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5dChris M. Jones

Italy boss O'Shea to run rule over Polledri

Gloucester flanker Jake Polledri can strengthen his case for a place in Italy's Six Nations squad when his side face Zebre in the Challenge Cup in front of Conor O'Shea Saturday.

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10dESPN Staff

End-of-year Tests: Team-by-team review

The end-of-year Tests offered international coaches the chance to experiment but what did we learn? Our experts have their say.

27dESPN Staff

Italy name unchanged XV to face Pumas

Italy have named an unchanged starting XV to face Argentina, with Conor O'Shea making two changes to the Azzurri bench.

30dESPN Staff

McKinley thanks Italy for 'second chance in life'

Ian McKinley has thanked Italy for giving him a 'second chance at life' after he made his debut for the national side during Saturday's 19-10 win over Fiji.

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32dESPN Staff

McKinley opens Test account in Italy win

Italian debutant Ian McKinley opened his Test account with a penalty as his side secured victory over Fiji for the first time in four years with a 19-10 triumph.

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37dESPN Staff

November predictions: Team-by-team guide

November offers international coaches possibly their last chance to tinker ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. But how will the big 10 fare over the next month?

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48dESPN Staff

McKinley, Hayward in Italy autumn squad

Italy have included five uncapped players in their squad for the autumn internationals including Irish-born Ian McKinley.

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64dESPN Staff

O'Shea names McKinley in Italy squad

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has included former Ireland Under-20 fly-half Ian McKinley in a 34-man training squad ahead of his side's autumn internationals.

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Wallabies hold on for tight win over Italy

The Wallabies have have held off a fast-finishing Italy to escape with a heartstopping 40-27 win in Saturday's final June Test in Brisbane.

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Wallabies make six changes for Italy

Warren Gatland may have taken out the award for multiple selection day shocks, but All Blacks coach Steve Hansen pulled his own swiftie with the shock promotion of Rieko Ioane.

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186dESPN Staff

Italy vs. Scotland: Social reaction

Gregor Townsend started his time as Scotland's national coach with a victory over Italy at the Singapore National Stadium.

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195dESPN Staff

World Rugby U20: England off to a flier

England began their defence of the World Rugby U20 Championship by hammering Samoa 74-17 in Georgia.

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209dESPN Staff

Champions Cup: Italy to lose automatic spot

Italy will lose its right to an automatic Champions Cup place from next season after tournament organisers announced an overhaul of its qualification process.

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217dESPN Staff

Way-too-early predictions for RWC 2019

France to bow out in pool play? Ireland to finally feature in the last four? ESPN's global writers put their reputations on the line with these way too early predictions for Rugby World Cup 2019.

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217dNick Bewley

What we'll all be talking about at RWC2019

As with any Rugby World Cup there's always massive issues and talking points that take the limelight -- but what will be on everyone's minds come 2019 in Japan?

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269dESPN Staff

What we learned about each team in Six Nations

England are Six Nations champions again, Italy have the wooden spoon again. It's all so 2016. So what did we learn from the 2017 championship? ESPN's writers cast their eye over every nation.

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268dESPN Staff

ESPN's Six Nations Awards

Now that the curtain has come down on the 2017 Six Nations, ESPN's rugby writers Tom Hamilton and Martyn Thomas hand out their awards from player of the tournament to biggest disappointment.

2018 RankingsSix Nations

  • ITALY1st
    TRIES SCORED 1st England : 0 Tries Scored
  • ITALY1st
    POINTS DIFFERENCE 1st England : 0 Points Difference