Italy thrashed by Ireland after being forced to play for an hour with 13 men

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By kick-off at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday the strong, biting wind that had chilled Dublin all morning had moved on, and with it, you felt, went Italy’s best chance of containment.

But if conditions were ideal for the home team to generate a turbo boost to their points-difference column it was nothing compared to the bizarre gift of Italy being reduced to 13 men by the end of the first quarter. For those who came along in search of entertainment the afternoon had lost its attraction. What unfolded thereafter was awful stuff.

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Written by Brendan Fanning at the Aviva Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/27/ireland-italy-six-nations-match-report under the title “Italy thrashed by Ireland after being forced to play for an hour with 13 men”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.