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IRFU Live Blog: Italy v Ireland

IRFU Live Blog: Italy v Ireland

Join us for live text commentary of Ireland’s opening RBS 6 Nations game against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico (kick-off 3.30pm local time/2.30pm Irish time), with Joe Schmidt’s men looking to make a winning start to their title defence.

On the couch, in the clubhouse, on the move? You can follow all the action from Italy v Ireland with our IRFU Live Blog today.

Live updates from Ireland’s Championship opener against the Azzurri (kick-off 3.30pm local time/2.30pm Irish time), your tweets and pictures and all the latest news from Rome on match day.

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The game is being broadcast live on RTÉ Two and BBC One, and you can also follow every tackle and try on the IRFU Live Blog – #ShouldertoShoulder and #ITAvIRL.

IRFU Live Blog – click here.

Click here to read a full preview of today’s clash, which sees Joe Schmidt giving Six Nations debuts to Ian Keatley, Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw, while there are first Six Nations starts for Leinster duo Jack McGrath and Jordi Murphy.