Ronan O’Gara saved Irish embarrassment with a drop goal two minutes from full time to give Ireland a two point victory. Italy scored a try with three minutes from time which looked to have won the game from them.
Italy 11 – 13 Ireland : Stadio Flaminio – Kick off 2:31pm
78min (Ireland) Ronan O’Gara Drop Goal
77min (Italy) Mirco Bergamasco Missed Conversion
76min (Italy) Luke McLean Try
74min (Ireland) Denis Leamy Sin Bin
46min (Ireland) Johnny Sexton Conversion
44min (Ireland) Brian O’Driscoll Try
40min (Italy) Mirco Bergamasco Penalty
40min(Italy) Kristopher Burton Missed Drop Goal
31min (Italy) Mirco Bergamasco Missed Penalty
28min(Ireland) Johnny Sexton Penalty
7min (Italy) Mirco Bergamasco Penalty
79min Italy up to the Irish 22, Will be looking for their own drop goal. Italy miss the dropgoal.
78min O’Gara kicks a great drop goal.
78min Ireland bring on three subs to try and rescue this disaster.
77min Luke McLean try in the corner, Italy lead 11-10.
75min Italy again only metres from the Irish line.
73min Italian penalty on the Irish 10m line. Denis Leamy sent to the bin. Italy kick it to the corner for a try
72min Italian throw on half way.
71min Italy within a metre of the line, But Italian forward pass. Ireland attacking on their own 22.
70min Italy win two penalties and keep going for the scrum, Healy in deep trouble at the scrum.
68min Italy go for the scrum to get a try.
68min Italy attacking inside the Irish 22 and win a penalty.
66min O’Gara on for Sexton.
66min Italy win a penalty, Sean O’Brien not rolling away.
65min Lots of time being wasted at the scrum as usual.
64min Italy make three changes, Eoin Redden comes on for O’Leary.
63min Ireland attacking on half way. But Sean O’Brien knocks on.
62min Italy attacking inside the Irish half.
61min Ireland once again give away a penalty from the scrum,Italy clear to half way. Italian throw.
59min Ireland looked to be in for a try, But D’Arcy knocks on for the third time.
57min Poor pass by O’Driscoll when Mcfadden should of been in for a try. Italian throw inside their own 22.
57min Italy lose the ball, Ireland only metres from the Italian line.
55min Terrible play by Italy, Ireland clear the ball to the Italian 22. Italian throw.
54min Italy win a penalty, O’Connell holding on.
52min Another knock on by D’Arcy, Italian scrum on half way.
51min Poor Italian pass, Irish throw on half way.
50min Italy attacking just inside the Irish half.
49min Italian throw near on their own 22, Great clearing kick by Sexton.
47min Italian knock on near Irish 22, Irish scrum.
46min Sexton kicks the conversion to give Ireland a four point lead.
44min Who else but Brian O’Driscoll gets over for an Irish try.
43min Italy knock on 8 metres from their own line, Scrum Ireland.
43min Italian throw on their own 22.
41min Sexton kicks the second half off.
40min Mirco Bergamasco kicks the penalty to give Italy a 6-3 lead at half time.
40min Kristopher Burton missed drop goal, Italy have a penalty outside the Irish 22.
39min Italy attacking inside the 22.
38min Italian throw on Irish 22.
38min Ireland give away their third penalty from the scrum, This time its Cian Healy.
36min Italian scrum on half way.
35min Italy win the ball back and attack inside the Irish half.
32min Ireland attacking near the half way line.
31min Shocking miss by Mirco Bergamasco. Game still 3-3.
30min Italy up to the Irish 22 and win a penalty. O’Callaghan coming in from the side.
29min Italian throw on their own 22.
28min Sexton levels the match with a clean strike from the penalty.
27min Ireland win a penalty, Sexton should level it up.
27min Ireland win the ball back and are attacking on the Italian 22.
25min Italy win a penalty from the scrum, Italy clear it to half way but do not find touch. Ireland on the attack. O’Driscoll knocks the ball on near the Italian 22.
24min Disaster for Ireland, D’Arcy knocks the ball on. Italian scrum five metres from their own try line.
23min O’Driscoll nearly gets over, Ireland metres from the Italian try line.
21min Ireland attacking near the Italian 22.
20min Italy clear the ball to half way. Irish throw.
20min Sexton knocks the ball on metres from the Italian tryline.
19min Italy give away a penalty from the line out, Sexton kicks it to half way. Irish throw.
17min Ireland knock the ball on, Then give away a penalty just inside the Italian half. Italy throw on Irish 22.
16min Ireland win a penalty, Sexton again kicks it to near the Italian 22
14min Sean O’Brien knocks the ball on, Italy clear their lines. Irish throw on half way.
13min Irish penalty, Italy penalised for crossing, Sexton kicks it to the Italian 22
11min Italian throw on the Irish 10m line.
10min Wallace offside, Italian penalty on their own 22, They get a throw on halfway.
9min Ireland attacking on Italian 22
7min Mirco Bergamasco gives Italy an early lead.
6min Ireland attacking near half way. Italy win a penalty Ireland holding on.
4min Ireland knock the ball on, Italian scrum just inside their own half.
3min Ireland win a penalty, Sexton kicks it to the Italian 22, Irish throw.
2min Good break by Italy, Irish throw own their own 22.
1min Italian throw on half way.
0min Game about to kick-off, Trouble with the referee’s mic.
0min Big crowd filling up the Stadio Flaminio ahead of Irelands opening Six Nations match.