Ireland were impressive winners of their pre-Six Nations uncapped warm-up game against Italy
Repor from Italian Federation:
In the friendly match against the Irish national team, the Azzurri were defeated 32-0 at Ashbourne, Dublin (10-0 ht.)
The game played at a good pace has highlighted some positive things and some not.
"It was important to return and confront the world of international rugby," - said the coach Andrea Di Giandomenico. "The occasion was very important to see the work of the new girls and make them enjoy a game at a different level to the usual.
"As is obvious in lots of game we have suffered, especially to the change of pace of the Irish. Their speed made the difference. For us positive feelings come from the defense, especially in the first half when we defended well by holding them inside the 22 for at least 20 minutes.
"We lacked finishing. From reviewing the speed at the breakdown, the Irish came and recovered the ball before putting us in trouble . "