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The future of Italian Rugby

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 14:16

Figaro wrote:
dwpeate wrote:Well Benetton played Cardiff at home in Italy so they've not actually done a three week tour at all. Cardiff on the other hand played both Italian teams on consecutive weekends in Italy.


:oops:

Well now I feel stupid.

It has improved a bit though - all the teams with two away games in South Africa stay around for a week; and the South Africans themselves get their games in home or away blocks.


So did Cardiff stay in Italy ;)
I mean September in Italy is absolutely great. Still warm enough to jump into the ocean as well.
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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 18 Sep 2018, 15:02

We have no ocean!

We have the seas: the Adriatic Sea, the Tirreno Sea, the Ionio Sea and the Mediterranean Sea :)

Anyway, even if Treviso had had three games in a row in Wales I think very few italian fans would have planned a voyage of one or two weeks to follow the team. We have still not this rugby culture/madness

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby Canalina » Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 06:29

Collocation of the 101 teams of serie C1 (italian third and penultimate category). Colors indicate the eight pools which compose the tournament; every pool will promote one team to serie B. Almost all the pools are composed by 12 teams, divided in two sub-pools; as example, Sardinia and Tuscany are in the same pool but play in two separated sub-pools, the winners of which will meet in the promotion final. The clubs are promoted from C2 on a geographical base, so it's normal that they are quite uniformly spread on the whole territory

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby victorsra » Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 18:33

Bankrupt L'Aquila Rugby merged with Gran Sasso (another club from L'Aquila) to form Unione L'Aquila. This means L'Aquila will have a club in Serie A

http://www.rugbymercato.it/unione-rugby ... nte-fatta/
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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 29 Sep 2018, 12:38

As every week, today the matches of italian Top 12 will be shown live on

https://www.federugby.it/index.php?opti ... 12&lang=it

Anyway the most important of the six matches is probably the one postponed to tomorrow: Viadana v Petrarca Padova

Calvisano (10 pts) leads the ranking ahead of Petrarca (9), Valorugby Emilia (9), Rovigo (6) and Fiamme Oro (6)

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 06 Oct 2018, 22:07

In the first four rounds of Top 12 (total: 24 matches) no one drop goal has been scored.
Almost no one player attempts drop kicks; the only two attempts I've seen this season were in a situation of advantage, so the player drop-kicked "for free" because he was sure to keep the possession of the ball.
This type of marking became rare in your championship too?

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby sk 88 » Sun, 07 Oct 2018, 10:08

There have only been two I think in the first 6 rounds of Premiership Rugby. They have really gone out of fashion.

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby dwpeate » Sun, 07 Oct 2018, 12:54

I think there was a small spike of interest in the six nations a few seasons ago, can't remember which edition though. Soon petered out again. I think there have been a few scored and attempted in the pro14, including one that was charged down yesterday if I remember correctly.

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby Canalina » Sun, 07 Oct 2018, 14:12

I suppose the "culprits" are the nowadays defensive lines, so flat and assaulting.
Maybe also the importance given to the possession of the ball suggests to not attempt a kick with low average percentage of success. The two drop-kicks I've seen this season in italian Top 12 finished quite far from the posts

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby beber » Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 09:45

Squad for November tests

Piloni
Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 14 caps)
Andrea LOVOTTI (Zebre Rugby Club, 27 caps)*
Tiziano PASQUALI (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)
Nicola QUAGLIO (Benetton Rugby, 7 caps)*
Cherif TRAORE (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)*
Giosuè ZILOCCHI (Zebre Rugby Club, 1 cap)*

Tallonatori
Luca BIGI (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)
Oliviero FABIANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 6 caps)
Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Stade Toulousian, 96 caps)

Seconde Linee
George BIAGI (Zebre Rugby Club, 22 caps)
Dean BUDD (Benetton Rugby, 13 caps)
Marco FUSER (Benetton Rugby, 29 caps)*
Marco LAZZARONI (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)*
Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)*
Alessandro ZANNI (Benetton Rugby, 106 caps)

Flanker/n.8
Renato GIAMMARIOLI (Zebre Rugby Club, 2 caps)*
Johan MEYER (Zebre Rugby Club, esordiente)
Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)
Sergio PARISSE (Stade Francais Paris, 134 caps) – capitano
Jake POLLEDRI (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)
Abraham Jurgens STEYN (Benetton Rugby, 21 caps)
Jimmy TUIVAITI (Zebre Rugby Club, esordiente)

Mediani di Mischia
Guglielmo PALAZZANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 24 caps)
Tito TEBALDI (Benetton Rugby, 13 caps)
Marcello VIOLI (Zebre Rugby Club, 15 caps)*

Mediani di Apertura
Tommaso ALLAN (Benetton Rugby, 40 caps)
Carlo CANNA (Zebre Rugby Club, 29 caps)
Ian MCKINLEY (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)

Centri
Giulio BISEGNI (Zebre Rugby Club, 10 caps)
Michele CAMPAGNARO (Exeter Chiefs, 34 caps)*
Tommaso CASTELLO (Zebre Rugby Club, 12 caps)
Luca MORISI (Benetton Rugby, 16 caps)*

Ali/Estremi
Mattia BELLINI (Zebre Rugby Club, 14 caps)*
Tommaso BENVENUTI (Benetton Rugby, 52 caps)*
Jayden HAYWARD (Benetton Rugby, 10 caps)
Edoardo PADOVANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 14 caps)*
Luca SPERANDIO (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)*

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby Figaro » Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 10:37

Anyone know what happened to Leonardo Sarto? He was released by Glasgow at the end of last year and you'd have thought both Italian Pro14 teams would want to snap him up, but neither did.

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Re: The future of Italian Rugby

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 11:49

Figaro wrote:Anyone know what happened to Leonardo Sarto? He was released by Glasgow at the end of last year and you'd have thought both Italian Pro14 teams would want to snap him up, but neither did.


Still injured after two operations on his shoulder. Comeback due to be in december. Agent is already looking for teams. RWC hopes are still alive for him.

https://www.onrugby.it/2018/10/10/come- ... rdo-sarto/
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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