Italy hooker Ornel Gega retires after long-term knee injury

2020-01-20 22:01

Italy hooker Ornel Gega called time on his rugby career after "two long years of suffering" following surgery on a knee injury.

Cheetahs kicking, skills guru to assist Italy

2020-01-20 12:21

Albert Keuris, the Cheetahs' kicking and skills coach, will assist the Italian national side as they prepare for the Six Nations.

Shock as Italy omit veteran Parisse for Six Nations

2020-01-13 17:09

Italy legend Sergio Parisse was not named in the 35-man squad for the Six Nations tournament.

Franco Smith appointed interim Italy rugby head coach

2019-11-21 17:16

South African Franco Smith has been appointed interim head coach of Italy's rugby team for next year's Six Nations.

O'Shea resigns as Italy coach

2019-11-17 07:24

Conor O'Shea has resigned from his role as Italy head coach with immediate effect, the Italian rugby federation announced.

Italy back among the elite with Euro 2020 berth

2019-10-13 07:00

Italy punched their ticket to Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win over Greece in Rome on Saturday to turn the page on their failure to qualify for the last World Cup.

Test would've gone ahead if NZ needed the points - Parisse

2019-10-10 12:30

Italy captain Sergio Parisse has slammed the decision to cancel his side's Rugby World Cup match against New Zealand because of Super Typhoon Hagibis.

2 key Rugby World Cup fixtures cancelled over typhoon fears

2019-10-10 06:38

Rugby World Cup organisers have taken the unprecedented step of cancelling two matches as Super Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Japan.


Hooker Luca Bigi to captain Italy in Six Nations

2020-01-20 16:26

Zebre hooker Luca Bigi has been selected to captain Italy in the Six Nations, taking over from the retiring Sergio Parisse.

Italy's Zaniolo undergoes successful surgery on ruptured ACL

2020-01-13 22:54

Rising star Nicolo Zaniolo has undergone successful surgery on a cruciate ligament injury which could rule the Italy international out of Euro 2020.

Giggs: Wales' best chance is 'if Italy play the reserves'

2019-11-30 22:13

Wales coach Ryan Giggs joked Saturday that the best way of beating Italy at Euro 2020 would be if they "play the reserves".

Italy crush Armenia 9-1 to perfect Euro 2020 qualifying

2019-11-19 06:52

Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Zaniolo scored a brace each as Italy wrapped up their perfect Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a crushing win over Armenia.

Mancini's Italy visit 'wounded' Venice

2019-11-16 18:44

Roberto Mancini's Italian national football team travelled to flood-hit Venice, the morning after extending their winning streak in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Balotelli left out of Italy squad by Mancini

2019-11-08 20:44

Mario Balotelli was not included in Roberto Mancini's squad for Italy's final Euro 2020 qualifiers, despite the president of the country's football federation wanting him selected.

Italy hammer Liechtenstein for perfect Euro 2020 run and record

2019-10-16 07:10

Andrea Belotti scored a second-half brace as already-qualified Italy overran Liechtenstein to stretch their perfect run in Euro 2020 qualifying to eight games.

Keeper rivalry heats up as Italy close in on Euro 2020

2019-10-11 07:46

The rivalry between Italy's top two goalkeepers Gianluigi Donnarumma and Salvatore Sirigu is heating up ...

O'Shea rues 'horrible' end to Italy's World Cup campaign

2019-10-10 11:05

Italy coach Conor O'Shea was left lamenting a "horrible" end to the Azzurri's Rugby World Cup campaign after their final pool match against New Zealand was called off.

Springbok win over Italy: 5 talking points

2019-10-07 07:25

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following South Africa's 49-3 Rugby World Cup win over Italy in Fukuroi City.

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