Italy’s Rugby World Cup campaign starts Saturday 19th September – keep up to date with all the latest news and fixtures, and check our Rugby World Cup 2015 page for more information.

Italy’s Rugby World Cup Record: P24 W9 D0 L15

1987 Pool stages
1991 Pool stages
1995 Pool stages
1999 Pool stages
2003 Pool stages
2007 Pool stages
2011 Pool stages

How they qualified: Automatically as one of the top 12 sides at RWC 2011.

Vital statistic: 455 – the number of points Italy have scored in World Cups, almost half as many as they have conceded.

Did you know? Italy have never faced France in a Rugby World Cup, despite playing in all six of the previous tournaments.

If they were a celebrity… Pamela Anderson – plenty up front but not many touches of class elsewhere

Odds: 2500-1

Alessandro Zanni

World Cup 2015: Italy 32-22 Romania

Italy romped to a four-try bonus point victory at a boisterous Sandy Park on the final day of the Pool stages. Tries in the first-half by Sarto, Gori and Allan…

Sergio Parisse

Parisse out of Italy World Cup finale

One of the biggest disappointments of the World Cup will be that Italy star Sergio Parisse managed just 64 minutes during the Azzurri’s Pool D campaign. It’s no coincidence that…


World Cup Highlights: Italy 23-18 Canada

Italy picked up their first win of the tournament after a close encounter with Canada at Elland Road – Watch the official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click…

Mauro Bergamasco could be the second player in history to appear at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments. Here he is in action against Portugal at the 2007 tournament

Mauro Bergamasco on the cusp of equalling RWC record

Italian veteran flanker Mauro Bergamasco could be set to equal the record of appearing at five separate Rugby World Cup tournaments tomorrow if he comes off the bench against Canada. Since…

Louis Picamoles

World Cup 2015: France 32-10 Italy

France kicked off their World Cup campaign with a comfortable win over Italy at Twickenham, where they used the boot of Frederic Michalak to drum up a comfortable 15-3 lead…


World Cup Highlights: France 32-10 Italy

France opened their tournament account with a victory over Italy at Twickenham – Watch official World Cup highlights here. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.