History of rugby union matches between Ireland and Italy

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A scrum during Italy vs Ireland at the Six Nations 2011

The History of rugby union matches between Ireland and Italy dates back to New Year's Eve 1988 when Ireland defeated Italy in a friendly, 31–15. Ireland have dominated the meetings, with the Italians having achieved four victories. The teams' most recent meeting, was on 11 February 2017 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome where Ireland won 63–10.

Summary[edit]

Overview[edit]

Details Played Ireland wins Italy wins Drawn Ireland points Italy points
In Ireland 14 13 1 0 511 211
In Italy 11 8 3 0 346 190
Neutral venue 2 2 0 0 52 15
Overall 27 23 4 0 909 416

Records[edit]

Note: Date shown in brackets indicates when the record was or last set.

Record Ireland Italy
Longest winning streak 17 (10 Apr 1999–16 Mar 2013) 3 (6 May 1995–10 Apr 1999)
Largest points for
Home 61 (30 August 2003) 37 (20 December 1997)
Away 63 (11 February 2017) 37 (4 January 1997)
Largest winning margin
Home 55 (30 August 2003) 15 (20 December 1997)
Away 53 (11 February 2017) 8 (4 January 1997)

Results[edit]

No. Date Venue Score Winner Competition
27 11 February 2017 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 10 – 63  Ireland 2017 Six Nations Championship
26 12 March 2016 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 58 – 15  Ireland 2016 Six Nations Championship
25 4 October 2015 Olympic Stadium, London, England 16 – 9  Ireland 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D
24 7 February 2015 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 3 – 26  Ireland 2015 Six Nations Championship
23 8 March 2014 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 46 – 7  Ireland 2014 Six Nations Championship
22 16 March 2013 Stadio Olimpico, Rome 22 – 15  Italy 2013 Six Nations Championship
21 25 February 2012 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 42 – 10  Ireland 2012 Six Nations Championship
20 2 October 2011 Otago Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand 36 – 6  Ireland 2011 Rugby World Cup
19 5 February 2011 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 11 – 13  Ireland 2011 Six Nations Championship
18 6 February 2010 Croke Park, Dublin 29 – 11  Ireland 2010 Six Nations Championship
17 15 February 2009 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 9 – 38  Ireland 2009 Six Nations Championship
16 2 February 2008 Croke Park, Dublin 16 – 11  Ireland 2008 Six Nations Championship
15 24 August 2007 Ravenhill Stadium, Belfast 23 – 20  Ireland 2007 Rugby World Cup warm-up tests
14 17 March 2007 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 24 – 51  Ireland 2007 Six Nations Championship
13 4 February 2006 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 26 – 16  Ireland 2006 Six Nations Championship
12 6 February 2005 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 17 – 28  Ireland 2005 Six Nations Championship
11 20 March 2004 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 19 – 3  Ireland 2004 Six Nations Championship
10 30 August 2003 Thomond Park, Limerick 61 – 6  Ireland 2003 Rugby World Cup warm up tests
9 22 February 2003 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 13 – 37  Ireland 2003 Six Nations Championship
8 23 March 2002 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 32 – 17  Ireland 2002 Six Nations Championship
7 3 February 2001 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 22 – 41  Ireland 2001 Six Nations Championship
6 4 March 2000 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 60 – 13  Ireland 2000 Six Nations Championship
5 10 April 1999 Lansdowne Road 39 – 30  Ireland
4 20 December 1997 Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna 37 – 22  Italy
3 4 January 1997 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 29 – 37  Italy
2 6 May 1995 Stadio Comunale di Monigo, Treviso 22 – 12  Italy
1 31 December 1988 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 31 – 15  Ireland

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