San Marino national rugby union team
The only existing national rugby team of the Republic of San Marino, is a rugby 7's team. This team was born on the occasion of his very first competition on the 25th and 26th of May 2013, in the twenty-seventh edition of the annual international tournament "Benidorm Seven", in the homonymous city, in Spain.
Coach: Francesco Urbani
Assistant coach: Jorge Gutierrez
Fitness coach: Francesca Pasini
Players (in alphabetical order):
Davide Bacciocchi (cap.), Mattia Bastianelli, Gianluca Conti, Luca Di Bisceglie, Michele Garavini, Davide Giardi, Francesco Gobbi, Franco Maiani, Facundo Maiani, Fabio Matteini, Samuele Soldati, Carlo Terenzi.
This National Team ended up last in the above mentioned competition, suffering six defeats against the following six formations: Crusaders (United Kingdom), Barbarians (Belgium), Grenoble, La Vila, Comunidad Valenciana and a selection of Malaysia.
It should however be noted that these other formations are selections, made of professional players, while the National Team of San Marino is made up exclusively of players from the Rugby Club San Marino and absolutely amateur, as well as being at their first experience of rugby 7's out of the territory of the Republic of San Marino.
Considering the enormous gap in the player's level, should be considered a good result the six tries scored by the National Team in the whole tournament (an average of a trie per game). The tries have been scored by: Bastianelli (2), Garavini, Giardi, Gobbi and Maiani Fa..
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