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Italy have no answer to rampant Irish display in the Aviva Stadium today

Six Nations, round two:
Ireland 56, Italy 19
MY forecast today was a 48-10 win for Ireland. It was close as today’s Six Nations clash in the Aviva Stadium resulted in a predictable bonus point win for the boys in green. It took them ten minutes to get the first score, a try by Rob Henshaw, but the bonus point was in the bag before the break with further tries from Conor Murray, Bundi Aki and Keith Earls, all converted by the in-form Jonathan Sexton. The second half produced four more tries for the Irish and three for the Italians with left wing Jacob Stockdale bagging a brace of tries and one each from Rory Best and a second from Rob Henshaw. That latter score resulted in Henshaw being helped off with a shoulder injury that leaves him doubtful for the next game. Italy replied with tries from Tommasco Allan, Edora Gori and Matteo Minozzi with Allan kicking two conversions.
England beat Wales 12-6 in the second game of the played today to keep a possibility of a St Patrick’s Day Showdown very much alive in the final day of fixtures.
Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13, Robbie Henshaw, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray; 1 Jack McGrath, 2, Rory Best, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Iain Henderson, 5 Devin Toner, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 7 Dan Leavy, 8 Jack Conan.
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Quinn Roux, 20 CJ Stander, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Jordan Larmour
Italy: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Tommaso Benvenuti, 13 Tommaso Boni, 12 Tommaso Castello, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Marcello Violi; 1 Nicola Quaglio, 2 Luca Bigi, 3 Simone Ferrari, 4 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Dean Budd, 6 Sebastian Negri, 7 Abraham Steyn, 8 Sergio Parisse.
Replacements: 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 17 Andrea Levotti, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Federico Ruzza, 20 Maxime Mbanda, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Carlo Canni, 23 Jayden Hayward.

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