IRELAND  23 V   ITALY  20
  COMPETITION: Friendly. Rugby World Cup warm up match                                                     Updated 23.11.2007
  VENUE: Ravenhill, Belfast DATE: 24 August 2007 SPECTATORS: 14,000
  REFEREE: Nigel Owens (Wales) HALFTIME: 10-13  
  SCORERS: SCORERS:
  TRIES: Trimble, O'Gara TRIES: Troncon, Pratichetti
  CONVERSIONS: O'Gara (2) CONVERSIONS: Bortolussi, De Marigny
  PENALTY GOALS: O'Gara (2) PENALTY GOALS: Bortolussi
  DROPPED GOALS: O'Gara DROPPED GOALS: Bortolussi 
   
15 Girvan Dempsey  Leinster 15 David Bortolussi (22) Montpellier, France
14 Geordan Murphy  Leicester, England 14 Kaine Robertson  Arix Viadana
13 Andrew Trimble  Ulster 13 Gonzalo Canale (20) Clermont Auvergne, France
12 Gordon D'Arcy  Leinster 12 Mirco Bergamasco (21) Stade Français, France
11 Denis Hickie (22) Leinster 11 Matteo Pratichetti  Cammi Calvisano
10 Ronan O'Gara  Munster 10 Roland de Marigny  Cammi Calvisano
9 Peter Stringer (20) Munster 9 Alessandro Troncon  Clermont Auvergne, France
8 Denis Leamy  Munster 8 Sergio Parisse  Stade Français, France
7 Niel Best  Ulster 7 Robert Barbieri (19) Overmach Parma
6 Simon Easterby  Llanelly, Wales 6 Alessandro Zanni Cammi Calvisano
5 Donncha O'Callaghan  Munster 5 Marco Bortolami (Capt.)  Gloucester, England
4 Paul O'Connell (Capt.) (18) Munster 4 Valerio Bernabò  Brive, France
3 John Hayes (17) Munster 3 Martin Castrogiovanni (1) Leicester RFC, England
2 Rory Best (16) Ulster 2 Fabio Ongaro  Benetton Treviso
1 Marcus Horan  Munster 1 Salvatore Perugini (17) (3) Stade Toulousain, France
   
16 Jerry Flannery (2) Munster 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini  Cammi Calvisano
17 Simon Best (3) Ulster 17 Matias Aguero (1) Arix Viadana
18 Malcolm O'Kelly (4) Leinster 18 Josh Sole (19) Arix Viadana
19 Alan Quinlan  Munster 19 Manoa Vasawai (7) (18) Overmach Parma
20 Isaac Boss (9) Ulster 20 Paul Griffen (13) Cammi Calvisano
21 Patrick Wallace  Ulster 21 Pablo Canavosio (12) Castres, France
22 Brian Carney (11) Munster 22 Ezio Galon (15) Overmach Parma
   
  COACH: Eddie O'Sullivan COACH: Pierre Berbizier 
               
MATCH NOTES
This was the first full rugby international test match at Ravenhill for 53 years. A last minute try to O'Gara gave Ireland the win.

Bortolussi passed 100 test points for Italy. Murphy was playing his 50th test for Ireland.

Sources
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_union/irish/6963016.stm
http://www.ulsterrugby.com/4042_5600.php