Italy A national rugby union team

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

Italy A
UnionFederazione Italiana Rugby
Coach(es)Alessandro Troncon
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 Six Nations "A" from 2000 to 2003, in the IRB Nations Cup from 2006 until 2013, except in 2011 when they played the Churchill Cup. They have also participated in the IRB Tbilisi Cup in 2014.

From 2016 to 2018 it played in the World Rugby Nations Cup.

Tournament recordEdit

Year Tournament Host Rank
2000 Six Nations "A" - 6th
2001 Six Nations "A" - 5th
2002 Six Nations "A" - 5th
2003 Six Nations "A" - 5th
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

On 10 January, the following players were called up for uncapped test against Romania A.[1]
On 17 January, D'Amico and Di Bartolomeo replace Hasa, Traorè, Manfredi and Krumov.[2]

Head Coach:   Alessandro Troncon


  1. ^ "ITALIA A, GLI AZZURRI CONVOCATI PER IL MATCH CONTRO LA ROMANIA A". Italy Rugby Union (in Italian). 10 January 2023. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  2. ^ "ITALIA "A", CONVOCATI I PILONI D'AMICO E DI BARTOLOMEO". Italy Rugby Union (in Italian). 17 January 2023. Retrieved 17 January 2023.

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