The Azzurri last won a match in the Six Nations in 2015

Italy Six Nations Squad 2021

Italy fell to yet another Six Nations defeat when they lost 48-10 to Ireland in Rome in round three of this year’s championship.

They haven’t won a match in the competition since beating Scotland in 2015 and now have a points difference of -101 after three matches.

Italy Team to play Ireland – Saturday 27 February

Jacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Juan Ignacio Brex, Carlo Canna, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Andrea Lovotti, Luca Bigi, Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.

Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Cherif Traore, Giosuè Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, Maxime Mbanda, Callum Braley, Federico Mori, Mattia Bellini.

Italy Team to play England – Saturday 13 February

Jacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Juan Ignacio Brex, Carlo Canna, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Andrea Lovotti, Luca Bigi, Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri, Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.

Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Danilo Fischetti, Giosuè Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.

Italy Team to play France – Saturday 6 February

Jacopo Trulla; Luca Sperandio, Marco Zanon, Juan Ignacio Brex, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Daniele Rimpelli, Luca Bigi, Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri, Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.

Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Danilo Fischetti, Giosuè Zilocchi, Niccolò Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Maxime Mbanda, Guglielmo Palazzani, Carlo Canna.

Italy Six Nations Squad 2021

Forwards

(DoB/Club/Position/Test debut/caps)

Luca Bigi (19 Apr 1991/Zebre/Hooker/2017 v Scotland/35)
Niccolò Cannone (17 May 1998/Benetton/Lock/2020 v Wales/11)
Andrea Lovotti (28 Jul 1989/Zebre/Prop/Prop/2016 v France/45)
Pietro Ceccarelli (16 Feb 1992/Brive/Prop/2016 v Ireland/14)
Riccardo Favretto (10 Oct 2001/Mogliano/Lock/Uncapped)
Danilo Fischetti (26 Jan 1998/Zebre/Prop/2020 v Wales/10)
Michele Lamaro (3 Jun 1998/Benetton/Back-row/2020 v France/5)
Marco Lazzaroni (18 May 1995/Benetton/Back-row/2017 v Australia/14)
Gianmarco Lucchesi (10 Sep 2000/Benetton/Hooker/2020 v Ireland/5)
Marco Manfredi (18 Sep 1997/Zebre/Hooker/Uncapped)
Maxime Mbanda (10 Apr 1993/Zebre/Flanker/2016 v USA/27)
Johan Meyer (26 Feb 1993/Zebre/Flanker/2018 v Ireland/12)
Sebastian Negri (30 Jun 1994/Benetton/Lock/2016 v USA/31)
Marco Riccioni (19 Oct 1997/Benetton/Prop/2019 v Ireland/13)
Daniele Rimpelli (23 Jun 1997/Zebre/Prop/2021 v France/1)
Federico Ruzza (4 Aug 1994/Benetton/Lock/2017 v Scotland/21)
David Sisi (5 Feb 1993/Zebre/No.8/2019 v Scotland/14)
Cristian Stoian (19 Dec 1999/Fiamme Oro/Lock/2020 v France/2)
Giosuè Zilocchi (15 Jan 1997/Zebre/Prop/2018 v Japan/13)

Backs

Tommaso Allan (26 Apr 1993/Benetton/Fly-half/2013 v Australia/61)
Mattia Bellini (8 Feb 1994/Zebre/Wing/2016 v France/29)
Callum Braley (20 Mar 1994/Benetton/Scrum-half/2019 v Ireland/10)
Juan Ignacio Brex (26 May 1992/Benetton/Centre/2021 v France/3)
Carlo Canna (25 Aug 1992/Zebre/Fly-half/2015 v Scotland/50)
Paolo Garbisi (26 Apr 2000/Benetton/Fly-half/2020 v Ireland/8)
Monty Ioane (30 Oct 1994/Benetton/Wing/2020 v Wales/4)
Federico Mori (13 Oct 2000/Kawasaki Robot Calvisano/Centre/2020 v Ireland/7)
Guglielmo Palazzani (11 Apr 1991/Zebre/Scrum-half/2014 v Fiji/44)
Luca Sperandio (28 Jan 1996/Benetton/Wing/2017 v France/11)
Jacopo Trulla (5 Jul 2000/Kawasaki Robot Calvisano/2020 v Scotland/6)
Stephen Varney (16 May 2001/Gloucester Rugby/Scrum-half/2020 v Scotland/5)
Marcello Violi (11 Oct 1993/Zebre/Scrum-half/2015 v Scotland/19)
Marco Zanon (3 Oct 1997/Benetton/Centre/2019 v France/5)
Edoardo Padovani (15 May 1993/Benetton/Wing or full-back/2016 v England/26)

Additional invited players
Michelangelo Biondelli (15 May 1998/Zebre/Full-back or centre/Uncapped)
Tommaso Boni (15 Jan 1993/Zebre/Centre/2016 v Canada/11)
Renato Giammarioli (23 Mar 1995/Zebre/Flanker/2017 v South Africa/4)
Tommaso Menoncello (20 August 2002/Benetton/Centre/Uncapped)
Andrea Zambonin (3 sep 2000/Kawasaki Robot Calvisano/Flanker/Uncapped)

Italy Six Nations Fixtures 2021

(All kick-off times are GMT)

Round 1

Sat 6 February, Italy 10-50 France Dupont dazzles as France crush Italy in Six Nations opener

Round 2

Sat 13 February, England 41-18 Italy Jonny May scores wonder try against Italy

Round 3

Sat 27 February, Italy 10-48 Ireland Social media reacts to Iain Henderson try that wasn’t

Round 4 

Sat 13 March, Italy v Wales, Stadio Olimpico, 2:15pm

Round 5

Sat 20 March, Scotland v Italy, BT Murrayfield, 2:15pm

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