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The Italy national rugby sevens team has occasionally competed in the IRB Sevens World Series since the series' was introduced in 1999, although they do not participate in every leg. Their first (and currently only) ever points in the World Series came in 2003, when they scored four points in the Cardiff leg of the series. Italy also competes in the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series each summer.

Italy
UnionItalian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s)Azzurri
Coach(es)Andrew Vilk
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances3 (First in 1993)
Best result17th 1993, 2005

Italy also plays qualifying matches for two quadrennial tournaments—the Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Summer Olympics. Italy has participated in the Sevens World Cup multiple times, but has not qualified for the Olympics.

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Tournament historyEdit

Rugby World Cup SevensEdit

Rugby World Cup Sevens Record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
  1993 Pool Stage 17th 5 1 4 0
 1997 Did Not Qualify
  2001
  2005 Bowl Winner 17th 8 3 4 1
  2009 Bowl Quarter-Finals 21st 4 1 3 0
  2013 Did Not Qualify
  2018
Total 0 Titles 3/7 17 5 11 1

Sevens Grand Prix SeriesEdit

Sevens Grand Prix Series Record
Year Round Position
  2002 Not played
  2003 Pool Stage N.C.
  2004 Runners-Up 2nd
  2005 Third Place 3rd
  2006 Third Place 3rd
  2007 Sixth Place 6th
  2008 Fifth Place 5th
  2009 Third Place 3rd
  2010 Seventh Place 7th
  2011 Seventh Place 7th
  2012 Ninth Place 9th
    2013 Fifth Place 5th
  2014 Eleventh Place 11th
  2015 Eleventh Place 11th
  2016 Sixth Place 6th
  2017 Tenth Place 10th
  2018 Seventh Place 7th
    2019 Fifth Place 5th

Current squadEdit

Squad to the 2019 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series:[1]

Squad to the 2019 Rugby Europe Sevens Olympic Qualifying Tournament:[2]


*Member of F.I.R. Academy

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Federazione Italiana Rugby official site
  • "France and Italy win in Europe". irbsevens.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-28.