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


World Cup Highlights: Italy 23-18 Canada

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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

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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.

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