Rugby-World Cup-Italy

Rugby-World Cup-Italy
By Reuters

11/09/2019 at 07:00Updated 11/09/2019 at 07:02

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on the Italy squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where they will compete in Pool B:

ITALY

World ranking: 14

Coach: Conor O'Shea (Ireland)

Captain: Sergio Parisse

Squad:

Forwards - Simone Ferrari, Andrea Lovotti, Tiziano Pasquali, Nicola Quaglio, Marco Riccioni, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Oliviero Fabiani, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Dean Budd, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Alessandro Zanni, Maxime Mbanda, Sebastian Negri, Sergio Parisse, Jake Polledri, Abraham Steyn

Backs - Callum Braley, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tito Tebaldi, Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Tommaso Benvenuti, Michele Campagnaro, Luca Morisi, Mattia Bellini, Giulio Bisegni, Jayden Hayward, Matteo Minozzi, Edoardo Padovani

WORLD CUP RECORD

W - 11, L - 17, D - 0

Tournaments: 8

Last World Cup: Pool stage (2015)

Best finish: Pool stage (1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)

WORLD CUP POOL B FIXTURES

Sept 22 Italy v Namibia Osaka

Sept 26 Italy v Canada Fukuoka

Oct 4 South Africa v Italy Fukuroi

Oct 12 New Zealand v Italy Toyota

RESULTS IN 2019

Feb 2 Scotland 33-20 Italy

Feb 9 Italy 15-26 Wales

Feb 24 Italy 16-26 Ireland

Mar 9 England 57-14 Italy

Mar 16 Italy 14-25 France

Aug 10 Ireland 29-10 Italy

Aug 17 Italy 85-15 Russia

Aug 30 France 47-19 Italy

Sept 6 England 37-0 Italy (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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