The two needed their first win after a bleak start, but the greens made it clear that they are one notch higher. Ireland subdued Italy with the pack of forwards, made the difference and were key to rounding the win 48 to 10.
The appointment at the Olympic stadium in Rome had J againuan Ignacio Brex as a starter in the center of the field. The azurros they could do little against Ireland. The place was overcome and lacked ideas when he had the oval in his possession.
For the visitors, everything was simpler from the forwards who became strong in the pick and go, which was a headache for the hosts throughout the entire match. Garry Ringrose, Hugo Keenan and Will Connors were in charge in the first stage of reaching the try and Jonathan Sexton, who had a great aim throughout the afternoon, added the three conversions and two penalties.
Italy managed to reach the try in the epilogue of the first half with a victory by Johan Meyer that Paolo Garbisi converted along with a penalty. The partial 27-10 with which they went to the changing rooms made clear the superiority of one over the other.
In addition, the idea of being able to resurface in the Italians was quickly diluted. The visitors took back the reins of the game and the points were not long in coming. At 3´ CJ Stander put his signature on a try and followed by Will Connors and Keith Earls, all always well executed by Sexton. Ireland achieved their first win in the tournament and Italy still does not know the victory.