Fighters from six Italian nations head to Dublin in the third round hoping to beat Ireland on their soil for the first time in 25 years, while Andy Farrell rocked the changes for their return home.
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Italy, meanwhile, is still waiting to end a six-nation drought of victories that has lasted since 2015, while it has been a quarter of a century since the Azzurri marked their only victory at the World Cup. Dublin (January 1997).
Ireland made six changes to their XV and salute the captain Johnny Sexton returned to their bench after he missed the defeat in France, while Leinster teammate James Lowe will make his league debut.
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Ulster full-back Michael Lowry will make his Ireland debut in the number 15 shirt, while Munster’s Peter O’Mahony comes in and will skip the squad.
Italy head coach Kieran Crowley made three changes to his XV after lost 33-0 at home went to England in the second round, with Pierre Bruno playing on the wing after Federico Mori struggled defensively in Rome.
Leonardo Marin was the other change among defenders as he replaced Marco Zanon in the center inside, while Giovanni Pettinelli started ahead of Braam Steyn in the corner.
Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s match in Dublin.
What time is Ireland vs Italy?
Italy continues its journey to its first six-country win since 2015 at 3pm on Sunday.
Where can I watch it?
Every home game of Ireland’s Six Nations is available to watch ITVwith live coverage starting at 2:15pm.
The game will also be streamed on supported devices via the ITV Hub.
Ireland: Michael Lowry; Mack Hansen, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Joey Carbery, Jamison Gibson Park; Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong; Tadhg Beirne, Ryan Baird; Peter O’Mahony (captain), Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris.
To replace: Rob Herring, Dave Kilcoyne, Finlay Bealham, Kieran Treadwell, Jack Conan, Craig Casey, Johnny Sexton, James Hume.
Italy: Edoardo Padovani; Pierre Bruno, Juan Ignacio Brex, Leonardo Marin, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fishetti, Gianmarco Lucchesi, Pietro Ceccarelli, Niccolò Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Giovanni Pettinelli, Michele Lamaro (captain), Toa Halafihi.
To replace: Hame Faiva, Ivan Nemer, Tiziano Pasquali, David Sisi, Manuel Zuliani, Abraham Steyn, Alessandro Fusco, Marco Zanon
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