No Easy Task

Ireland are no stranger to scares against (or losses to) Italy, but while encounters like the RWC 2015 pool clash or the 2019 Six Nations game were attributed to an underperformance on the part of the men in green, Saturday’s contest between the two sides was close for different reasons. Andy Farrell’s side will receive … Continue reading No Easy Task


The Rise Of Rome

Italy getting a losing bonus point from their clash with France in Round 1 was lauded by many, but the truth is it was mere consolation for them. They had a chance to win the game in the dying stages, and if not for a string of errors in the first quarter, they would have … Continue reading The Rise Of Rome


After beating Wales last weekend, this Saturday’s clash with France has become a tournament-defining game for Ireland. Improvements under Kieran Crowley notwithstanding, Ireland are still favourites to beat the Azzurri in Round 3, and while Scotland will be dangerous in Murrayfield and England will make progress under a new coaching ticket, coming up against a … Continue reading Hurdle