After a perfect start to their 2024 Guinness Six Nations campaign Ireland take on Italy in Dublin in the second round of the competition. Here's everything you need to know about Ireland v Italy.
Ireland's hopes for a first ever consecutive Grand Slam got a whole lot better after last Friday's fantastic 38-17 win over France in Marseille. Jack Crowley looked assured in his first Six Nations start and Player of the Match Joe McCarthy also on his first start in the competition was at his monstrous best. Andy Farrell's side will be supremely confident going into the game against a side they haven't lost to since 2013, Ireland ran out 34-20 winners in the reverse fixture last year in Rome.
Meanwhile, Italy were unlucky in their first round game against England at the Stadio Olimpico. England edged out the Azzurri 27-24, Italy led at half time through some wonderfully worked tries from Paulo Garbisi and Tommaso Allan. However, England came back strong in the second half to win it. Nonetheless it was a promising start to Gonzalo Quesada's reign as head coach and they will look to build on that this Sunday at the Aviva, a stadium they haven't won at since 1997.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) February 5, 2024
When Is Ireland v Italy
Ireland v Italy will take place this Sunday 11th of February at the Aviva Stadium with kick off at 3pm.
Where To Watch Ireland v Italy
The fixture will be live on Virgin Media One with coverage beginning at 2pm.
Andy Farrell made six changes for Sunday's game. Caelan Doris will captain Ireland for the first time while Jack Conan, Ryan Baird, Craig Casey, James Ryan, Finlay Bealham and Stuart McCloskey all come into the XV.
Our team to face Italy at Aviva Stadium, captained by Caelan Doris! 👊#TeamOfUs
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) February 9, 2024