Ireland awaits update on Henshaw injury

Ireland vs Italy Live stream TV channel kick-off time and team news for Six Nations

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Tries from Henshaw, Conor Murray, Bundee Aki and Earls ensured the bonus point was in the bag before the interval.

Ireland scored eight tries as they eased to a 56-19 bonus-point win over Italy in Dublin in the second round of the Six Nations on Saturday afternoon.

Centre Robbie Henshaw scored two of them, with winger Jacob Stockdale also grabbing a brace.

The one-way traffic continued through Aki's converted score and he laid on another try for Earls before the break.

Injuries though, particularly to Henshaw, played a part in creating a dis-jointed final period.

"Robbie's shoulder is very sore, we'll get that scanned tomorrow and we'll have more information post that", Schmidt said.

"We asked for a reaction at halftime, we don't want a pat on the back but I think people saw this team's ability in the second half".

We're disappointed with that.

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"Italy have been tricky opponents for us in the World Cup as well, so hopefully in the next few years they do build some sort of a competitive edge to make them a more formidable team".

On the wrong end of the 56-point hiding, Italy captain Sergio Parisse may have balked at the suggestion that Ireland got passive.

Italy will arrive in Dublin off the back of a hiding against England, who thrashed them 46-15 in Rome - though they did show positive signs in attack, managing two tries.

"Ireland play much better rugby than England - it's more hard to defend".

While not impressed by their performance, the Racing 92 lock said he was hopeful of more developments in Italy's game, and noted the potential lack of fan interest in away trips to Georgia and Romania as a reason for that switch being unlikely.

"I like the way they play".

"Ireland is a great side and when they play under pressure they are very good, and today they played without pressure and they are awesome. I think they play better than England". And when captain Rory Best went over for Ireland's sixth try, the visitors were facing a humiliating defeat.

Best accepted Parisse's words as "a nice compliment from a class player" but remained focused on improvements that can be made before the visit of Wales in a fortnight's time. - Italy has never won in round two of the Six Nations, losing all 19 such games.

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