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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Italy

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# Italy
Mario Draghi says he has enough support to form Italy’s new government
Draghi has also submitted the names of his Cabinet members to President Sergio Mattarella, who has the job of naming them.
# French Evolution
Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy
Les Bleus open up the championship with a seven try victory over Italy in Rome.
# wily veteran
Italy turns to 'Super Mario' Draghi to solve political turmoil and form government
Draghi will lead a non-political government as Italy still reels from the Covid-19 crisis.
# Italy
Italian president seeks non-political government to lead
Negotiations today failed to revive the collapsed coalition government.
# Coppa Italia
Ronaldo double gives Juventus Cup edge over Inter
A 2-1 win for Juventus at the San Siro tonight.
# Prime Minister
Giuseppe Conte resigns as Italy's Prime Minister - so what's next?
Conte will remain as a caretaker Prime Minister and will try to form a new government.
# tiktok
Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl
Medical experts have warned about the danger of a challenge being taken up by some young people.
# Italy
Biggest Italian mafia trial in 30 years begins
More than 350 people will face the judge.
# Departure
Former Ireland out-half Ian Keatley leaves Pro14 club Benetton
The 33-year-old playmaker is unlikely to be without a contract for long.
# tighter restrictions
Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year
Under the new measures, shops, bars and restaurants will be closed.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 deaths surge again in Italy as government accused of failing to act
The country reported a record-high 993 deaths in one day earlier this week.
# RIP
Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64
The 64-year-old was the star of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
# Acqua Alta
Venice square under water as complex dam system fails to activate
St Mark’s Square was drowned by water after a flood defense system failed.
# On the slide
Wales conclude Autumn Nations Cup with stuttering win over Italy
Wayne Pivac’s team finished fifth in the tournament but their only wins in 2020 have come against Italy and Georgia.
# Match off
Autumn Nations Cup between Italy and Fiji cancelled after 29 Covid cases
The cases were recorded in the Fijian camp.
# Autumn Nations Cup
Scotland make it four wins in-a-row with hard-fought victory against Italy
Franco Smith’s men will be gutted to have come up short of a win over the Scots in Florence.
# Coronavirus
Medics treating patients in their cars as hospitals becoming overwhelmed in Italian city of Naples
“We have almost no more beds available,” Rodolfo Punzi, head of the hospital’s infectious disease department said.
# Covid death toll
Coronavirus: UK becomes the first country in Europe to surpass 50,000 deaths
Meanwhile, Italy has recorded 1 million cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
# curfew
Italy imposes national curfew and locks down 'red zones'
Italy was the first European country hit by coronavirus.
# red roses
England secure Grand Slam after hammering Italy in Women’s Six Nations finale
Adam Griggs’ Ireland are awaiting news on their final clash against France, which is due to be rescheduled.
# Permutations
Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome
Eddie Jones’ men scored five tries but didn’t have it all their own way.
# 6 Nations
Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run
The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.
# team try
Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be
Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.
# playmakers
'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'
Ireland’s attack came in for praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
# Porridge
'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'
24-year-old Will Connors was man of the match on his Ireland debut against Italy.
# Selection
Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris
There were lots of good performances in the 50-17 win over Italy on Saturday.
# Rome
Italy imposes new restrictions with closure of gyms, pools and cinemas
Cinemas, gyms and pools have been closed while bars, cafes and restaurants face an early curfew.
# Strategy
Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why
Ireland had encouraging variety in their kicking game as they beat Italy in Dublin.
# Review
Ireland 'satisfied' with gritty Italy win and grateful for France gesture to play final Six Nations game in Dublin
Adam Griggs’ side has one more game to play after picking up another home win on Saturday night.
# Title Hunt
Ireland face daunting task in Paris as Six Nations heads for Super Saturday finale
Andy Farrell’s men know that a bonus-point win could secure them the title but France are far from pushovers.
# Box Ticked
Three-try Ireland complete Italian job to maintain winning home Six Nations form
Adam Griggs’ charges got their campaign back underway with a win at Energia Park.
# Title dreams
Sexton: 'We have it all to do in Paris - but we're a special group. We can win there'
Ireland can still win this year’s Six Nations title but it is advantage England as we head into next week’s final round of fixtures.
# on to paris
Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive
Andy Farrell’s men scored seven tries in a 50-17 win over Italy in Dublin.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v Italy, Six Nations
Andy Farrell’s side run in seven tries to hammer Italy at the Aviva.
# game plan
Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn
Attack coach Mike Catt says teams ‘can’t just be one-dimensional anymore.’
# openside
'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills
Attack coach Mike Catt also believes newcomer Hugo Keenan has “a huge future.”
Italy make five changes for Saturday's date with Ireland
Italians change both half-backs as they bid for first win on Irish soil this century.
# Team news
Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland
Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.
# Captain
'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'
Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.
# Breakdown
Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.