Italian coach Jacques Brunel surprised by "resting" captain Sergio Parisse for Saturday's Six Nations match against Ireland.
The Ireland coaching team has made just one change to the starting XV that narrowly lost to England, for the Six Nations clash against Italy.
Six Nations leaders Ireland expect playmaker Jonathan Sexton to be fit for their March 8 match at home to Italy.
Ireland flyhalf Jonathan Sexton could be sidelined for the remainder of the Six Nations tournament due to a thumb injury.
Having had his first taste of Test rugby in Ireland’s 10-13 Six Nations loss to England at Twickenham last Saturday, Leinster flank Jordi Murphy is hungry for more.
Brian O'Driscoll and Peter O'Mahony are Ireland’s only injury concerns ahead of next weekend’s Six Nations clash with Italy in Dublin.
Danny Care's breakaway try saw England clinch a nail-biting 13-10 victory over Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday.
Twickenham hosts a Test with serious Six Nations title implications as England and Ireland look to edge closer to the coveted silverware on Saturday.
Ireland named an unchanged side for the Six Nations crunch encounter against England at Twickenham on Saturday.
England have made two changes to their squad for Saturday's Six Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham Stadium.
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