Smith moved upstairs as All Blacks World Cup winner Crowley take charge of Italy
Results didn't improve for Italy under Franco Smith so they have changed tack again by appointing ex-All Blacks back Kieran Crowley.
Former Scotland scrum coach and Italy international Massimo Cuttitta dies aged 54
World Rugby's rankings system comes under fire as England move to third
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The Italy national rugby union team, also known by rugby fans as the Azzurri, are one of Europe’s finest sides. They represent the country of Italy in the Six Nations Championship and they’ve featured in every edition of the Rugby World Cup since the tournament was founded in 1987.
Read on to discover more about the Italy national rugby union team. On this page, you’ll find all the team’s recent results and upcoming fixtures. We’ve also detailed the team’s history and outlined the latest news about the side