Italy

Italy is one of the top popular rugby team in Europe plays annually in the Six Nations Championship. The Azzurri has been started playing rugby since 1929. They have joined in the Five Nations Rugby in 2000. After that Five Nations changed to the Six Nations. In the 2006 Six Nations, they have performed strongly against each team in the championship. Italy national rugby union team will compete with England, Wales, France, Ireland, and Scotland in 2019 Six Nations.

Italy Rugby Union at a glance

Union
Union Federazione Italiana Rugby
Head coachConor O’Shea
Known AsAzzurri
CaptainSergio Parisse
Home GroundStadio Olimpico
Record winItaly 104–8 Czech Republic (May 18,1994)
Biggest loseSouth Africa 101–0 Italy (June 19,1999 )
Grand SlamsN/A
Triple CrownsN/A
Wooden Spoons13 times

Italy Six Nations Matches

Round 1

Scotland vs Italy – Feb 2, 2.15 pm at Edinburgh

Round 2

Italy vs Wales – Feb 9, 4.45 pm at Rome

Round 3

Italy vs Ireland – 24, 3.00 pm at Rome

Round 4

England vs Italy – Mar 9, 4.45 pm at Twickenham

Round 5

Italy vs France – Mar 16, 12.30 pm at Rome

Italy Full Team Squads

Take a look 31-man squad of the Italy rugby union team.

PlayersPlayers
Luca Bigi (Hooker)Maxime Mbanda (Flanker)
Oliviero Fabiani (Hooker)Sebastian Negri (Flanker)
Leonardo Ghiraldini (Hooker)Sergio Parisse (c)(Number 8)
Simone Ferrari (Prop)Braam Steyn (Number 8)
Andrea Lovotti (Prop)Edoardo Gori (Scrum-half)
Tiziano Pasquali (Prop)Marcello Violi (Scrum-half)
Nicola Quaglio (Prop)Tommaso Allan (Fly-half)
Marco Riccioni (Prop)Carlo Canna (Fly-half)
George Biagi (Lock)Ian McKinley (Fly-half)
Dean Budd (Lock)Tommaso Benvenuti (Centre)
Federico Ruzza (Lock)Giulio Bisegni (Centre)
Alessandro Zanni (Lock)Tommaso Boni (Centre)
Renato Giammarioli (Flanker)Tommaso Castello (Centre)
Giovanni Licata (Flanker)Mattia Bellini (Wing)
Matteo Minozzi (Wing)Jayden Hayward (Fullback)
Edoardo Padovani (Fullback)