1980 Italy rugby union tour of USA, New Zealand and South Pacific

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1980 Italy rugby union tour of USA, New Zealand and South Pacific
Summary
P W D L
Total
9 3 0 6
Test match
3 < 0 0 3
Opponent
P W D L
 Fiji
1 0 0 1
 Cook Islands
1 0 0 1
Junior All Blacks[1]
1 0 0 1

The 1980 Italy rugby union tour of USA and Pacific Ocean was a series of matches played between June and July 1980 in USA, South Pacific Islands and New Zealand by the Italian rugby union team.

It was the first Italian team tour to New Zealand and followed 7 years after the tour in South Africa in 1973.

Italy lost six matches and won three.

Results[edit]

Scores and results list Italy's points tally first.

Opposing Team For Against Date Venue Status
Grizzlies (Pacific Coast RU) 9 18 11 June 1980 Long Beach Tour match
Fiji 3 16 14 June 1980 Suva Test match
Nelson Bays 9 13 21 June 1980 Nelson Tour match
Wairarapa Bush 13 9 25 June 1980 Masterton Tour match
Taranaki 9 30 28 June 1980 New Plymouth Tour match
Horowhenua 21 12 2 July 1980 Levin Tour match
Junior All Blacks 12 30 5 July 1980 Auckland Test match
Cook Islands 6 15 5 July 1980 Avarua Test match
Tahiti 74 0 8 July 1980 Papeete Tour match

Bibliography[edit]

  • (Italian) Valerio Vecchiarelli, Francesco Volpe, 2000, Italia in meta, GS editore, 2000.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Capped test-match for Italian Rugby Federation