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Biggest Italian mafia trial in 30 years begins
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Biggest Italian mafia trial in 30 years begins

Jan 13th 2021, 3:33 PM 26,205 Views 0 Comments

More than 350 people will face the judge.

Former Ireland out-half Ian Keatley leaves Pro14 club Benetton
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# Departure

Former Ireland out-half Ian Keatley leaves Pro14 club Benetton

Jan 12th 2021, 12:04 PM 15,601 Views 21 Comments

The 33-year-old playmaker is unlikely to be without a contract for long.

Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year
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# Tighter Restrictions

Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year

Dec 19th 2020, 11:41 AM 23,946 Views 21 Comments

Under the new measures, shops, bars and restaurants will be closed.

Covid-19 deaths surge again in Italy as government accused of failing to act
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Covid-19 deaths surge again in Italy as government accused of failing to act

Dec 12th 2020, 1:38 PM 34,617 Views 8 Comments

The country reported a record-high 993 deaths in one day earlier this week.

Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64
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Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

Dec 10th 2020, 7:21 AM 44,137 Views 21 Comments

The 64-year-old was the star of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Venice square under water as complex dam system fails to activate
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Venice square under water as complex dam system fails to activate

Dec 8th 2020, 9:49 PM 51,134 Views 13 Comments

St Mark’s Square was drowned by water after a flood defense system failed.

Wales conclude Autumn Nations Cup with stuttering win over Italy
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# On The Slide

Wales conclude Autumn Nations Cup with stuttering win over Italy

Dec 5th 2020, 7:56 PM 8,000 Views 3 Comments

Wayne Pivac’s team finished fifth in the tournament but their only wins in 2020 have come against Italy and Georgia.

Autumn Nations Cup between Italy and Fiji cancelled after 29 Covid cases
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# Match Off

Autumn Nations Cup between Italy and Fiji cancelled after 29 Covid cases

Nov 17th 2020, 8:39 PM 9,506 Views 6 Comments

The cases were recorded in the Fijian camp.

Scotland make it four wins in-a-row with hard-fought victory against Italy
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# Autumn Nations Cup

Scotland make it four wins in-a-row with hard-fought victory against Italy

Nov 14th 2020, 2:53 PM 7,775 Views 2 Comments

Franco Smith’s men will be gutted to have come up short of a win over the Scots in Florence.

Medics treating patients in their cars as hospitals becoming overwhelmed in Italian city of Naples
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Medics treating patients in their cars as hospitals becoming overwhelmed in Italian city of Naples

Nov 13th 2020, 10:44 PM 40,918 Views 50 Comments

“We have almost no more beds available,” Rodolfo Punzi, head of the hospital’s infectious disease department said.

Coronavirus: UK becomes the first country in Europe to surpass 50,000 deaths
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# Covid Death Toll

Coronavirus: UK becomes the first country in Europe to surpass 50,000 deaths

Nov 11th 2020, 5:55 PM 36,146 Views 19 Comments

Meanwhile, Italy has recorded 1 million cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

Italy imposes national curfew and locks down 'red zones'
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Italy imposes national curfew and locks down 'red zones'

Nov 4th 2020, 9:17 PM 30,930 Views 17 Comments

Italy was the first European country hit by coronavirus.

England secure Grand Slam after hammering Italy in Women’s Six Nations finale
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# Red Roses

England secure Grand Slam after hammering Italy in Women’s Six Nations finale

Nov 1st 2020, 11:13 PM 5,460 Views 3 Comments

Adam Griggs’ Ireland are awaiting news on their final clash against France, which is due to be rescheduled.

Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome
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# Permutations

Here's what Ireland need to win the Six Nations after England's victory in Rome

Oct 31st 2020, 6:53 PM 16,845 Views 7 Comments

Eddie Jones’ men scored five tries but didn’t have it all their own way.

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run
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Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

Oct 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,035 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be
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# Team Try

Analysis: 80 seconds that show how good Ireland Women's attack can be

Oct 27th 2020, 7:45 PM 4,848 Views 0 Comments

Every single player had a role in Claire Molloy’s try just before half-time against Italy.

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'
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# Playmakers

'That's what Ireland need, multiple first receivers and an unpredictability'

Oct 26th 2020, 4:03 PM 39,124 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s attack came in for praise on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'
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# Porridge

'I kept trucking away. I knew my time would come if I just kept at it'

Oct 26th 2020, 8:00 AM 36,658 Views 5 Comments

24-year-old Will Connors was man of the match on his Ireland debut against Italy.

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris
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# Selection

Farrell seems likely to stick with settled Ireland team for trip to Paris

Oct 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,399 Views 23 Comments

There were lots of good performances in the 50-17 win over Italy on Saturday.

Italy imposes new restrictions with closure of gyms, pools and cinemas
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Italy imposes new restrictions with closure of gyms, pools and cinemas

Oct 25th 2020, 5:32 PM 30,317 Views 18 Comments

Cinemas, gyms and pools have been closed while bars, cafes and restaurants face an early curfew.

