With the Six Nations restarting, Italy will be trying to avoid another wooden-spoon.

Italy Six Nations Squad 2020

Franco Smith took over the head-coaching job before the start of the 2020 Six Nations and with the Coronavirus it has been an odd tournament indeed.

Italy were one of two sides with two games still to play, one against Ireland and one against England and below is the team to play Ireland and the full squad.

Italy Team To Play Ireland – Saturday 24th November

Jayden Hayward, Edoardo Padovani, Luca Morisi, Carlo Canna, Mattia Bellini, Paolo Garbisi, Marcello Violi, Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi, Giosue Zilocchi, Marco Lazzaroni, Niccolo Cannone, Sebastian Negri, Abraham Steyn, Jake Polledri

Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Simone Ferrari, Pietro Ceccarelli, David Sisi, Johan Meyer, Maxime Mbanda, Callum Braley, Federico Mori

Italy Six Nations Squad 2020 – Update

Franco Smith has named his squad for the remaining 2020 Six Nations matches


Luca Bigi
Niccolò Cannone*
Pietro Ceccarelli
Simone Ferrari
Danilo Fischetti*
Leonardo Ghiraldini
Marco Lazzaroni
Gianmarco Lucchesi
Maxime Mbanda
Johan Meyer
Sebastian Negri
Jake Polledri
Daniele Rimpelli
David Sisi
Abraham Steyn
Cristian Stoian
Stephen Varney
Giosuè Zilocchi


Tomasso Allan
Mattia Bellini
Giulio Bisegni
Callum Braley
Carlo Canna
Paolo Garbisi
Jayden Hayward
Federico Mori
Luca Morisi
Edoardo Padovani
Guglielmo Palazzani
Jacopo Trulla
Marcello Violi
Marco Zanon

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England Six Nations Squad
Wales Six Nations Squad
Scotland Six Nations Squad
Ireland Six Nations Squad
France Six Nations Squad

Italy Six Nations Fixtures 2020

(All kick-off times are GMT)


Round 5

Sat 31 October, Wales v Scotland, Parc y Scarlets, 2.15pm
Sat 31 October, Italy v England, Stadio Olimpico, 4.45pm
Sat 31 October, France v Ireland, Stade de France, 8pm

Italy Autumn Fixtures

Sat 24 October, Ireland 50-17 Italy Reaction: Hugo Keenan scores double on Ireland debut
Sat 31 October, Italy v England, Stadio Olimpico, 4.45pm
Sat 14 November, Italy v Scotland, Venue TBC, 12.45pm
Sat 21 November, Italy v Fiji, Venue TBC, 12.45pm
Sat 28 November, France v Italy, Stade de France, 8.10pm

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