Alessandro Troncon

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Alessandro Troncon
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Full name Alessandro Troncon
Date of birth (1973-09-06) September 6, 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Treviso, Italy
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 242 pounds (110 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position scrum-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995–1999
1999–2002
2002–2006
2006–2007[1]
Treviso
Clermont
Treviso
Clermont
correct as of September 2007.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1994–2007 Italy 101 (95)
correct as of September 29, 2007.
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2012 Zebre
Rugby union career

Alessandro Troncon (born 6 September 1973 in Treviso) is a former Italian rugby union player.

Troncon has made more test appearances than any other player in Italian rugby union history. The veteran scrum-half made his Italy debut against Spain (62–15) in 1994[2] and has played alongside fly-half Diego Dominguez on more than 50 occasions. He suffered a serious knee injury after the 2003 World Cup which forced him to miss the entire 2004 Six Nations, and to lose the captaincy for his national team.

Troncon spent two years at French side Montferrand before returning to Treviso.

In 2007 Troncon was named man of the match as he scored a try in Italy's first overseas victory at Murrayfield against Scotland (37–17) in the 2007 Six Nations. Also he was named Man of the Match in the defeat to England (7–20) at Twickenham in the 2007 Six Nations. Troncon was in the Italian squad at the 2007 World Cup, during which he made his 100th appearance for his country, in a pool-match game against Portugal (31–5). In doing this, he became only the seventh rugby player to reach 100 caps, after George Gregan, Stephen Larkham, David Campese, Jason Leonard, Fabien Pelous, Philippe Sella and one game before Gareth Thomas.[3] He announced he was leaving the National Team after the competition.

He became assistant coach to Italy head coach Nick Mallett in 2008.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player records – Alessandro Troncon". ercrugby.co.uk. 
  2. ^ "Allesandro Troncon". scrum.com. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  3. ^ "Troncon, a gladiator of 100 battles". rugbyworldcup.com. 2007-09-18. 

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