Italy Rugby World Cup Team 2015

2015 Italy Fixtures & Results at Rugby World Cup

19-Sep-15 France 32–10  Italy Twickenham Stadium, London
26-Sep-15 Italy 23-18  Canada Elland Road, Leeds
4-Oct-15 Ireland 16-9  Italy Olympic Stadium, London
11-Oct-15 Italy 32-22  Romania Sandy Park, Exeter

Points Table

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
Italy 2 1 0 1 3 33 50 –17 0 4

2015 Team Squad / Players

Player Position Date of Birth Caps Club/Province
Leonardo Ghiraldini Hooker 26 December 1984 78 England Leicester Tigers
Davide Giazzon Hooker 16 January 1986 21 Benetton Treviso
Andrea Manici Hooker 28 April 1990 13 Zebre
Matías Agüero Prop 13 February 1981 36 Unattached
Martin Castrogiovanni Prop 21 October 1981 113 France Racing
Dario Chistolini Prop 14 September 1988 11 Zebre
Lorenzo Cittadini Prop 17 December 1982 40 England Wasps
Michele Rizzo Prop 16 September 1982 19 England Leicester Tigers
Valerio Bernabò Lock 3 March 1984 25 Zebre
Joshua Furno Lock 21 October 1989 31 England Newcastle Falcons
Marco Fuser Lock 9 March 1991 5 Benetton Treviso
Quintin Geldenhuys Lock 19 June 1981 57 Zebre
Mauro Bergamasco Flanker 1 May 1979 104 Unattached
Simone Favaro Flanker 07 November 1988 24 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Francesco Minto Flanker 20 May 1987 19 Benetton Treviso
Samuela Vunisa Flanker 19 August 1988 8 England Saracens
Alessandro Zanni Flanker 31 January 1984 90 Benetton Treviso
Sergio Parisse (c) Number 8 12 September 1983 113 France Stade Français
Edoardo Gori Scrum-half 5 March 1990 43 Benetton Treviso
Guglielmo Palazzani Scrum-half 11 April 1991 11 Zebre
Marcello Violi Scrum-half 11 October 1993 2 Zebre
Tommaso Allan Fly-half 26 April 1993 17 France Perpignan
Carlo Canna Fly-half 25 August 1992 3 Zebre
Enrico Bacchin Centre 28 November 1992 3 Benetton Treviso
Tommaso Benvenuti Centre 12 December 1990 31 England Bristol
Michele Campagnaro Centre 13 March 1993 14 England Exeter Chiefs
Gonzalo Garcia Centre 18 February 1984 37 Zebre
Leonardo Sarto Wing 15 January 1992 19 Zebre
Giovanbattista Venditti Wing 27 March 1990 29 England Newcastle Falcons
Andrea Masi Fullback 30 March 1981 94 England Wasps
Luke McLean Fullback 29 June 1987 71 Benetton Treviso

Facts

Union Federazione Italiana Rugby
Nickname(s) Azzurri (Sky-Blues)
Ground(s) Stadio Olimpico
Coach(es) Jacques Brunel
Captain(s) Sergio Parisse
Most caps Sergio Parisse (112)
Top scorer Diego Dominguez (983)
Most tries Marcello Cuttitta (25)

 

First international
Spain 9 – 0 Italy (20 May 1929)
Largest win
Czech Republic 8 – 104 Italy (18 May 1994)
Largest defeat
South Africa 101–0 Italy (19 June 1999)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1987)
Best result Two wins during pool stages, 2003, 2007 and 2011

Italy at Rugby World Cup 2011

Fixtures & Results

Date & Time Team vs Team Stadiums
11/09 - 15:30 AustraliaAustralia 32-6 ItalyItaly Auckland
20/09 - 19:30 ItalyItaly 53-17 RussiaRussia Nelson
27/09 - 19:30 ItalyItaly 27-10 USAUSA Nelson
02/10 - 20:30 IrelandIreland 36-6 ItalyItaly Dunedin

2011 Team Squad

Player Position Caps Club/province
Carlo Festuccia Hooker 49 Racing Métro
Leonardo Ghiraldini Hooker 31 Benetton Treviso
Fabio Ongaro Hooker 74 Aironi
Martin Castrogiovanni Prop 71 Leicester Tigers
Lorenzo Cittadini Prop 4 Benetton Treviso
Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet Prop 7 Benetton Treviso
Andrea Lo Cicero Prop 81 Racing Métro
Salvatore Perugini Prop 75 Aironi
Valerio Bernabò Lock 15 Benetton Treviso
Carlo del Fava Lock 48 Aironi
Santiago Dellapè Lock 60 Racing Métro
Quintin Geldenhuys Lock 16 Aironi
Robert Barbieri Flanker 10 Benetton Treviso
Paul Derbyshire Flanker 8 Benetton Treviso
Josh Sole Flanker 46 Aironi
Alessandro Zanni Flanker 47 Benetton Treviso
Sergio Parisse (c) Number 8 72 Stade Français
Manoa Vosawai Number 8 7 Benetton Treviso
Pablo Canavosio Scrum-half 32 Aironi
Edoardo Gori Scrum-half 2 Benetton Treviso
Fabio Semenzato Scrum-half 0 Benetton Treviso
Tito Tebaldi Scrum-half 14 Aironi
Kristopher Burton Fly-half 4 Benetton Treviso
Luciano Orquera Fly-half 17 Brive
Gonzalo Canale Centre 61 Clermont
Gonzalo Garcia Centre 18 Benetton Treviso
Matteo Pratichetti Centre 22 Aironi
Alberto Sgarbi Centre 8 Benetton Treviso
Tommaso Benvenuti Wing 3 Benetton Treviso
Mirco Bergamasco Wing 76 Racing Métro
Andrea Masi Wing 55 Racing Métro
Luke McLean Fullback 24 Benetton Treviso

Italy Rugby Team Coaches

Coaches Tenure
Pierre Villepreux 1978–1981
Paolo Paladini – Marco Pulli 1981–1985
Marco Bollesan 1985–1988
Loreto Cucchiarelli 1988–1989
Bertrand Fourcade 1989–1993
Georges Coste 1993–1999
Massimo Mascioletti 1999–2000
Brad Johnstone 2000–2002
John Kirwan 2002–2005
Pierre Berbizier 2005–2007