Matteo Pratichetti

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Matteo Pratichetti
Personal information
Full name Matteo Pratichetti
Date of birth (1985-07-27) 27 July 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Rome, Italy
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 100 kg
Club information
Position Wing
Current club Zebre
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
39 (30)
Representative teams**
2004– ‐ Italy 24 (25)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 20 November 2011.

Matteo Pratichetti (born 27 July 1985 in Rome) is an Italian rugby union player. He currently plays for Zebre in the RaboDirect Pro12.

Pratichetti's father, Oreste, was a rugby player and coach, his uncle Carlo was capped several times for Italy in the 1980s, and his brother Andrea was his teammate at Calvisano for the 2008–09 season.

Since his adolescence, Pratichetti played in the UR Capitolina's (one of the several Roman rugby union teams) youth squad; in 2004, at 19, he moved to Calvisano in the Super 10 and won the Italian Championship at the end of his debut season with his new club.

His first cap for Italy was in November 2004 against the All Blacks; his 2nd cap was more than 2 years later in the 2007 Six Nations Championship, with Pierre Berbizier as Italy's Head Coach. Berbizier included Pratichetti in the Italy squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Also the new Head Coach Nick Mallett included Pratichetti in the squad for the 2008 Summer tour of South Africa and Argentina.

Pratichetti won one more Super 10 with Calvisano in 2008. In June 2010 he joined Aironi.[1]



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