Treviso is the Italian rugby stronghold, with a density of rugby players that rivals the world's biggest rugby hotspots. More in general, rugby in Italy has grown particularly strong in the Veneto region, to which Treviso belongs. The territory that used to be the Republic of Venice until 1797, and later until 1866, has a … Leggi tutto Away game in Treviso? Plenty more than rugby awaits you
Parma is a beautiful city located in the centre-north of Italy, famous among Italians for its central role in the food industry. Every one knows Parma ham in the world, as well as the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and these are only two of the important contributions of this city to the Italian food culture. The … Leggi tutto Away game in Parma? Here’s what the city has to offer
Nowadays you can't win much in rugby if you're proficient in one aspect of the game only, be it offense or defense. You've got to bring your "A" game when getting closer to the opponents 22 and at the same time defend in full strength from the second you lose the ball. Attacking is nothing … Leggi tutto URC defenses and attacks: who’s got the best of both worlds?
Disclaimer: I am Italian and I am disappointed by how my team showed up in Batumi. A by-and-large strong Italian side, although with many adjustments that made me shake in my boots, lost 28-19 against a solid Georgia in what is called "the Las Vegas of the Black Sea". The stadium was full, the crowd … Leggi tutto The Georgian win over Italy is a cry for inclusion from tier 2 rugby
The production of young, high-level talent in the Italian rugby movement has been since long restricted to a single national academy gathering the very best athletes on a yearly invitational basis. Recently, the production of players seemingly ready for professional rugby has substantially increased and this has been noticed by many, with Italy U20 consistently … Leggi tutto Italian rugby academies towards a substantial reform
This article is intended for a non-Italian audience. It happens every year, at least in recent times. During the weeks of the Six Nations tournament supporters from the Home Nations and France repeat the adagio: why is Italy even involved, since they aren't level with the others? We've lost more than 30 matches in a … Leggi tutto Dissecting the Italian rugby movement