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.
Ireland U20 lock Ryan Baird has been cleared to face Italy in the third round of the World Rugby U20 Championship in Buenos Aires despite a red-card incident during the game against Australia last weekend.
Italy outhalf Ian McKinley, according to reports has welcomed the decision of World Rugby to approve an amendment to the laws of the sport that will allow players to don protective goggles at all levels of the game.
As the Six Nations 2019 enters the final round, Wales, England and Ireland are in contention to win the title after a productive fourth round. Here are the highlights from the action that unfolded last weekend.
In his third column for TRU, Italy’s Sebastian Negri talks about their encouraging display against Ireland, fond memories of Twickenham and the Azzurri’s aims for their remaining fixtures in the Six Nations.