Italy national under-20 rugby union team

Italy's national under-20 rugby union team has competed in both the IRB Junior World Championship and IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. They were one of four teams relegated in 2009 to the Junior World Trophy after finishing at the bottom of the tournament. They were again promoted to the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship after winning the 2010 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.

Italy under-20
UnionItalian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s)Azzurrini
Coach(es)Alessandro Troncon
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Ireland Ireland 6-0 Italy Italy
(1 February 2008)
Largest win
Italy Italy 33-10 Canada Canada
(21 June 2008)
Largest defeat
South Africa South Africa 65–3 Italy Italy
(9 June 2009)
World Cup
Appearances8 (First in 2008)
Best result8th 2017,2018

Italy finished in last place at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship and has again been relegated to the Junior World Trophy for 2013. Then they won the 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy so Italy will participate in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship that was to be played in New Zealand.

SquadEdit

Squad to the 2020 Six Nations Under 20s Championship[1] [2]

Forwards

 

Backs

*Member of F.I.R. Academy

ManagementEdit

  • Fabio Roselli - Head Coach
  • Claudio Appiani - Team Manager
  • Victor Jimenez - Assistant Coach
  • Giacomo Vigna - Fitness Coach
  • Nicola Cordioli - Physiotherapist
  • Roberto Alessandrini - Team Doctor
  • Paolo Granata - Assistant Manager
  • Niccolo Gaetaniello - Video Analyst
  • Andrea Nicotra - Committee Member

Tournament RecordEdit

Year Tournament Host Rank Result
2008 Junior World Championship   Wales 11th
2009 Junior World Championship   Japan 13th Relegated to 2010 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
2010 Junior World Trophy   Russia 1st Promoted to 2011 IRB Junior World Championship
2011 Junior World Championship   Italy 11th
2012 Junior World Championship   South Africa 12th Relegated to 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
2013 Junior World Trophy   Chile 1st Promoted to 2014 IRB Junior World Championship
2014 Junior World Championship   New Zealand 11th
2015 Junior World Championship   Italy 11th
2016 Junior World Championship   England 11th
2017 Junior World Championship   Georgia 8th
2018 Junior World Championship   France 8th
2019 Junior World Championship   Argentina 9th
2020 Junior World Championship   Italy TBC

F.I.R. AcademyEdit

During the regular season, many players of Under-20 are selected to play for F.I.R. Academy "Ivan Francescato" of Remedello, Brescia [3]. This team plays in Italian Serie A, Pool A.

ReferencesEdit