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#Azzurri

# azzurri - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

From The42 Boost for Ireland U21s as Italy suffer shock loss to Sweden Azzurri

Boost for Ireland U21s as Italy suffer shock loss to Sweden

The Italians are now three points behind Ireland with one game in hand.

# azzurri - Monday 7 September, 2020

From The42 Impressive Italy win in Amsterdam, Scots stutter to beat patchwork Czechs Oranje Crushed

Impressive Italy win in Amsterdam, Scots stutter to beat patchwork Czechs

Andy Robertson was instrumental in Scotland’s 2-1 win.

# azzurri - Friday 4 October, 2019

From The42 Italy include most of their star names in squad for clash with Irish U21s in Dublin Azzurri

Italy include most of their star names in squad for clash with Irish U21s in Dublin

Roma’s brilliant midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo misses out, however.

From The42 Shades of Mealamu and Umaga as Italian prop sees red in loss to Springboks Off This post contains videos

Shades of Mealamu and Umaga as Italian prop sees red in loss to Springboks

South Africa wrapped up the bonus point after Lovotti and Quaglio combined to spear Duane Vermeulen.

# azzurri - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

From The42 'He’s brilliant and he’s a legend': Italy must do everything to hang onto O'Shea, says Goosen Azzurri

'He’s brilliant and he’s a legend': Italy must do everything to hang onto O'Shea, says Goosen

Defence coach Marius Goosen believes it is paramount that the Azzurri hang onto O’Shea.

# azzurri - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

From The42 Italy deny Cheetahs claim that Smith will succeed Conor O'Shea after World Cup Azzurri

Italy deny Cheetahs claim that Smith will succeed Conor O'Shea after World Cup

Irishman O’Shea has been in charge since 2016.

# azzurri - Friday 22 February, 2019

From The42 Schmidt hopes to see Cronin grab opportunity after show of 'faith' Nugget

Schmidt hopes to see Cronin grab opportunity after show of 'faith'

The explosive Leinster hooker will make just a 10th start for Ireland, his first in the Six Nations.

# azzurri - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

From The42 McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad 6 Nations

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

Conor O’Shea will bring his squad together for training camp on 20 January.

# azzurri - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From The42 'Both sides went at it furiously': Italy withstand Brave Blossoms fightback to end season with victory Kobe Beef

'Both sides went at it furiously': Italy withstand Brave Blossoms fightback to end season with victory

Conor O’Shea’s men dominated the early stages and took a 19-3 lead before Japan were stirred into a reaction.

# azzurri - Monday 14 May, 2018

From The42 Italy name former City boss Mancini as new head coach Azzurri

Italy name former City boss Mancini as new head coach

The 64-year-old left his role with Zenit at the weekend.

# azzurri - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

From The42 Italy confirm Ancelotti talks over vacant manager's job Carlo Rising

Italy confirm Ancelotti talks over vacant manager's job

But the Azzurri have insisted there’s no front-runner yet.

# azzurri - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

From The42 'I’ll definitely talk with him' - Italy make Chelsea boss Conte their number one target Azzurri

'I’ll definitely talk with him' - Italy make Chelsea boss Conte their number one target

The former Juventus midfielder has held the role once before between 2014 and 2016.

# azzurri - Saturday 10 February, 2018

From The42 'I see myself as one of the older fellas': Influx of youth strenghtening Henshaw's leadership Make It Count

'I see myself as one of the older fellas': Influx of youth strenghtening Henshaw's leadership

The 24-year-old is happy to learn and teach to knit Ireland’s back-line together.

# azzurri - Friday 9 February, 2018

From The42 'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again Mental Skills

'When you're not able to do something, it becomes mental': McGrath ready to roar again

The loosehead prop took a look at his game in order to get back to enjoying himself on the field again.

# azzurri - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

From The42 Hard road ahead for Italy, but O'Shea willing to work for day in the sun 6 Nations

Hard road ahead for Italy, but O'Shea willing to work for day in the sun

We caught up with the Azzurri boss as a daunting Six Nations schedule looms, but Pro14 performances have shown that there is something brewing in Italy.

# azzurri - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From The42 'Italy should be guaranteed World Cup spot' - Lippi supports 'superpower' involvement Azzurri

'Italy should be guaranteed World Cup spot' - Lippi supports 'superpower' involvement

Presumably Ireland would be given a spot forever too?

# azzurri - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From The42 Ancelotti favourite to take over Italy as Ventura sacked after failure to qualify for World Cup Azzurri

Ancelotti favourite to take over Italy as Ventura sacked after failure to qualify for World Cup

It is the first time in 60 years that the four-time champions have missed out on the tournament .

# azzurri - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

From The42 De Rossi and Barzagli join Buffon in announcing Italy retirement Ciao

De Rossi and Barzagli join Buffon in announcing Italy retirement

The Azzurri veterans confirmed they’re stepping aside after seeing their hopes of playing at the 2018 World Cup dashed by Sweden.

# azzurri - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From The42 'We're Italy, we'll qualify,' insists under-pressure boss Ventura Azzurri

'We're Italy, we'll qualify,' insists under-pressure boss Ventura

Sweden head to Milan with a one-goal advantage.

