EbeneMagazine – UA – Ireland hopes to summon the spirit of the Six Nations of 2014 with Italy’s victory


Irish captain Jonathan Sexton has said what matters most is a win over Italy, but unless it comes with a bonus point it will relegate their little title aspirations

Ireland have normally beaten the Azzurri with something to spare in Dublin, averaging almost 38 points in the last four Six Nations meetings, but if the points difference comes between the champions and the finalists, they will have to emulate their 63-10 defeat in Rome in 2017 before next week’s final round against France in Paris

When Ireland obediently lost to England at Twickenham in the third round, their challenge for the title seemed almost exhausted Scotland’s surprise victory over France the next day, the final test before the lockout, made it an open championship Ireland will overtake England in the lead if they beat Italy by more than 10 points, but victory with a try bonus would take them one point ahead at the top, with France at come

Irish fans who believe in fate will look to the 2014 campaign their team won in Paris on the final day, pushing England up on the points difference Their meeting streak was the same as this year: the Scotland and Wales at home, followed by Twickenham, then Italy and France So far the results have been the same

Ireland’s head coach Andy Farrell made seven changes, one from position, to the losing side at Twickenham, partly due to injuries and suspension Winger Hugo Keenan and flanker Will Connors will make their Test debuts, while Jacob Stockdale goes from wing to back and Tadhg Beirne, who watched the first three laps at home as he recovered from injury, partner James Ryan in second row

While Italy have lost their last 25 matches in the Six Nations in a race dating back to 2015 and only once limited Ireland’s margin of victory in the Dublin tournament to single numbers, another reprehensible loss awaits us Yet, as Real Madrid became the latest team to find out this week, crowdless sport breeds the unexpected, which is not lost on Farrell

« Italy has nothing to lose, » he said « I like the style of rugby they want to play: they are looking to throw the ball and they are a dangerous team. They will have a cry on the way we play We have a team that is adaptable and can play in different ways We are looking for a performance that will take us into the next week « 

Italy will have another say in the top result as they host England in Rome last weekend Their last game was a 17-0 home loss to Scotland and among five players Called up in the starting lineup is 20-year-old half-outside Paolo Garbisi, who in March had no professional contract and was part of the sub-20 squad

He joined Treviso in June and the following month was named to the Italian training squad He won his promotion after two Pro14 matches, and if his selection reflects the problems Italy faced at 10 years old since Diego Domínguez’s retirement this also points to a brighter future with the Under-20s having won recent victories over Wales and Scotland Jayden Hayward is the only starter over 30

« We have been talking about Garbisi for the past two years, » said Mike Catt, who became Ireland’s attacking coach following the 2019 World Cup campaign in Italy “He looked exceptionally impressive against Leinster recently and I love the way he aggressively attacks the line, seeing space very quickly It will be very good over time « 

Italy’s right to play in the Six Nations is called into question every year due to its poor record and Georgia’s ambition « There are a number of young players arriving who cannot only be good at Italian rugby, « said flanker Sebastian Negri, a 26-year-old veteran of the team « We know how difficult our last two games will be, but we have a number of strengths and we intend to speak out and leave everything out »

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EbeneMagazine – UA – Ireland hopes to invoke the spirit of the Six Nations of 2014 with the victory of Italy

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