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The Azzurri are going with youth as they seek their first Six Nations win since 2015

Jamie Lyall
05 Feb, 11:36

Beaten last time out by Wales a Llanelli, Italy have opted to change six of their XV for this Saturday's Six Nations clash with Fr…

Liam Heagney
04 Feb, 10:34

Franco Smith has named a squad largely similar to the group selected for the autumn international window, with the addition of six…

Online Editors
25 Jan, 10:13

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

03 Dec, 13:23

Italy are on a horrible losing streak in the Six Nations and things won't get any easier with title-chasing England in Rome on Sat…

Online Editors
29 Oct, 13:05

Ireland began the Six Nations restart with a 50-17 win over Italy, but they will fear they have left title door open for England t…

Liam Heagney
24 Oct, 12:48

Matches haven't been played in the Guinness PRO14 since March 1 but it roars back into action with six games this weekend... here …

Online Editors
21 Aug, 8:31

Buoyed by their resilience in the 22-35 round two defeat to France in Paris, interim head coach Franco Smith has kept the faith wi…

Online Editors
20 Feb, 9:59

New Azzurri boss Franco Smith has opted not to make wholesale changes following last weekend 42-0 beating at Wales. 

Online Editors
07 Feb, 10:35

Interim Azzurri boss Franco Smith has pulled a surprise by including an uncapped lock who has featured in the local Italian league…

Online Editors
30 Jan, 9:30

Benetton came from behind to edge out Lyon 25-22 and record their first Heineken Champions Cup victory of the campaign.

Online Editors
14 Dec, 10:38

The established pattern for World Cup red card suspensions - a six-week entry point reduced to three weeks through mitigation - ha…

Online Editors
31 Oct, 8:00

The majority of the red card punishments handed out at the World Cup have resulted in three-week bans and the same sanction has be…

Online Editors
24 Oct, 7:45

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, 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, 12:51

Italy have named Ian McKinley in their squad for the November Tests despite losing sight in an eye six years ago.

Alex Fisher
Alex Fisher
11 Oct, 6:07