# azzurri - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From The42 Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut Comeback

Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut

McKinley scored an important second half penalty as Italy earned their first Test win of 2017.

# azzurri - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The42 Cheika chops six as wounded Wallabies turn sights on Italy Moore The Merrier

Cheika chops six as wounded Wallabies turn sights on Italy

Conor O’Shea is still ruing a missed opportunity against Fiji as he takes his team to Brisbane.

# azzurri - Saturday 11 March, 2017

From The42 Four-try France leave Italy with a wooden spoon and no points on the board 6 Nations

Four-try France leave Italy with a wooden spoon and no points on the board

Gael FIckou and Virimi Vakatawa were on form to inflict another defeat on Conor O’Shea’s Azzurri.

# azzurri - Friday 10 March, 2017

From The42 Parisse warns Italy may continue with controversial tactics No Ruck

Parisse warns Italy may continue with controversial tactics

Conor O’Shea’s no ruck plan may be back tomorrow against France.

# azzurri - Thursday 9 March, 2017

From The42 Castres star Dupont set for France debut against Italy Team-sheets

Castres star Dupont set for France debut against Italy

Conor O’Shea has made three changes from the impressive performance in Twickenham.

# azzurri - Monday 27 February, 2017

From The42 O'Shea delighted by England's eventual show of respect as Italy refuse to be taken to the cleaners Azzurri

O'Shea delighted by England's eventual show of respect as Italy refuse to be taken to the cleaners

“We will dig our way out of this hole by thinking differently..”

# azzurri - Saturday 11 February, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland ran in nine tries against Italy in Rome.

# azzurri - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From The42 'People might laugh, but in a few years we'll be a very good team' -- Conor O'Shea Blue Sky Thinking

'People might laugh, but in a few years we'll be a very good team' -- Conor O'Shea

Italy’s head coach says his side have ‘a mountain to climb’ against his home nation this weekend.

# azzurri - Monday 6 February, 2017

From The42 Parisse ready to shrug off neck concern ahead of Ireland clash Talisman

Parisse ready to shrug off neck concern ahead of Ireland clash

The focal point of Italy’s game will be in place this weekend.

# azzurri - Saturday 27 August, 2016

From The42 Teenager Donnarumma becomes youngest Italian to win senior call-up in over 100 years Remarkable

Teenager Donnarumma becomes youngest Italian to win senior call-up in over 100 years

The 17-year-old only made his AC Milan debut last October.

# azzurri - Monday 20 June, 2016

From The42 'It's not a pointless game' - Italy may have qualified for last 16 but won't be going easy on Ireland Azzurri

'It's not a pointless game' - Italy may have qualified for last 16 but won't be going easy on Ireland

Midfielder Daniele De Rossi says they are out for maximum points when they take on the Boys in Green on Wednesday.

# azzurri - Friday 25 March, 2016

From The42 Italy confirm Conor O'Shea as new head coach on four-year contract Irish Abroad

Italy confirm Conor O'Shea as new head coach on four-year contract

O’Shea will take the IRFU’s Stephen Aboud with him to oversee development in the country.

# azzurri - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From The42 Brunel's Italy usher in 10 uncapped players for Six Nations campaign Azzurri

Brunel's Italy usher in 10 uncapped players for Six Nations campaign

Sergio Parisse will lead the Italian challenge again.

# azzurri - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

From The42 'Don't wake me up, let me enjoy the dream': The eternal sadness of Toto Schillaci Wild Eyes

'Don't wake me up, let me enjoy the dream': The eternal sadness of Toto Schillaci

The Italian striker lit up the 1990 World Cup but everything unraveled afterwards.

# azzurri - Thursday 19 November, 2015

20 years ago today, an unknown 17-year-old goalkeeper was handed his debut by Parma

Inevitably, Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean-sheet in November 1995.

# azzurri - Sunday 4 October, 2015

From The42 Ireland secure place in World Cup quarter-finals with tense victory at the Olympic Stadium Rwc 15

Ireland secure place in World Cup quarter-finals with tense victory at the Olympic Stadium

Keith Earls became Ireland’s all-time leading World Cup try-scorer with first-half try

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Rugby World Cup

A group of familiar faces stand between Ireland and a place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. Come and get it.

# azzurri - Thursday 1 October, 2015

From The42 Ireland v Italy: 3 times the sides have memorably clashed Memory Lane

Ireland v Italy: 3 times the sides have memorably clashed

This is the 25th meeting between the sides – and there have been a few classics.

# azzurri - Friday 4 September, 2015

From The42 'Not every donut will have a hole': Trap was co-commentator on Italian TV & everyone loved it Caught In A Trap

'Not every donut will have a hole': Trap was co-commentator on Italian TV & everyone loved it

The former Republic of Ireland boss was a breath of fresh air.

# azzurri - Friday 6 February, 2015

From The42 Letter from Rome: A city alive to the joy of Six Nations rugby Azzurri

Letter from Rome: A city alive to the joy of Six Nations rugby

Our man in the Italian capital checks in ahead of the opening weekend of the Six Nations.

# azzurri - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From The42 Ireland Women head to Italy with six uncapped players in matchday squad New Era

Ireland Women head to Italy with six uncapped players in matchday squad

Jenny Murphy and Jackie Shiels form a new centre partnership.

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