World Rugby is to consider whether it needs to review the laws governing the breakdown following Sunday's controversial Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham.
Italy coach Conor O'Shea fended off suggestions on Saturday that his team were out of their depth in the Six Nations and said the tournament's experiment with attacking bonus-points encouraged opponents to "go for the jugular" this year.
Italy coach Conor O'Shea kept most of his November internationals squad intact when he named his 32 men for the Six Nations.
Italy have named former Ireland fullback Conor O'Shea as their new coach, the Italian Rugby Federation said on Friday.
Wales ran in nine tries in a devastating attacking display to demolish Italy 67-14 on Saturday and finish a disappointing Six Nations campaign on a high.
Virimi Vakatawa and Jules Plisson shone in a new-look France team who had to fight hard against Italy in their Six Nations opener on Saturday.
Ireland secured their place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday but were far from convincing in their first real test of the competition, squeezing past Italy 16-9 to move on to a group decider against France.
Italy held off a brave challenge from Canada for a 23-18 victory in the Pool D clash at Elland Road in Leeds to register their first win of this year's Rugby World Cup.
Wales beat Italy 23-19 but paid a high price with injuries to Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny.
It was not enough, but Wales did all they could in a sensational second-half demolition of Italy.
France overpowered a lacklustre Italy 29-0 in a scrappy Six Nations clash played in slippery conditions on Sunday to recover from back-to-back defeats to Ireland and Wales.
Perseverance pays off for Italy as late penalty secures unlikely Six Nations win at Murrayfield.
Centre Jonathan Joseph grabbed a brace of tries as England gained their second win in the Six Nations Championship and swept aside a brave Italian side 47-17 with a dominant second half display at Twickenham.
Ian Keatley converted four penalties on his Six Nations debut to set holders Ireland on the way to a dour 26-3 win over an uninspiring Italy on Saturday.
Italy named four uncapped players on Thursday in a 30-man squad for next month's opening Six Nations matches against champions Ireland in Rome and England at Twickenham.
South Africa claimed an unconvincing 22-6 victory over Italy on Saturday with a late try from Bryan Habana adding some respectability to a lacklustre performance in Padova.
Argentina roared back to beat hosts Italy 20-18 with their two tries eclipsing the awesome boot of new Azzurri kicking king Kelly Haimona on Friday.
New Zealand-born fly-half Kelly Haimona kicked 14 points to inspire Italy to a hard-fought 24-13 rugby victory over Samoa as the Azzurri ended a nine-match string of defeats in Ascoli on Saturday.
Tokyo: Japan's forward line put in a dynamic performance as rugby's Asian champions extended their record winning streak to 10 games with a nailbiting 26-23 victory over Italy on Saturday.
Fiji triumphed in their one-off Test against Italy in Suva as former NSW Waratahs winger Nemani Nadolo scored 15 points in a 25-14 victory.