Irishman Hugo Keenan drops out to score his team’s second attempt during the Six Nations game at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photo: Marco Iacobucci / PA Wire
Jonathan Sexton of Ireland kicks a penalty during the Guinness Six Nations rugby championship match between Italy and Ireland at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. Photo by Roberto Bregani / Sports File
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James Lowe hissed through the fields of Europe for three seasons. Always smiling, he had the ability to open games wide by going over, under, around or through the defense, and his aggressive approach made him a box office attraction.
Ireland’s schedule for the 2023 World Cup in France was announced yesterday. If you want to do anything other than repeat the same old mistakes at this tournament you have to show signs of progress against Italy.
As one of four players in today’s matchday squad who featured in Ireland’s only six-nation loss to Italy, it was no surprise that Dave Kilcoyne ran a proverbial mile when asked earlier this week to to remember his memories of that nightmare afternoon in Rome.
Ireland will face Italy in Rome on Saturday, and our group of experts will give their predictions.
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