Irish unchanged for Roman visit

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Declan Kidney has named the same Irish 22 that beat France last weekend for Sunday's clash with Italy in Rome.

Gordon D'Arcy remains on the bench despite scoring after coming on as a replacement for Ulster's Paddy Wallace at inside centre.

Ireland team to play Italy in the Six Nations championship match at Stadio Flaminio, Rome on Sunday (1430 GMT):

15-Rob Kearney, 14-Tommy Bowe, 13-Brian O'Driscoll (captain), 12-Paddy Wallace, 11-Luke Fitzgerald, 10-Ronan O'Gara, 9-Tomas O'Leary; 8-Jamie Heaslip, 7-David Wallace, 6-Stephen Ferris, 5-Paul O'Connell, 4-Donncha O'Callaghan, 3-John Hayes, 2-Jerry Flannery, 1-Marcus Horan.

Replacements: 16-Rory Best, 17-Tom Court, 18-Malcolm O'Kelly, 19-Denis Leamy, 20-Peter Stringer, 21-Gordon D'Arcy, 22-Geordan Murphy.