Sunday 21 December 2014

Ireland v Italy

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An Ireland fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Italy
An Ireland fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Italy
An Italy fan enjoys the atmosphere
A lone Italian fan enjoys the atmosphere. Photo: Getty Images
A fan enjoys the atmosphere
A fan
The teams are summonsed to the pitch
The Ireland team form a huddle before the start of the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Italy
Irish players Donncha O'Callaghan, Keith Earls, Paul O'Connell and Brian O'Driscoll sing their anthem
(L-R) Mirco Bergamasco, Mauro Bergamasco and Tommaso Benvenuti of Italy sing their national anthem
Referee Jonathan Kaplan of South Africa gets the game underway
The Ireland and Italy forwards pack down for a scrum
Italy's Marco Bortolami catches the ball
Referee Jonathan Kaplan (R) talks with Paul O'Connell of Ireland
Ireland's flanker Sean O'Brien (L) vies with Italy's lock Quintin Geldenhuys
Italy's wing Mirco Bergamasco looks on
Luciano Orquera of Italy kicks the ball clear
Rory Best of Ireland (R) winces in pain as he receives medical treatment
Gordon D'Arcy of Ireland (R) breaks clear from the challange of Riccardo Bocchino of Italy
Brian O'Driscoll of Ireland celebrates scoring a try
Jonathan Sexton of Ireland kicks
Paul O'Connell of Ireland attempts a run with the ball despite the challenge of Cornelius van Zyl of Italy
Birthday boy Keith Earls of Ireland jumps over the line to score their third try during the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Italy at Dunedin Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images
Keith Earls of Ireland (C) celeebrates as he scores their second try
Ireland's Donnacha Ryan (L) and Ireland's lock Donncha O'Callaghan celebrate
Ireland's flanker Stephen Ferris reacts after the 2011 Rugby World Cup pool C match Ireland vs Italy
Sergio Parisse of Italy shows his dejection
Ireland's wing Keith Earls (L) and Ireland's Jonathan Sexton
Cian Healy of Ireland gestures during the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Italy
Ireland fans celebrate after the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Italy
(L_R) Stephen Ferris, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O'Brien of Ireland pose for a picture after winning the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Ireland and Italy
Sean O'Brien of Ireland poses with his man of the match award

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