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

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

Feb 25th 2021, 11:16 AM 34,279 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
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# Picture Perfect

Ireland players pragmatic as they chase the space in attack

Feb 23rd 2021, 4:55 PM 6,501 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?
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# Lifting Lockdown

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

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 52,461 Views 70 Comments

Let’s take a look.

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

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

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:00 PM 17,717 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
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# Luca Attanasio

Italian ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo killed in gun attack

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:59 PM 18,894 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
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# Anniversary

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

Feb 21st 2021, 3:40 PM 20,527 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
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# 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 15,104 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
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# Concerns

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

Feb 19th 2021, 6:15 AM 3,529 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
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# Selection

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

Feb 16th 2021, 7:30 PM 8,642 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'
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# Future View

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

Feb 16th 2021, 3:46 PM 10,016 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
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# Back On The Horse

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

Feb 16th 2021, 10:49 AM 21,048 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
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# Bouncing Back

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

Feb 13th 2021, 4:19 PM 8,192 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
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# Top Job

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

Feb 13th 2021, 2:10 PM 9,168 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
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# Italy

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

Feb 12th 2021, 8:06 PM 8,556 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
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# French Evolution

Dupont shines as France open campaign with easy win over Italy

Feb 6th 2021, 4:04 PM 8,489 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
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# Wily Veteran

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

Feb 3rd 2021, 2:07 PM 9,283 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
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# Italy

Italian president seeks non-political government to lead

Feb 2nd 2021, 10:30 PM 13,013 Views 12 Comments

Negotiations today failed to revive the collapsed coalition government.

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

Ronaldo double gives Juventus Cup edge over Inter

Feb 2nd 2021, 9:59 PM 6,521 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?
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# Prime Minister

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

Jan 26th 2021, 12:57 PM 13,637 Views 9 Comments

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

Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl
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# Tiktok

Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl

Jan 23rd 2021, 12:47 PM 46,752 Views 16 Comments

Medical experts have warned about the danger of a challenge being taken up by some young people.

Biggest Italian mafia trial in 30 years begins
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# Italy

Biggest Italian mafia trial in 30 years begins

Jan 13th 2021, 3:33 PM 26,335 Views 0 Comments

More than 350 people will face the judge.

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

Former Ireland out-half Ian Keatley leaves Pro14 club Benetton

Jan 12th 2021, 12:04 PM 15,687 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
# Tighter Restrictions
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# Tighter Restrictions

Italy to go into strict lockdown over Christmas, New Year

Dec 19th 2020, 11:41 AM 23,968 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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# Coronavirus

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

Dec 12th 2020, 1:38 PM 34,655 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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# RIP

Italian World Cup winner Paolo Rossi dies aged 64

Dec 10th 2020, 7:21 AM 44,244 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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# Acqua Alta

Venice square under water as complex dam system fails to activate

Dec 8th 2020, 9:49 PM 51,192 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
# On The Slide
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# On The Slide

Wales conclude Autumn Nations Cup with stuttering win over Italy

Dec 5th 2020, 7:56 PM 8,009 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
# Match Off
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# Match Off

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

Nov 17th 2020, 8:39 PM 9,509 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
# Autumn Nations Cup
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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 7,778 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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# Coronavirus

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

Nov 13th 2020, 10:44 PM 40,926 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
# Covid Death Toll
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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 36,192 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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# Curfew

Italy imposes national curfew and locks down 'red zones'

Nov 4th 2020, 9:17 PM 30,959 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
# Red Roses
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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 5,467 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
# Permutations
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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 16,850 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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# 6 Nations

Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

Oct 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,070 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
# Team Try
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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 4,875 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'
# Playmakers
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# Playmakers

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

Oct 26th 2020, 4:03 PM 39,144 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'
# Porridge
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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 36,684 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
# Selection
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# Selection

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

Oct 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,401 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
# Rome
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# Rome

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

Oct 25th 2020, 5:32 PM 30,324 Views 18 Comments

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