Italy tour - Lansdowne Road, 31 December 1988
Ireland (18) 31 - 15 (6) Italy (FT)

Teams

Ireland Italy
Tries Aherne, Crossan 2, Matthews 2 Tries Brunello
Cons Cunningham Cons Troiani
Pens Danaher 2 Pens Troiani 3
Drops Dean Drops none

Notes

 
Result Ireland won by a margin of 16 points
 
Ground name Lansdowne Road, Dublin
 
Referee RJ Megson (Scotland)
 
Ireland Test debuts none
Italy Test debuts M Brunello, G Morelli, V Pesce
 
Points scoring rules try 4, conversion 2, penalty goal 3, drop goal 3