Giuseppe Franco

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Giuseppe Franco
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Franco
Born c. 1925 (age 92–93)
Playing information
Height 5 ft 11.5 in (182 cm)
Weight 12 st 4 lb (78 kg)
Position Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–≥50 Torino XIII
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–≥50 Italy

Giuseppe Franco (born c. 1925) is an Italian professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s. He played at representative level for Italy, and at club level for Torino XIII, as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Vincenzo Bertolotto co-organised (with Dennis Chappell,[1] from Wakefield, and a Turin resident), and captained the Italy (RL) tour of 1950 to France (3 matches), England (including; 28-49 defeat by Wigan at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 26 August 1950,[2] Huddersfield at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Wednesday 6 September 1950, St. Helens at Knowsley Road on Thursday 16 November 1950), and Wales (including; 11-29 defeat by South Wales XIII at Brewery Field, Bridgend on Saturday 2 September 1950).

The Italy (RL) squad was; Guido Aleati (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Sergio Aleati (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Roberto Antonioli (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Angelo Arrigoni (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Vincenzo Bertolotto (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Michele Bietto, Giovanni Bonino (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Luigi Bosia, Giuseppe Cannone, Pasquale Cannone, Delio Caron, Gabriele Casalegno (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Amerio Chiara, Giorgio Cornacchia, Guido Cornarino (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Fabrizio Faglioli, Enzo Francesconi, Giuseppe Franco, Aldo Guglielminotti (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Giovanni Orecchia, Luigi Pignattaro, Franco Pipino, Giorgio Rassaval, Giorgio Rubino, Giovanni Tamagno (previously of R.S. Ginnastica Torino (RU)), Oreste Tescari, and Giovanni Vigna.[3]

Club career[edit]

Following the Italy (RL) tour of 1950 to France, England, and Wales, a Torino XIII featuring Giuseppe Franco joined the French league.


  1. ^ "FreeBMD Entry Info". Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "1950 Tour Match: Wigan 49 Italy 28". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Huddersfield v An Italian XIII - Match Programme - Wednesday 6 September 1950" (PDF). 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 


  • Benedetto Pasqua; Mirio Da Roit, Cent'anni di rugby a Torino (One Hundred Years of Rugby in Turin), Torino, Ananke [2011]
  • Francesco Volpe; Paolo Pacitti, Rugby 2012, Roma, Zesi [2011]
  • Gianluca Barca; Gian Franco Bellè, La sesta nazione (The Sixth Nation), Parma, Grafiche Step [2008]

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