Rory Best was bundled over from a powerful driving maul before Italy belatedly got themselves on the scoreboard after 55mins, Tommaso Allan diving over after Dan Leavy’s missed tackle on Tommaso Castello.
Jacob Stockdale managed a quickfire brace, the first from close range after a clever screen pass from Bundee Aki, the second a long-range effort as he showed substitute Jayden Hayward a clean pair of heels.
But Schmidt will not have enjoyed Edoardo Gori scampering in for a second after Sergio Parisse’s looped pass infield. Or full back Matteo Minozzi’s late effort in the corner after a fine back-line move.
“I was really happy with way we started,” he said. “We played with some good width and scored some really good tries in the first-half and kept them to nil. That was a good effort. But as they showed in the second-half they have good attacking players.”
Scores 5-0 Henshaw try; 7-0 Sexton con; 12-0 Murray try; 14-0 Sexton con; 19-0 Aki try; 21-0 Sexton con; 26-0 Earls try; 28-0 Sexton con; 33-0 Henshaw try; 35-0 Sexton con; 40-0 Best try; 42-0 Carbery con; 42-5 Allan try; 42-7 Allan con; 47-7 Stockdale try; 49-7 Carbery con; 49-12 Gori try; 49-14 Allan con; 54-14 Stockdale try; 56-14 Carbery con; 56-19 Minozzi try
Ireland R Kearney; K Earls, R Henshaw (J Larmour 44), B Aki, J Stockdale; J Sexton (J Carbery), J Murray (K Marmion 50); C McGrath (C Healy 67), R Best (S Cronin 61), T Furlong (A Porter 3), I Henderson (Q Roux h-t), D Toner, P O’Mahony, D Leavy, J Conan (CJ Stander h-t)
Italy M Minozzi; T Benvenuti,T Boni (J Hayward 54), T Castello, M Bellini; T Allan, M Violi (E Gori 58); N Quaglio (A Lovotti 37), L Bigi (L Ghiraldini 45), S Ferrari (T Pasquali 54), A Zanni, D Budd, S Negri (F Ruzza 58), A Steyn (M Mbanda 45), S Parisse (capt).
Referee R Poite (France)
Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/0/ireland-vs-italy-six-nations-2018-game-tv-channel-betting-odds/