Italy

Luca Bigi appointed Italy captain for Six Nations Championship

Italy have confirmed hooker Luca Bigi as captain for the upcoming Six Nations tournament that begins on 1st February.
21 January 2020

Italy legend Sergio Parisse set to retire from international rugby during Six Nations

Italy great Sergio Parisse will retire from international rugby in Rome during the upcoming Six Nations tournament that kicks-off on 1st February.
8 January 2020

RFU appoint Conor O'Shea as new Director of Performance Rugby

Former Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has been appointed as the new Director of Performance Rugby of Rugby Football Union.
30 November 2019

Franco Smith to be in charge of Italy in Six Nations 2020

Former South Africa international Franco Smith has been appointed as the head coach of Italy for the upcoming Six Nations tournament that kicks-off in February.
22 November 2019

Conor O'Shea steps down as Italy head coach

The Italian Rugby Federation has confirmed that head coach Conor O'Shea has stepped down from his role with Italy before his contract came to an end.
18 November 2019

Seb Negri Column: There is a lot of excitement to be back on the biggest stage in Europe

In his latest TRU column, Benetton and Italy’s Seb Negri reflects on the Rugby World Cup as well as his experience in Japan plus, he discusses the Pro14 and the upcoming European Champions Cup.
14 November 2019

Italy captain Sergio Parisse slams World Rugby's decision to cancel game against New Zealand

Italy skipper Sergio Parisse slammed World Rugby's decision to cancel their World Cup game against New Zealand in Aichi following Typhoon Hagibis.
11 October 2019

England-France Pool C clash cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis

World Rugby has confirmed that the Pool C World Cup clash between England and France to be played in Yokohama has been called-off due to Super Typhoon Hagibis.
10 October 2019

Italy props Andrea Lovotti and Nicola Quaglio suspended for three games

Italy's chances of progressing to the quarter-finals in the ongoing Rugby World Cup has taken a major blow with props Nicola Quaglio and Andrea Lovotti suspended for three games following their dangerous tackle in the recently concluded World Cup game against South Africa in Shizuoka.
7 October 2019

Italy prop Nicola Quaglio cited for tackle on Duane Vermeulen

Italy props Nicola Quaglio and Andrea Lovotti are set to face a disciplinary hearing in Tokyo on Sunday following an incident in the recently concluded World Cup game against South Africa in Shizuoka.
5 October 2019

South Africa strengthen quarter-final hopes with 3-49 win over 14-men Italy

South Africa came up with a seven try performance as they eased past a 14-men Italy with a 3-44 victory in their Pool B World Cup encounter in Shizuoka on Friday.
4 October 2019

Rassie Erasmus wary of Italy threat ahead of must-win game

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus admitted that there is pressure on the Springboks as they line-up against Italy in a must-win World Cup game in Shizuoka on Friday.
4 October 2019

Seb Negri Column: South Africa gave a lot to my family

Italy’s Seb Negri reveals why coming up against South Africa will be a special moment for him.
3 October 2019

Sergio Parisse set to make Italy record against South Africa in Shizuoka

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has confirmed his side's matchday squad for the upcoming World Cup game against South Africa with the spotlight on skipper Sergio Parisse.
3 October 2019

South Africa make 10 changes for Italy clash

South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has made 10 changes to the starting line-up for the upcoming World Cup game against Italy to be played in Shizuoka on Friday.
1 October 2019

Italy score seven tries to cruise past Canada

Italy made it two wins from two at the Rugby World as they swept aside Canada in Fukuoka.
26 September 2019

Italy begin World Cup campaign with 47-22 win over Namibia

Italy kick-started their World Cup campaign off to a winning note as they defeated Namibia 47-22 in the Pool B clash at Hanazono Rugby Stadium on Sunday.
22 September 2019

Italy make nine changes for World Cup opener against Namibia

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has named the matchday squad for the World Cup opening game against Namibia to be played in Osaka this weekend.
20 September 2019

Seb Negri Column: To be part of a World Cup is special

Seb Negri is excited to be heading to Japan and here is his first TRU column of the tournament.
18 September 2019

Rugby World Cup Pool B Preview

TRU’s Joe Harvey previews Pool B which begins with New Zealand v South Africa.
18 September 2019