IRE
No.Name
15Simon Zebo, FB
14Tommy Bowe, W
13Keith Earls, C
T
12Robbie Henshaw, C
11Dave Kearney, W
10Johnny Sexton, FH
3
9Conor Murray, SH
1Jack McGrath, P
2Rory Best, H
3Mike Ross, P
4Iain Henderson, L
5Paul O'Connell, L
6Peter O'Mahony, FL
7Sean O'Brien, FL
8Jamie Heaslip, N8
Replacements
16Sean Cronin, R
17Cian Healy, R
18Nathan White, R
19Devin Toner, R
20Chris Henry, R
21Eoin Reddan, R
22Ian Madigan, R
23Luke Fitzgerald, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: London Stadium
11:45 AM, October 4, 2015
Attendance: 53,187

Match Commentary

81'FULL TIME ANALYSIS

ESPN's man on the ground had this to say:

Tristan Barclay - @tbarclayESPN: "Ireland have been far from perfect this evening but have proven they can win ugly in the face of a bruising Italian effort. The Azzurri were mean in the tackle and disruptive at the breakdown, but in the end Irish experience and quality told. That itself shows you something about the title credentials of Joe Schmidt's side. They have been able to put the half-century of points on the likes of Canada, but against Tier One opponents they have shown they can hunker down and pick off their penalties. Italy go out of the tournament with an effort of which they can be proud. England fans would have handed over several limbs for a victory like Ireland's today."
81'16-9 End of second half
80'Sexton kicks into touch and it's over! Full time analysis on its way.

Match Stats

IRE
Possession
ITALY
57%
43%
Territory
62%
38%
IRE
ITALY
126Runs121
388Meters Run372
4Clean Breaks1
106Tackles152
10Missed Tackles20
9Turnover Knock On8

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