P146 ORACLE 146 Sun 1 Jan ITV 0021:00    Ireland 31-15 Italy   Philip Matthews and Keith Crossan both scored two tries as Ireland gained their expected victory. But the Irish struggled to assert themselves for long, fruitless spells. In both halves there were 20 minute spells when Ireland failed to threaten Italy's line. Fergus Aherne scored Ireland's other try, with Philip Danaher adding two penalties, Vince Cunningham converting a try and Paul Dean dropping a goal. Italy's kicCdq Luigi Troiani landed all his kicks and Brunello scored a try. Sport headlines 130 Racing Ch4 470 Next Report Pools Tables TV Guide