Ireland’s Jordan Larmour overwhelms Italy with Chicago hat-trick

• Ireland 54-7 Italy
• Joe Schmidt’s side score 40 unanswered second-half points

The Ireland full-back Jordan Larmour scored a hat-trick of tries and the lock Tadhg Beirne two as Joe Schmidt’s side hammered Italy 54-7 in Chicago. Schmidt omitted many of the players who won the Six Nations grand slam this year and the Italians made it tough in the opening period, despite Beirne scoring in the third minute.

The scrum-half Luke McGrath, the centre Garry Ringrose and the substitute hooker Sean Cronin all touched down for Ireland, with Joey Carbery adding five conversions and Ross Byrne two as the Irish led 14-7 at the break.

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