Italy's chances of progressing to the quarter-finals in the ongoing Rugby World Cup has taken a major blow with props Nicola Quaglio and Andrea Lovotti suspended for three games following their dangerous tackle in the recently concluded World Cup game against South Africa in Shizuoka.
Last weekend saw the beginning of many of the northern hemisphere’s pre-Rugby World Cup campaigns. One of these games took place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. With Joe Schmidt’s Ireland playing Six Nations rivals, Italy.
With a place at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the line in Colomiers, Talking Rugby Union will be in France for the event and with some of the World Series’ biggest names taking part, Joe Harvey has penned his preview ahead of this weekend’s action.