Rugby U


Hello and welcome one and all to more BTM coverage of the Six Nations! Today we have Italy v Ireland, so let's see how hard Italy gets crushed!

The Irish President here today to watch this match in the Aviva Stadium! He meets the players on the pitch and we are 7 minutes from kickoff.

As always, here are today's players! Ireland: Kearney; Earls, Henshaw, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton, Murray; McGrath, Best, Furlong, Henderson, Toner, O’Mahony, Leavy, Conan Replacements: Cronin, Healy, Porter, Roux, Stander, Marmion, Carbery, Larmour

Italy: Minozzi; Benvenuti, Boni, Castello, Bellini; Allan, Violi; Quaglio, Bigi, Ferrari, Zanni, Budd, Negri, Steyn, Parisse Replacements: Ghiraldini, Lovotti, Pasquali, Ruzza, Mbanda, Gori, Canna, Hayward

As the Italian National Anthem plays, we are but 5 minutes from kick off. Any predictions? I think Ireland will get 30+ points while Italy do get one try in the first half.

Call of Ireland ends and it's time to play... and of course ITV goes to a break.

1' Kickoff in the dry stage of the Aviva Stadium! Ireland start with possession and break through straight away! However they get stopped outside their 22. Ireland break through again and get to the middle! They break again and are now in Italian territory already! Irish lineout in the middle.

3' The Irish win it before stumbling! They give the Italians the ball and the Italians almost break through however they stumble and throw it out of play. An Irish Scrum is started just into Irish Territory.

5' The Irish win their scrum and get possession! However the Italians somehow gain it who kick it, the Irish kick back and the Italians almost breakthrough in the middle but are just stopped! The Italians finally kick it and the Irish kick it back again.

9' The Italians get a lineout near the middle but the Irish just win it! The Irish almost breakthrough on their left side but are just stopped. They almost do it again but are stopped. The Irish get a penalty! They then decide to instead of go for the 3 points they decide to start a lineout on the Italian 22. The Irish win it then go for the try but fail.