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The 39-year-old former hooker from Padova was firmly established in Italy’s front row when they downed Ireland 22-15 in March 20…

Jon Newcombe
05 Mar 2024, 8:31

Italian hooker, Leonardo Ghiraldini, who won 107 caps for the Azzuri, has called time on a 14-year Test career.

Ian Cameron
24 Jan 2021, 12:27

Wales-born Stephen Varney made appearances off the Italy bench in Nations Cup games against Scotland and France last month.

03 Dec 2020, 13:23

Expect Bordeaux to take the frustration of last season out on their opponents this time around, but how well will they handle the …

James Harrington
17 Aug 2020, 3:47

Italian rugby fans have voted for the 'ideal' Italy XV of the Six Nations, with just three current players making the cut.

Online Editors
16 May 2020, 9:51

The 2019 Rugby World Cup has finally come to a close, with South Africa crowned champions for the third time. What were the highs …

Online Editors
03 Nov 2019, 0:02

People safety absolutely has to be paramount but it’s only natural to question World Rugby’s contingency plans when simply awa…

Andy Goode
11 Oct 2019, 8:33

Never work with animals, small babies and 1400km-wide biblically-sized typhoons. That old adage routinely does the rounds in live …

Owain Jones
10 Oct 2019, 13:20

Saturday's fixture versus New Zealand was expected to be Sergio Parisse's Test level swansong, but the cancellation of the match i…

Josh Raisey
10 Oct 2019, 7:45

Conor O'Shea took his team to train as normal on Thursday morning only to devastatingly find out later that Italy's match on Satur…

Online Editors
10 Oct 2019, 4:54

Conor O'Shea has named his 31-man Italy Rugby World Cup squad for Japan - and there are some significant casualties.

Ian Cameron
18 Aug 2019, 7:40

Three uncapped players have been included in Italy's squad for their warm-up matches against Ireland and Russia, alongside 2018's …

Online Editors
01 Aug 2019, 22:40

Two days after Wales led the way with their World Cup training squad announcement, Conor O'Shea has followed suit by unveiling the…

Online Editors
02 May 2019, 12:51

Sam Matavesi hails from a family with a rich rugby pedigree and he is now set for the temporary transfer of a lifetime with a move…

Online Editors
07 Apr 2019, 4:41

We're still six months away from the start of the 2019 World Cup in Japan, but the just-finished Six Nations provided multiple poi…

Liam Heagney
17 Mar 2019, 11:11

Conor O'Shea has opted to shake things up as Italy try to end a 20-game losing streak in the Six Nations when France visit Rome on…

Online Editors
14 Mar 2019, 8:48