June International Tours

Italians for Nations Cup



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Marzio Zanato, coach of Italy A, has announced his 26-man squad for the new International Rugby Board competition, the Nations Cup, which will be played as a tournament in Bucharest in June.

Italy and Argentina will be represented by their A teams, South Africa’s by the emerging Springboks. Hosts Romania, Namibia and Georgia will have their national teams, which will help their preparation for the World Cup.

Italy A will gather in Treviso on 31 May.

Several of the players have played for the Italian national team – Matteo Barbini, Cristian Bezzi, David Dal Maso, Ezio Galon, Ludovico Nitoglia, Argentinian Luciano Orquera, Antonio and Enrico Pavanello, New Zealander Aaron Persico, Walter Pozzebon, Michele Rizzo and Michele Sepe who was 19 when he made his debut for Italy.

Paul Derbyshire was the captain of Italy’s Under-21 side this year.

Italy A squad: Matteo Barbini (Benetton Treviso), Alessio Battisti (Almaviva Ur Capitolina), Cristian Bezzi (Arix Viadana), Aldo Birchall (Arix Viadana), Paolo Buso (Cammi Calvisano), Lorenzo Cittadini (Cammi Calvisano), David Dal Maso (Cammi Calvisano), Paul Derbyshire (Rolly Gran Parma), Luigi Ferraro (Arix Viadana), Alessio Galante (Rolly Gran Parma), Ezio Galon (Overmach Parma), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Cammi Calvisano), Nicola Leonardi (Carrera Petrarca Padova), Andrea Marcato (Benetton Treviso), Luigi Milani (Arix Viadana), Ludovico Nitoglia (Cammi Calvisano), Luciano Orquera (Brive), Pino Patelli (Cammi Calvisano), Antonio Pavanello (Benetton Treviso), Enrico Pavanello (Benetton Treviso), Aaron Persico (Cammi Calvisano), Walter Pozzebon (Bristol Rugby), Michele Rizzo (Carrera Petrarca Padova), Marco Rosa (Infinito L’Aquila), Michele Sepe (Almaviva Ur Capitolina), Mario Vella (Arix Viadana)


5 June

Italy A vs Argentina A
Georgia vs Namibia
Emerging Springboks vs Romania

10 June

Argentina A vs Namibia
Georgia vs Emerging Springboks
Italy A vs Romania

16 June

Italy A vs Georgia
Argentina A vs Emerging Springboks
Romania vs Namibia


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