Ireland Make Light Work Of Italy But Win Comes At Huge Cost

Counting the cost.

Ireland made light work of Italy at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon, despite the Italians racking up their highest Six Nations points tally against the Irish in Dublin.

Joe Schmidt’s men bagged eight tries in total, with Robbie Henshaw and Jaco Stockdale among the scorers with two each in a 56-19 win. Worryingly though, Ireland lost the services of Tadhg Furlong after just three minutes.

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The tighthead seems to have done some damage to his hamstring. But the worst was still to come as Robbie Henshaw went off with what seems to be a serious injury as he bagged his second try.

The Leinster centre was given what appeared to be morphine to numb the agonising pain he was clearly in. A win for Ireland and a bonus-point in the bag. But at what cost?