Schmidt: Ireland have to learn from Italy game

Joe Schmidt

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt days they need to improve for their meeting with France in Cardiff next Sunday.

A first half Keith Earls try and 3 Johnny Sexton penalties saw Ireland guarantee a spot in the quarter finals with a 16-9 win over Italy at the Olympic stadium in London yesterday.

Defeat next week to the French means we'd likely play New Zealand in the last 8.

Schmidt says he knew yesterday would not be easy but they can learn from it...