ITALY 19-10 FIJI
Much Irish interest in this test - as well as Ian McKinley’s fate-defying début, there was coach O’Shea, ref Lacey and we play Fiji this Saturday. But despite all of that, it was a struggle to watch. Prop Ferrari crashed over on 28m and Nakarawa evaded soft tackling to make it 10-10 before the break. In the 2nd half Italy’s strong setpiece outlasted Fiji’s improbable offloading and McKinley capped his decent cameo with the decisive penalty in the dying minutes.