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#Azzurri

# azzurri - Friday 26 February, 2021

Garbisi urges Italy to seize day against Ireland and avoid 30th straight loss
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Garbisi urges Italy to seize day against Ireland and avoid 30th straight loss

Feb 26th 2021, 8:58 AM 3,426 Views 5 Comments

The hosts haven’t beaten Ireland since the Six Nations in March 2013 in Rome.

# azzurri - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Italy team announced for Saturday's clash with Ireland
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Italy team announced for Saturday's clash with Ireland

Feb 25th 2021, 3:03 PM 6,324 Views 5 Comments

Head coach Franco Smith has selected the same XV that started in their defeat to England.

# azzurri - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Change must come at the top in Italian rugby, says Castrogiovanni
# Structure
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# Structure

Change must come at the top in Italian rugby, says Castrogiovanni

Oct 18th 2020, 12:49 PM 11,066 Views 3 Comments

As for the prospects of Georgia replacing Italy in the Six Nations, well, talk is cheap.

# azzurri - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Italy scrum-half Stephen Varney positive for Covid-19 ahead of Ireland fixture
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# Blue Flu

Italy scrum-half Stephen Varney positive for Covid-19 ahead of Ireland fixture

Oct 13th 2020, 2:49 PM 8,503 Views 5 Comments

The sides meet in their refixed Six Nations game next week.

# azzurri - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Boost for Ireland U21s as Italy suffer shock loss to Sweden
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Boost for Ireland U21s as Italy suffer shock loss to Sweden

Sep 8th 2020, 8:37 PM 10,498 Views 1 Comment

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

# azzurri - Monday 7 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 7th 2020, 11:09 PM 6,399 Views 0 Comments

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

# azzurri - Friday 4 October, 2019

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

Oct 4th 2019, 8:15 PM 7,926 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 4th 2019, 1:06 PM 14,135 Views 16 Comments

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

# azzurri - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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

Aug 6th 2019, 7:15 AM 15,779 Views 35 Comments

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

# azzurri - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

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

May 14th 2019, 12:45 PM 17,467 Views 9 Comments

Irishman O’Shea has been in charge since 2016.

# azzurri - Friday 22 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 4:00 PM 6,725 Views 7 Comments

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

# azzurri - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad
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McKinley and uncapped Sisi among Italy's Six Nations squad

Jan 9th 2019, 5:40 PM 4,013 Views 2 Comments

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

# azzurri - Saturday 16 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 16th 2018, 9:41 AM 15,828 Views 0 Comments

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

Italy name former City boss Mancini as new head coach
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Italy name former City boss Mancini as new head coach

May 14th 2018, 8:47 PM 4,074 Views 3 Comments

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

# azzurri - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

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

Italy confirm Ancelotti talks over vacant manager's job

Apr 24th 2018, 3:23 PM 2,868 Views 5 Comments

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

# azzurri - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 27th 2018, 3:43 PM 3,822 Views 8 Comments

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

# azzurri - Saturday 10 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 10th 2018, 6:04 AM 5,418 Views 13 Comments

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

# azzurri - Friday 9 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 9th 2018, 7:15 AM 3,435 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Jan 23rd 2018, 8:30 AM 10,631 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Dec 2nd 2017, 12:49 PM 12,312 Views 26 Comments

Presumably Ireland would be given a spot forever too?

# azzurri - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

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

Nov 15th 2017, 5:49 PM 4,579 Views 7 Comments

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

# azzurri - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

De Rossi and Barzagli join Buffon in announcing Italy retirement
# Ciao
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# Ciao

De Rossi and Barzagli join Buffon in announcing Italy retirement

Nov 14th 2017, 7:49 AM 6,024 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 12th 2017, 4:30 PM 8,555 Views 5 Comments

Sweden head to Milan with a one-goal advantage.

# azzurri - Saturday 11 November, 2017

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

Inspiring comeback sees Ian McKinley kick crucial penalty on Italy debut

Nov 11th 2017, 5:24 PM 15,255 Views 6 Comments

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

# azzurri - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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

Cheika chops six as wounded Wallabies turn sights on Italy

Jun 22nd 2017, 3:56 PM 6,751 Views 1 Comment

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

# azzurri - Saturday 11 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 11th 2017, 3:48 PM 7,179 Views 2 Comments

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

# azzurri - Friday 10 March, 2017

Parisse warns Italy may continue with controversial tactics
# No Ruck
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# No Ruck

Parisse warns Italy may continue with controversial tactics

Mar 10th 2017, 6:02 PM 3,726 Views 4 Comments

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

# azzurri - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Castres star Dupont set for France debut against Italy
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Castres star Dupont set for France debut against Italy

Mar 9th 2017, 10:31 AM 4,017 Views 3 Comments

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

# azzurri - Monday 27 February, 2017

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

Feb 27th 2017, 9:59 AM 13,297 Views 19 Comments

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

# azzurri - Saturday 11 February, 2017

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations
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# Liveblog

As it happened: Italy v Ireland, Six Nations

Feb 11th 2017, 1:35 PM 49,351 Views 72 Comments

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

# azzurri - Thursday 9 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 9th 2017, 5:42 PM 6,217 Views 8 Comments

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

# azzurri - Monday 6 February, 2017

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

Parisse ready to shrug off neck concern ahead of Ireland clash

Feb 6th 2017, 9:03 PM 4,509 Views 7 Comments

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

# azzurri - Saturday 27 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 27th 2016, 4:51 PM 9,568 Views 3 Comments

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

# azzurri - Monday 20 June, 2016

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

Jun 20th 2016, 6:05 PM 7,185 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 25th 2016, 3:40 PM 32,186 Views 50 Comments

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

# azzurri - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

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

Jan 20th 2016, 6:56 PM 5,047 Views 9 Comments

Sergio Parisse will lead the Italian challenge again.

# azzurri - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 1st 2015, 1:00 PM 58,237 Views 24 Comments

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
# Whatever Happened To Him?
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# Whatever Happened To Him?

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

Nov 19th 2015, 2:46 PM 13,749 Views 10 Comments

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

# azzurri - Sunday 4 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 4th 2015, 6:46 PM 1,542 Views 15 Comments

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

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

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Rugby World Cup

Oct 4th 2015, 5:38 PM 50,711 Views 77 Comments

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

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