Italy

Last year's hero Chris Ashton - will he be smiling again?

Italy v England: the preview

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor England venture into the gladiatorial lair of the 82,000 capacity Stadio Olympico on the back of a gritty, yet ultimately, uplifting 13-6 win over…

Kris Burton

France 30-12 Italy

By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor In a nutshell France gained revenge over Italy after last year’s humbling 22-21 defeat in Rome, romping to a four-try, 30-12 win. The scoreline…

Italy's new coach Jacques Brunel (L) and president of the Italian rugby federation Giancarlo Dondi

Italy Six Nations squad announced

Italy head coach Jacques Brunel named today Italy’s 30-man squad ahead of RBS 6 Nations’ 2012 first two rounds. Italy will face France in the Championship opener in Paris-Stade de…

In at the deep end: Sam Tomkins will make his union debut against the world's second-best nation

Barbarians v Australia – preview

You never know what to expect when the Barbarians come to town – but this weekend’s Killik Cup clash against Australia at Twickenham contains more uncertainties than usual, writes Alan…

Italy get bonus point win – Italy 27 USA 10

Italy get bonus point win – Italy 27 USA 10

First-half tries from Sergio Parisse, Luciano Orquera and Martin Castrogiovanni propelled Italy on their way to a 27-10 victory in their Pool C match with USA at Trafalgar Park on…

Italy 53 Russia 17 – match report

Italy 53 Russia 17 – match report

Two tries apiece for Tommaso Benvenuti and Giulio Toniolatti plus a towering performance from Sergio Parisse saw Italy notch a resounding 53-17 win over Russia on Tuesday. The Azzurri secured…