Former New Zealand international Kieran Crowley has replaced Franco Smith as Italy's rugby coach, the country's rugby federation said on Wednesday.
Scotland ran in eight tries to ensure a record 52-10 victory over Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday and a return to winning ways after successive narrow defeats in the Six Nations.
As the final round of the 2021 Six Nations approaches, Wayne Pivac's Wales side are on the verge of history as they chase the Grand Slam. Tom Hamilton previews what's at stake in this weekend's games.
Wales moved to within one step of a Six Nations Grand Slam after scoring seven tries in a 48-7 thrashing of Italy in Rome on Saturday.
Tom Hamilton is back to help you out with your ESPN Pick'em choices as the Six Nations return this weekend.
Ireland scored six tries in a 48-10 bonus-point victory over Italy on Saturday to earn their first win of this year's Six Nations and condemn the hosts to a 30th consecutive defeat in the tournament.
There are just two Six Nations games this weekend due to COVID-19 but ESPN's Pick 'em goes ahead regardless and Tom Hamilton has your top picks for Round 3.
Ireland refreshed their pack for Saturday's Six Nations trip to Italy and welcome Johnny Sexton back.
England put last week's Scotland defeat behind them with a six-try 41-18 Six Nations victory over Italy at Twickenham on Saturday.
After an opening weekend which blew many predictions out of the water, Tom Hamilton breaks down your top choices for Week 2 of ESPN's Rugby Pick'em.
England have handed starts to George Ford, Mako Vunipola, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler and Courtney Lawes for their Six Nations clash against Italy at Twickenham.
Kyle Sinckler and Mako Vunipola missed the 11-6 defeat at the hands of Scotland on Saturday at Twickenham.
Italy have called up Pierre Bruno and Andrea Lovotti for the upcoming Six Nations clash against England after Marco Zanon was ruled out due to injury.
France got their Six Nations title bid off to the perfect start with a crushing 50-10 bonus point victory over a youthful Italy side in the championship opener in Rome on Saturday.
With the first weekend of the 2021 Six Nations fast approaching, Tom Hamilton breaks down each of the opening ties and advises you on who you should support in ESPN'S Rugby Pick'em.
Franco Smith has named a relatively inexperienced side for Italy's opening Six Nations game against France on Saturday, with 10 of the starting XV having less than 10 caps.
Fabien Galthie has named a more experienced side compared to last year's Six Nations for his side's opening game against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.
Italy head coach Franco Smith has named a 32-man squad for the Six Nations, but will be without star full-back Matteo Minozzi after the Wasps player opted out of the tournament.
The French government said it needs guarantees from England and Ireland that it is safe for the national rugby union team to travel for Six Nations matches.
No. 8 Taulupe Faletau proved the creative spark as three tries in the final 22 minutes helped Wales hold off Italy in a 38-18 victory.
Hooker Sam Parry will make his first start for Wales, while Wales' Stephen Varney will start for Italy in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli on Saturday.
France coach Fabien Galthie has named five debutants in a much-changed XV for their Autumn Nations Cup clash with Italy on Saturday.
The Autumn Nations Cup game between Fiji and Italy on Saturday has been called off following 29 positive COVID-19 cases within the Fiji team, tournament organisers Six Nations Rugby said on Tuesday.
Scotland dug deep to overcome Italy 28-17 at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence.
Scotland's Duncan Weir makes a return to the No. 10 jersey after injuries ruled our regulars Finn Russell and Adam Hastings.
- ITALY6thTries Scored 1st Wales : 20 Tries ScoredWALES1st620
- ITALY6thPoints Difference 1st Wales : 61 Points DifferenceWALES1st-18461