Argentina's wing Juan Imhoff (L) celebrates after scoring his team's fourth try during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on October 18, 2015.
Argentina get their international campaign off to a positive start by claiming a 30-24 win over Italy in Santa Fe on Saturday.
A general view of Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2013
Six Nations start date 'to remain unchanged in calendar shake-up'
A report claims that a major shake-up of the current rugby calendar is close to being made, but the Six Nations will retain its traditional slot early in the year.
Sep 13, 22:59
Argentina's wing Juan Imhoff (L) celebrates after scoring his team's fourth try during a quarter final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Ireland and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on October 18, 2015.
Result: Argentina edge past Italy in first international Test
Argentina get their international campaign off to a positive start by claiming a 30-24 win over Italy in Santa Fe on Saturday.
Jun 11, 21:49
Conor O'Shea, director of rugby for Harlequins, on March 19, 2016
Conor O'Shea confirmed as new Italy head coach
Former Harlequins director Conor O'Shea is confirmed as the new head coach of Italy on a four-year deal.
Mar 25, 10:34
Italy's prop Martin Castrogiovanni lines up before the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Italy at Twickenham Stadium southwest of London on February 14, 2015.
Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni gets two-week ban for Duncan Taylor stamp
Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni is banned for two weeks after admitting to stamping on Scotland's Duncan Taylor during a Six Nations match.
Mar 2, 16:12
Sergio Parisse receives a cuddle from Jack Nowell during the Six Nations game between Italy and England on February 14, 2016
Sergio Parisse: 'England deserved win over Italy'
Italy captain Sergio Parisse admits that England deserved their 40-9 victory over his side in their Six Nations clash at the Stadio Olimpico.
Feb 14, 22:06
Eddie Jones watches on during the Six Nations game between Scotland and England on February 6, 2016
Eddie Jones pleased with "dominant" England win over Italy
England head coach Eddie Jones claims that his side could have had 60 points during their 40-9 Six Nations victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico.
Feb 14, 20:56
Jonathan Joseph goes over for his hat-trick during the Six Nations game between Italy and England on February 14, 2016
Result: Jonathan Joseph hat-trick guides England to win over Italy
Jonathan Joseph scores a second-half hat-trick to help England to a 40-9 victory over Italy in their Six Nations clash at the Stadio Olimpico.
Feb 14, 15:48
Tommaso Allen of Italy prepares to kick a conversion in the second half during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Italy and Canada at Elland Road on September 26, 2015 in Leeds England.
Result: Italy beat Romania to secure third place in Pool D
Italy secure third place in Pool D and a place at the next Rugby World Cup after beating Romania in Exeter.
Oct 11, 16:45
Tommaso Allen of Italy prepares to kick a conversion in the second half during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Italy and Canada at Elland Road on September 26, 2015 in Leeds England.
Half-Time Report: Tommasso Allan stars as Italy lead Romania at break
Italy lead Romania 22-3 in the race for third place in Pool D in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 11, 15:22
Italy's prop Michele Rizzo scores a try during a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Italy and Canada at Elland Road in Leeds, north England, on September 26, 2015.
Live Commentary: Italy 32-22 Romania - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Italy's victory over Romania in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 11, 13:58
Romania's Welsh head coach Lynn Howells walks on the pitch before kick off of the Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Canada and Romania at Leicester City Stadium in Leicester, central England, on October 6, 2015
Romania coach Lynn Howells eyeing Six Nations spot
Lynn Howells claims that Romania should be allowed to enter the Six Nations if they beat Italy in their final Rugby World Cup pool match.
Oct 10, 15:53
Iain Henderson of Ireland makes a break during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on October 4, 2015
Result: Ireland defeat Italy by seven points
Ireland defeat Italy 16-9 in the Rugby World Cup, with Keith Earls scoring the only try of the match.
Oct 4, 18:35
Conor Murray of Ireland kicks the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Ireland lead Italy by four points at half time
Ireland are beating Italy 10-6 at half time in the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 4, 17:33
Conor Murray of Ireland kicks the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Live Commentary: Ireland 16-9 Italy - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Ireland beat Italy 16-9 to progress to the quarter-finals at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 4, 16:30
Stade Francais' Italian number 8 and captain Sergio Parisse warms up prior to the French Top 14 rugby union match between Castres Olympique and Stade Francais Paris on August 16, 2014
Sergio Parisse returns for Italy against Ireland
Captain Sergio Parisse will make his first appearance of the Rugby World Cup for Italy in Sunday's Pool D contest against Ireland.
Oct 2, 15:21
Wales' wing Alex Cuthbert (L) runs at the Italian captain Sergio Parisse (R) during the international rugby union friendly match between Wales and Italy, ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on September 5,
Italy captain Sergio Parisse back in training, aiming for Ireland clash
Italy captain Sergio Parisse returns to training on Tuesday ahead of the Azzuri's clash against Ireland on Sunday, which the number eight aims to be fit for.
Sep 29, 20:04
Tommaso Allen of Italy prepares to kick a conversion in the second half during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Italy and Canada at Elland Road on September 26, 2015 in Leeds England.
Tommaso Allan: 'Italy must improve attacking'
Italy fly-half Tommaso Allan admits that the team will need to improve their attacking for their Rugby World Cup match against Ireland.
Sep 28, 14:39
Italy's head coach Jacques Brunel inspects the pitch before a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between France and Italy at Twickenham stadium, south west London on September 19, 2015.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel "not happy" despite win over Canada
Italy coach Jacques Brunel says that he was "not happy" with his side's performance, despite picking up their first win in seven months against Canada.
Sep 26, 18:57
Tommaso Allen of Italy prepares to kick a conversion in the second half during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Italy and Canada at Elland Road on September 26, 2015 in Leeds England.
Italy fly-half Tommaso Allan: 'We sweated it out against Canada'
Tommaso Allan tells Sports Mole that Italy had to sweat it out to overcome Canada in their Rugby World Cup contest at Elland Road.
Sep 26, 18:45
Italy's prop Michele Rizzo scores a try during a Pool D match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between Italy and Canada at Elland Road in Leeds, north England, on September 26, 2015.
Result: Italy off the mark with narrow win over Canada
Italy squeeze past Canada 23-18 in a scrappy Pool D affair at Elland Road to pick up their first win of the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 26, 16:22

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