Italy player ratings: Awful Azzurri hammered by Ireland in crushing defeat


Following Italy's 36-0 defeat to Ireland in the Six Nations clash on Sunday, here are our player ratings for the Italian team.

15 Ange Capuozzo: Once again demonstrated his threat with the ball, but had limited opportunities. 6

14 Lorenzo Pani: Saw little of the ball and struggled against James Lowe. Replaced on 57 minutes. 4

13 Juan Ignacio Brex: Started well but had a bad day, missing six tackles. 3

12 Tommaso Menoncello: Couldn't replicate his performance from last week and received a yellow card. 3

11 Monty Ioane: Quiet game due to Ireland's dominance, but showed potential when he did get the ball. 4


10 Paolo Garbisi: Italy's best performer, had some impressive runs. 7

9 Stephen Varney: Under pressure but had a slick service and good work-rate. Replaced before the hour. 5

8 Michele Lamaro: Filled in for the injured Lorenzo Cannone and focused mainly on defense. 4

7 Manuel Zuliani: Showed promise when in possession and made 20 tackles. 6

6 Alessandro Izekor: Struggled offensively but had a solid defensive performance. 4

5 Federico Ruzza: Showed glimpses of quality but Italy's pack struggled. Injured on the hour. 4

4 Niccolo Cannone: Made the most tackles for Italy and had five carries. 5

3 Pietro Ceccarelli: Struggled at scrum time and was replaced at half-time. 3

2 Gianmarco Lucchesi: Made a mistake with a skew throw but had a solid defensive shift. 4

1 Danilo Fischetti: Found it difficult to make an impact and struggled at the set-piece. 3

Replacements: Italy's bench failed to improve the team's performance, and Ireland took advantage. 3


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