A drop goal by Ronan O'Gara saved Ireland's skins and they defeated Italy 13 points to 11 in a game in Rome they were very lucky to win.
Italy dominated throughout the game but were foiled by the experienced O'Gara, who cool as a cucumber dropped the winning goal with just two minutes remaining.
Italy led by 6-3 at half time but an O'Driscoll try put Ireland back in the lead. However, Italy came back and appeared to have scored the decisive try with time running out to lead 11-10.
However, Italy lost their own kickoff and Ireland gained possession
Then O'Gara, not for the first time, proved to be the hero.