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The future of Italian Rugby

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby jservuk » Sat, 09 Jun 2018, 16:55

Win for Japan.

Was this a full strength Italy side?

Does this mean Japan have a good chance of making the knock-out stages in 2019?

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 09 Jun 2018, 17:05

It was a pretty decent selection for Italy, at least bearing in mind their team form has been poor this year. Not sure how much Zanni plays in the 2nd row.


15 Matteo MINOZZI (Zebre Rugby Club, 8 caps) *

14 Tommaso BENVENUTI (Benetton Rugby, 50 caps) *

13 Michele CAMPAGNARO (Exeter Chiefs, 32 caps) *

12 Tommaso CASTELLO (Zebre Rugby Club, 10 caps)

11 Mattia BELLINI (Zebras Rugby Club, 13 caps) *

10 Tommaso ALLAN (Benetton Rugby, 38 caps)

9 Marcello VIOLI (Zebre Rugby Club, 13 caps) *

8 Abraham STEYN (Benetton Rugby, 19 caps)

7 Giovanni LICATA (Flame Gold Rugby, 5 caps) *

6 Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 7 caps)

5 Dean BUDD (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)

4 Alessandro ZANNI (Benetton Rugby, 104 caps)

3 Tiziano PASQUALI (Benetton Rugby, 7 caps)

2 Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Stade Toulousain, 94 caps) - captain

1 Andrea LOVOTTI (Zebre Rugby Club, 25 caps) *

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16 Luca BIGI (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)

17 Federico ZANI (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)

18 Giosuè ZILOCCHI (Patarò Calvisano, newcomer) *

19 George BIAGI (Zebre Rugby Club, 21 caps)

20 Marco FUSER (Benetton Rugby, 27 caps) *

21 Jake POLLEDRI (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)

22 Tito TEBALDI (Benetton Rugby, 23 caps)

23 Jayden HAYWARD (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Sat, 09 Jun 2018, 18:41

jservuk wrote:Win for Japan.

Was this a full strength Italy side?

Does this mean Japan have a good chance of making the knock-out stages in 2019?



The match v Scotland will probably be crucial to that. I'm not sure if this result changes that or not.

It is Japan's record win versus a 6N side, so definitely a positive. Fingers crossed Japan will get the same "rub of the green" that T1 nations usually get at home and can make a real mark on the tournament.

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby rey200 » Sat, 09 Jun 2018, 21:13

I have no doubts that Japan should be considered a T1 nation by now.

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 20:03

Interesting that Italy chose 6 forwards.
Anyone know if highlights are available? Nothing on youtube!

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby 4N » Sun, 10 Jun 2018, 20:41

Full match

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby rugby.change » Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 02:11

I bet Georgia are licking their lips over the upcoming November test against the Italians.

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