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why
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# Strategy

Conor Murray only box kicked twice for Ireland against Italy. This is why

Oct 25th 2020, 12:09 PM 50,921 Views 26 Comments

Ireland had encouraging variety in their kicking game as they beat Italy in Dublin.

Ireland 'satisfied' with gritty Italy win and grateful for France gesture to play final Six Nations game in Dublin
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# Review

Ireland 'satisfied' with gritty Italy win and grateful for France gesture to play final Six Nations game in Dublin

Oct 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 8,794 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs’ side has one more game to play after picking up another home win on Saturday night.

Ireland face daunting task in Paris as Six Nations heads for Super Saturday finale
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# Title Hunt

Ireland face daunting task in Paris as Six Nations heads for Super Saturday finale

Oct 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 36,362 Views 23 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men know that a bonus-point win could secure them the title but France are far from pushovers.

Three-try Ireland complete Italian job to maintain winning home Six Nations form
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# Box Ticked

Three-try Ireland complete Italian job to maintain winning home Six Nations form

Oct 24th 2020, 8:33 PM 37,722 Views 6 Comments

Adam Griggs’ charges got their campaign back underway with a win at Energia Park.

Sexton: 'We have it all to do in Paris - but we're a special group. We can win there'
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# Title Dreams

Sexton: 'We have it all to do in Paris - but we're a special group. We can win there'

Oct 24th 2020, 6:09 PM 6,725 Views 1 Comment

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.

Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive
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# On To Paris

Debutants impress as Ireland secure bonus-point win to keep Six Nations hopes alive

Oct 24th 2020, 5:30 PM 50,342 Views 44 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men scored seven tries in a 50-17 win over Italy in Dublin.

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations
# Minute-by-Minute
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# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

Updated Oct 24th 2020, 5:15 PM 53,418 Views 33 Comments

Andy Farrell’s side run in seven tries to hammer Italy at the Aviva.

Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn
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# Game Plan

Scanning, kicking, more playmakers, solid set-piece - Ireland's attack aims this autumn

Oct 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,209 Views 2 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt says teams ‘can’t just be one-dimensional anymore.’

'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills
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# Openside

'We don't just see him as a chop tackler' - Ireland back Connors' attacking skills

Oct 23rd 2020, 1:13 PM 7,293 Views 7 Comments

Attack coach Mike Catt also believes newcomer Hugo Keenan has “a huge future.”

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Italy make five changes for Saturday's date with Ireland

Oct 22nd 2020, 3:46 PM 6,408 Views 3 Comments

Italians change both half-backs as they bid for first win on Irish soil this century.

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland
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# Team News

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland

Oct 21st 2020, 12:29 PM 36,145 Views 74 Comments

Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'
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'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'

Oct 21st 2020, 7:05 AM 7,415 Views 3 Comments

Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
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# Breakdown

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

Oct 21st 2020, 1:01 AM 16,962 Views 11 Comments

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5
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# Play On

Sexton feeling greater responsibility and gratitude as ireland prepare to play through Level 5

Oct 20th 2020, 3:10 PM 5,958 Views 2 Comments

The exemption granted to elite sport has the Ireland skipper feeling privileged.

Covid-19: New restrictions begin in Italy, Belgium and France as European death toll hits 250,000
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Covid-19: New restrictions begin in Italy, Belgium and France as European death toll hits 250,000

Oct 19th 2020, 12:29 PM 29,762 Views 54 Comments

Many governments are seeking to avoid a repeat of full-scale lockdowns seen in spring.

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Doris relishing restart with an Ireland team playing 'heads-up rugby'

Oct 19th 2020, 5:07 AM 7,215 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster number 8 will be eager to bank 80 Test minutes after injury limited his time in the first three rounds.

Covid-19 curfew comes into effect for up to 20 million people in France
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Covid-19 curfew comes into effect for up to 20 million people in France

Oct 18th 2020, 8:39 AM 31,750 Views 36 Comments

The measure was imposed after a surge in new coronavirus cases.

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy
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# Selection

Injuries and form calls mean Ireland will have a refreshed look against Italy

Oct 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,452 Views 13 Comments

Andy Farrell’s men restart their 2020 Six Nations campaign next weekend in Dublin.

'Why wouldn't we go hunting?': Farrell targets evolution along with a Six Nations title chase
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# Bubble

'Why wouldn't we go hunting?': Farrell targets evolution along with a Six Nations title chase

Oct 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,414 Views 1 Comment

International rugby is scheduled to return to these shores next week.

Liverpool striker scores twice as Portugal cruise to victory in Ronaldo's absence
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# Business As Usual

Liverpool striker scores twice as Portugal cruise to victory in Ronaldo's absence

Oct 14th 2020, 11:09 PM 14,124 Views 4 Comments

Diogo Jota’s brace helped his side to a comfortable Nations League win over Sweden this evening.

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