super' Mario Draghi sworn in as new prime minister
# Top Job
# Top Job

Majority of Italians signal support as 'Super' Mario Draghi sworn in as new prime minister

Feb 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 9,196 Views 6 Comments

The veteran politician formerly held the top job at the European Central Bank.

Mario Draghi says he has enough support to form Italy’s new government
# Italy
# Italy

Mario Draghi says he has enough support to form Italy’s new government

Feb 12th 2021, 8:06 PM 8,575 Views 5 Comments

Draghi has also submitted the names of his Cabinet members to President Sergio Mattarella, who has the job of naming them.

Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy
# French Evolution
From The42
# French Evolution

Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy

Feb 6th 2021, 4:04 PM 8,518 Views 20 Comments

Les Bleus open up the championship with a seven try victory over Italy in Rome.

Italy turns to 'Super Mario' Draghi to solve political turmoil and form government
# Wily Veteran
# Wily Veteran

Italy turns to 'Super Mario' Draghi to solve political turmoil and form government

Feb 3rd 2021, 2:07 PM 9,318 Views 10 Comments

Draghi will lead a non-political government as Italy still reels from the Covid-19 crisis.

Italian president seeks non-political government to lead
# Italy
# Italy

Italian president seeks non-political government to lead

Feb 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 13,039 Views 12 Comments

Negotiations today failed to revive the collapsed coalition government.

Ronaldo double gives Juventus Cup edge over Inter
# Coppa Italia
From The42
# Coppa Italia

Ronaldo double gives Juventus Cup edge over Inter

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:59 PM 6,551 Views 2 Comments

A 2-1 win for Juventus at the San Siro tonight.

Giuseppe Conte resigns as Italy's Prime Minister - so what's next?
# Prime Minister
# Prime Minister

Giuseppe Conte resigns as Italy's Prime Minister - so what's next?

Jan 26th 2021, 12:57 PM 13,676 Views 9 Comments

Conte will remain as a caretaker Prime Minister and will try to form a new government.