Joshua Furno

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Joshua Furno
Full name Raffaele Joshua Furno
Date of birth (1989-10-21) 21 October 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 102 kg (16 st 1 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock / Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–2010
2010–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014-
Viadana
Aironi
RC Narbonne
Biarritz
Newcastle Falcons
4
32
19
24
16
(0)
(5)
(20)
(5)
(15)
correct as of 25 April 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011– Italy 29 (10)
correct as of 21 March 2015.

Joshua Furno (born 21 October 1989) is an Italian rugby union player. His position is Lock and he currently plays for Newcastle Falcons in the Premiership and the Italy national team.[1]

He was born in Australia but grew up in Italy in the southern town of Benevento. He began his career with Viadana, then played with successor team Aironi in the Pro 12 before their dissolution in 2012. He then moved to RC Narbonne in the French second division. Furno signed for Biarritz Olympique who compete in the Top 14 during the 2013-14 season. He made his test debut as a substitute in a 13–6 win against Scotland in the 2012 Six Nations Championship.[2] On 22 February 2014, he scored his first try for Italy in a Six Nations defeat to Scotland, and was subsequently named Man of the Match. On 14 May 2014, Furno moved to England to sign for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership ahead of the 2014-15 season.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joshua Furno Profile". Itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Joshua Furno". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle Falcons sign Italy lock Joshua Furno from Biarrritz Olympique". The Guardian. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 

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