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.

Livid O'Shea slams 'crass stupidity' after Italy red card

2019-10-04 17:27

A furious Italy coach Conor O'Shea lambasted prop Andrea Lovotti for "crass stupidity" after his dangerous dump tackle on Duane Vermeulen.

As it happened | Springboks 49-3 Italy

2019-10-04 09:56

Recap the scoring in the Rugby World Cup encounter between South Africa and Italy from Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa.

Etzebeth assault case looms large as Boks brace for Italy

2019-10-03 08:36

Legal action against Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth looms large over South Africa in their crucial Rugby World Cup match against Italy.

Parisse back for Italy in crunch Springbok match

2019-10-02 08:48

Talismanic No 8 Sergio Parisse will become rugby union's second most capped player when he skippers Italy against South Africa.

Italy midfielder Pellegrini out for two months after foot surgery

2019-10-01 14:54

Italy international midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini has been ruled out for two months after undergoing foot surgery, his Serie A club Roma.

'No second chances' - Rassie warns Boks ahead of Italy clash

2019-10-01 08:06

Bok coach Rassie Erasmus warned there were no second chances as he named his team for their "do-or-die" match against Italy.


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.

Italy pair banned for Vermeulen tip-tackle

2019-10-06 13:20

Two Italian props received three-match bans for a joint tip-tackle on South African Duane Vermeulen that now leaves coach Conor O'Shea with a front-row headache.

Kolbe magic helps Springboks put one foot in World Cup quarters

2019-10-04 13:46

The Springboks have all-but secured their progression to the quarter-final stage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a comfortable victory over Italy.

Italy's Polledri: from Bristol sandwich shop to RWC star

2019-10-03 11:57

Jake Polledri's heady rise from working at a sandwich shop in western England to turning out for Italy at the World Cup continues unabated.

Boks v Italy: Remember Stefan's 5-try feast?

2019-10-02 12:35

Rob Houwing picks a quartet of most memorable clashes (from 14 in total) between Friday’s World Cup protagonists South Africa and Italy.

Vermeulen v Parisse in clash of No 8 titans

2019-10-02 06:44

When the Boks face Italy, it will pitch hard-hitting Duane Vermeulen against Sergio Parisse in a monstrous clash of No 8 titans.

Rassie expects 'major forward battle'

2019-10-01 10:43

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus expects a massive challenge from the Italian pack and has therefore opted to load his bench with forwards.

Beast, Bongi and Lood rewarded with Bok starts

2019-10-01 06:33

Front-rowers Tendai Mtawarira and Bongi Mbonambi, as well as lock Lood de Jager, have been promoted to the Springbok starting XV to face Italy.

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