Starting from the inaugural tournament during the year 1987, rugby team of Italy played in each of the Rugby World Cup tournaments. The team has successfully completed its third position in the complete pool during each of the rugby tournaments, excluding in the year 1999, i.e. the single tournament where Italian rugby players lost multiple numbers of games. As the team fails to retain its first and second position in their pools, they failed to qualify to play in quarterfinals.
Italy Rugby World Cup Squad, Fixtures, Guide and Group
Italian rugby team qualifying for the World Cup will get more opportunities to knock down the Colosseum as compared to be the winner of Rugby World Cup 2019. If you have a look at the scenario of Italy’s rugby team performance since the Rugby World Cup of 2015, you will find the team has secured 5wins in total with 24defeats.
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Italian rugby players were one among the total 12 automatic qualifiers for the upcoming 2019 tournament.
Key Players of Italy Rugby Team
Sergio Parisse is the long-term lucky player of Italian rugby team. In addition, Matteo Minozzi will responsible for embodying the brio of Italy’s young brigades.
Conor O’Shea: Coach of Italy Rugby Team
Conor O’Shea is the coach of Italian rugby team for Rugby World Cup.
Maintaining strong possessions has always remained a big challenge in front of the Rugby World Cup team of Italy, as the players have to rack up with various tackles. Besides this, poor finishing in the game is a prime weakness prevails in the Italian rugby team. However, according to the coach, accuracy in the game may improve once the youngsters of the team gains experience from the test.
Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
Italy World Cup Rugby team will play against Ireland at Aviva Stadium on August 10 and against England at St. James Park of Newcastle on September 6. Other than this, Italy has warm-up matches against France and Russia but the date is until now not confirmed.
Italy rugby team is in Group B with Canada, Namibia, South Africa and New Zealand.
ITV is the official broadcast channel for Rugby world cup 2019. In Italy you can watch all matches on Rai Sport.