Italy

Postponed Six Nations games to be played in October

World Rugby has confirmed that the postponed games of this year's Men's and Women's Six Nations competitions will be conducted in October.
30 July 2020

Italy international Alessandro Zanni announces retirement to join Benetton's coaching panel

Italy international Alessandro Zanni has announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect to take up a coaching job with Benetton Treviso.
17 June 2020

Franco Smith appointed full-time Italy head coach

Italy have confirmed former South Africa international Franco Smith as the full-time head coach of the national side.
31 May 2020

Italy cancels remainder of domestic season

The Italian Rugby Federation has announced cancellation of the 2019/20 season following the pandemic coronavirus.
29 March 2020

TRU Six Pack, Isolation Edition - Seb Negri, Benetton/Italy

It's our Six Pack feature, but with a twist during these unprecedented times! We've asked our columnists, as well as some of the stars of the game, to answer six light-hearted questions during this self-isolation period.
23 March 2020

World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy cancelled

World Rugby has announced the cancellation of the upcoming World Rugby U20 Championship due to the pandemic coronavirus.
21 March 2020

Seb Negri Column: It has been a shock to all of us

In his latest column for TRU, Seb Negri discusses the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on Italian rugby, what the Azzurri can take from the Six Nations and the Hartpury footprint left on the Championships.
12 March 2020

England Men's and Women's Six Nations games against Italy postponed

England's clash against Italy in both the men's and women's Six Nations has been postponed following concerns over coronavirus.
5 March 2020

England's Six Nations clash against Italy in doubt as match set to be played in closed doors

England's final round of the Six Nations tournament against Italy scheduled in Rome is under doubt after the game was ordered to be played in closed doors after the outbreak of coronavirus.
5 March 2020

Scotland overcome Italy with 0-17 win

Scotland registered their first win in the ongoing Six Nations tournament as they overcame Italy with a 0-17 win in the third round at Stadio Olimpico.
22 February 2020

Scotland need to be more clinical in tournament defining game in Rome

There is no doubt that Italy’s interim head coach Franco Smith will have had February 22 circled in his diary for some time.
21 February 2020

Italy make one change for Scotland encounter

Italy head coach Franco Smith has made a solitary change to the starting line-up for the upcoming Six Nations clash against Scotland to be played at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.
21 February 2020

Erika enjoyed playing rugby in Scotland, now she hopes to play against them

21-year-old, Erika Skofca, has been converted into a loosehead prop in recent months and was on the bench for the Italians round one fixture against Wales.
20 February 2020

France go to top with 35-22 win over Italy

France successfully overcame a challenge from Italy as they maintained their winning start in the ongoing Six Nations with a 35-22 victory over Italy in Paris.
10 February 2020

Gregor Townsend to consider Finn Russell's inclusion ahead of Italy game

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend stated that he would reassess fly-half Finn Russell's involvement in the ongoing Six Nations tournament ahead of the third round clash against Italy.
8 February 2020

France make one change for clash against Italy

France head coach Fabien Galthie has made one change for the second round of the Six Nations clash against Italy to be played in Paris on Sunday.
7 February 2020

Wales blank Italy 42-0 in Six Nations opener

Wales came up with a dominating display as they blanked Italy 42-0 in the opening game of the Six Nations at Principality Stadium on Saturday.
2 February 2020

George North starts at centre for Wales against Italy

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has named George North at centre for the opening round of the Six Nations clash against Italy to be played at Principality Stadium on Saturday.
30 January 2020

Wales v Italy - Match 1 Six Nations 2020 - Game details

A fresh year, a fresh start with new coaches as Wales and Italy kick-start the proceedings in the Six Nations 2020 tournament at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.
29 January 2020

Seb Negri Column: I think it is an exciting opportunity for young players to put their hands up

In his first column of the Six Nations period, Seb Negri talks about life under a new head coach, his hopes for the future of Italian rugby and missing familiar faces.
28 January 2020