Italy coach Jacques Brunel said he will not count on injury-hit Ireland lying down and rolling over when the sides meet in their final Six Nations clash at Rome's Olympic Stadium today.
England have never lost any of their 18 tests against Italy, and a heavy victory over the Azzurri at Twickenham tomorrow could all but assure Stuart Lancaster's grand-slam chasers of the title.
Wales interim coach Rob Howley hailed the flexibility of his players as the Six Nations champions maintained their title defence hopes with a 26-9 win over Italy.
Italy's 23-18 victory over grand slam hopefuls France at Rome's Olympic Stadium was one earned with a combination of grit, conviction - and a few French handling errors that proved costly in the...
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has warned his team against complacency in their Six Nations opener in Rome today, claiming traditional makeweights Italy are "no longer a little team".