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Peter O’Mahony, pictured, will captain Ireland for the seventh time in Sunday’s Six Nations match in Rome (Brian Lawless/PA)

Peter O’Mahony, pictured, will captain Ireland for the seventh time in Sunday’s Six Nations match in Rome (Brian Lawless/PA)

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Peter O’Mahony, pictured, will captain Ireland for the seventh time in Sunday’s Six Nations match in Rome (Brian Lawless/PA)

Rome may be known for its unorthodox traffic - and the Irish Rugby team look to have got a sample of it.

Footage shared online shows the team coach being escorted through the city by an erratically driven police car on Saturday.

The car weaves through the roads of the city, at times racing ahead of the coach, stopping to force traffic aside and at one stage manically flapping a flag at a taxi driver.

 

Belfast Telegraph