Italy's Leonardo Ghiraldini has been suspended for 15 weeks for 'gouging' the eyes of Ireland prop Cian Healy.
For the third successive RWC Italy failed to beat a Six Nations rival in their final pool game and so departed the tournament.
Ireland have outplayed Italy in Dunedin to top Pool C and set up a quarter-final clash against Six Nations rivals, Wales.
Italy coach Nick Mallett says the Irish have every chance of making it to the World Cup final after an impressive win over his side.
Schalk Burger has admitted he'll be cheering for an Italian victory over Ireland as South Africa prepare to face the Wallabies.
Italy fullback Andrea Masi was recalled to the side for their decisive and final Rugby World Cup pool clash against Ireland.
Leonardo Ghiraldini believes Italy can take heart from their Six Nations loss to Ireland and that they can 'beat anyone in the world'.
Italy’s formidable scrum may change the complexion of the Springboks’ knockout route at the Rugby World Cup.
Brian O'Driscoll has said the fact Ireland have won their last 15 Tests against Italy will count for little when the teams clash.
Ireland's Geordan Murphy revealed how he intends to distract Italy's Martin Castrogiovanni with baskets of chips in their RWC clash.
Italy have kept alive their chances of reaching the RWC quarter-finals with victory over the USA in their Pool C match in Nelson.
An emotional Nick Mallett has defended his record ahead of what could be his last match as Italy coach, a RWC clash with Ireland.
The South African connection is being credited with taking Italy to the brink of reaching the RWC quarter-finals for the first time.
Ireland will face their 'Cup final' in a winner-take-all showdown with Italy next weekend for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
The All Blacks are a mighty force and this Rugby World Cup may well be the one where they shake the ghosts of past tournaments.
Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper is arguably the most flamboyant, talented and mercurial rugby player to represent the Australian team in recent years.
Eden Park's history boasts some of the greatest sporting moments, including the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 and 1992 Cricket World Cup.
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