A Decision Has Been Made On Rory Best’s Fitness For The Ireland Game

Rory Best is out of today’s Six Nations clash with Italy.

The Ireland hooker missed yesterday’s captains run with a stomach bug and has failed to recover.

Uncapped Munster hooker Niall Scannell will take his place in the starting line-up.

Leinster’s James Tracy takes Scannell’s spot on the replacement bench.