BBC Sport - Schmidt satisfied with opening victory
Schmidt satisfied with opening victory
- From the section Rugby Union
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is happy with the 26-3 scoreline as the Six Nations champions start the 2015 campaign with victory in Rome.
Scrum-half Conor Murray and replacement flanker Tommy O'Donnell scored the tries in the second half to see off Italy.
"We were scratchy at the start of the game and will settle for a 23-point differential," said Schmidt