Kick-off for the Six Nations rugby match on Saturday 15 February at 15.30 at the Stadio Flaminio between Italy and Ireland should see Irish eyes smiling in the eternal city, considering that the last nine encounters have all ended with Ireland victorious. All 5,500 tickets assigned to the visiting Irish fans are sold-out, and the Italian rugby federation estimates that a further 500 or so tickets reserved for Italian fans will have fallen into the hands of Irish supporters. Most of Rome