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Where To Watch Ireland V Italy? TV Details For World Cup Warm-Up

Where To Watch Ireland V Italy? TV Details For World Cup Warm-Up

Ireland play Italy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this Saturday, August 10th in their first of four warm-up games ahead of this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Ireland's three other warm-up games are against England at Twickenham and home and away matches against Wales.

Where to watch Ireland vs Italy?

The game will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2. Coverage begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, August 10th.

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O'Sullivan and former Ireland international Stephen Ferris will provide the analysis while Hugh Cahill and Donal Lenihan will be commentary duty.

It will also be shown on Channel 4. Their coverage starts at 1:30pm.

What time does Ireland vs Italy kick-off?
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The game kicks off at 2pm.

Head-to-head

There have been 30 encounters between Ireland and Italy. Ireland have come out on top 26 times with Italy winning on four occasions.

Ireland have won the last three games between the two sides.

Ireland won a Six Nations game 26-16 earlier this year in Rome, 54-7 in a November International in Chicago last year and 56-19 in a 2018 Six Nations match in Dublin.

What is the Ireland team to play Italy?
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15. Jordan Larmour
14. Andrew Conway
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Chris Farrell
11. Dave Kearney
10. Joey Carbery
9. Luke McGrath

1. Jack McGrath
2. Rob Herring
3. Andrew Porter
4. Devin Toner
5. Jean Kleyn
6. Rhys Ruddock
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. Jordi Murphy

Replacements

16. Niall Scannell
17. Cian Healy
18. John Ryan
19. Iain Henderson
20. Tadhg Beirne
21. Kieran Marmion
22. Jack Carty
23. Mike Haley

What is the Italy team to play Ireland?

15 Edoardo PADOVANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 20 caps)*
14 Angelo ESPOSITO (Benetton Rugby, 20 caps)*
13 Tommaso BENVENUTI (Benetton Rugby, 56 caps)*
12 Marco ZANON (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)*
11 Giulio BISEGNI (Zebre Rugby Club, 11 caps)*
10 Carlo CANNA (Zebre Rugby Club, 32 caps)
9 Guglielmo PALAZZANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 31 caps)
8 Jimmy TUIVAITI (Zebre Rugby Club, 3 caps)
7 Maxime MBANDA’ (Zebre Rugby Club, 16 caps)*
6 Giovanni LICATA (Zebre Rugby Club, 7 caps)*
5 Dean BUDD (Benetton Rugby, 20 caps) – capitano
4 Alessandro ZANNI (Benetton Rugby, 111 caps)
3 Marco RICCIONI (Benetton Rugby, esordiente)*
2 Oliviero FABIANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 7 caps)
1 Nicola QUAGLIO (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)

Replacements:

16 Federico ZANI (Benetton Rugby 7 caps)
17 Andrea LOVOTTI (Zebre Rugby Club, 34 caps)*
18 Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 22 caps)
19 Marco LAZZARONI (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)*
20 Renato GIAMMARIOLI (Zebre Rugby Club, 3 caps)*
21 Callum BRALEY (Gloucester, esordiente)
22 Ian MCKINLEY (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)
23 Matteo MINOZZI (Wasps, 10 caps)*

Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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