Italy survived a late Japan fightback to win 25-22 in Kobe on Saturday and draw the series 1-1.
Japan beat Italy 34-17 in Kyushu on Saturday to extend the Azzurri’s winless run to eight games.
Ireland will face Italy at Soldier Field in Chicago on 3 November.
Maxime Machenaud kicked 17 points as France beat Italy 34-17 at the Velodrome in Marseille on Friday night. MARIETTE ADAMS reports. Coming into the game, France and Italy were winless in the tournament and occupied the two spots at the bottom of the log. Staying true to that form, this fixture failed to transfer into a high-quality clash and yet it… Read more →
England could overtake Ireland at the top of the Six Nations log if they score a big win against Scotland on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI. FRANCE vs ITALY (Marseille, Friday, 22:00) France will be desperate to bounce back after losing their first two matches against Ireland and Scotland. They will fancy their chances of securing a bonus-point victory against an… Read more →
The inclusion of South African-born flank Braam Steyn is one of three changes to Italy’s starting lineup for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Ireland in Dublin. Coach Conor O’Shea has stuck with the same backline, but tweaked the pack for the clash at the Aviva Stadium. Steyn replaces Renato Giammarioli in the loose trio, Nicola Quaglio takes the position of… Read more →
South African Marius Goosen will remain as Italy defence coach until 2020.
Anthony Watson and Sam Simmonds each scored a double as England claimed a 46-15 bonus-point win over Italy in Rome on Sunday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
England will begin their campaign for a third successive Six Nations title with what should be a comfortable win over Italy on Sunday, writes CRAIG LEWIS. Italy vs England Wily England coach Eddie Jones has attempted to deflect pressure off his team by suggesting that Ireland will head into this season as title favourites, but the fact remains that all… Read more →
Before you make your Superbru picks for this weekend’s Six Nations games, take a look at the SA Rugby magazine team’s predictions. Wales vs Scotland Simon Borchardt: Scotland by 3 Jon Cardinelli: Scotland by 5 Craig Lewis: Scotland by 5 Mariette Adams: Scotland by 7 Juandre Joubert: Wales by 8 France vs Ireland Simon Borchardt: Ireland by 6 Jon Cardinelli: Ireland by 7 Craig Lewis: Ireland… Read more →