Italy A national rugby union team

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The Italy A national rugby union team (Italian: Nazionale A di rugby a 15 dell'Italia, also known as Italia Emergenti which means Emerging Italy) are the second national rugby union team in Italy after the national side.

Emerging Italy
UnionFederazione Italiana Rugby
Coach(es)Pasquale Presutti
Top scorerLuciano Orquera (119 Nations Cup Only)
Most triesMichele Sepe (4 Nations Cup Only)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Belgium  3-34  Italy B
(7 May 1964)
Largest win
Italy XV  102-3  Denmark
(1° November 1997)
Largest defeat
Italy A  17-45  England Saxons
(29 January 2011)

They competed in the IRB Nations Cup from 2006 until 2013, except in 2011 when they played the Churchill Cup. Since 2014 they participate in the IRB Tbilisi Cup.

From 2016 it plays in the World Rugby Nations Cup.

Tournament recordEdit

Year Tournament Host Rank
2006 IRB Nations Cup   Portugal 2nd
2007 IRB Nations Cup   Romania 5th
2008 IRB Nations Cup   Romania 4th
2009 IRB Nations Cup   Romania 2nd
2010 IRB Nations Cup   Romania 3rd
2011 Churchill Cup   England 3rd
2012 IRB Nations Cup   Romania 3rd
2013 IRB Nations Cup   Romania 2nd
2014 IRB Tbilisi Cup   Georgia 3rd
2015 World Rugby Tbilisi Cup   Georgia 2nd
2016 World Rugby Nations Cup   Romania 4th
2017 World Rugby Nations Cup   Uruguay 6th
2018 World Rugby Nations Cup   Uruguay 3rd

Current squadEdit

The 28-man squad for World Rugby Nations Cup, during Summer Internationals 2018.[1] On the 24 May Marco Capraro, Gianmarco Vian and Pierre Bruno substitute Andrea Bettin, Matteo Corazzi and Simone Rossi.[2]

Head Coach:   Pasquale Presutti

Note: Bold denotes players who are internationally capped.


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