Last year, Italy had a disastrous Six Nations. Out of 5 games played, they lost 5 and the 10 – 63 defeat suffered against Ireland was the worst of them all. Of course, the fact that the massacre took place in their home stadium in front of 50,197 rugby fans, was a big dose of salt in the wound.
This year, Italy has a chance to redress the balance. No doubt, Italy’s coach, Irishman Conor O’Shea will be feeling the pressure in the build up to the Ireland vs Italy Six Nations match in Ireland’s home Aviva Stadium.