Italy A national rugby union team

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Emerging Italy
Italian Rugby Federation logo.svg
Union Federazione Italiana Rugby
Coach(es) Carlo Orlandi
Gianluca Guidi
Top scorer Luciano Orquera (119 Nations Cup Only)
Most tries Michele Sepe (4 Nations Cup Only)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Belgium  3-34  Italy B
(7 May 1964)
Largest win
Italy XV Italy 102-3  Denmark
(1° November 1997)
Largest defeat
Italy A Italy 17-45 England England Saxons
(29 January 2011)

The Italy A national rugby union team (also known as Emerging Italy) are the second national rugby union team in Italy after the national side.

They competed in the IRB Nations Cup from 2006 until 2013, except in 2011 when they played the Churchill Cup. Since 2014 they participate in the IRB Tbilisi Cup.

From 2016 it plays in the World Rugby Nations Cup.

Tournament record[edit]

Year Tournament Host Rank
2006 IRB Nations Cup Portugal Portugal 2nd
2007 IRB Nations Cup Romania Romania 5th
2008 IRB Nations Cup Romania Romania 4th
2009 IRB Nations Cup Romania Romania 2nd
2010 IRB Nations Cup Romania Romania 3rd
2011 Churchill Cup England England 3rd
2012 IRB Nations Cup Romania Romania 3rd
2013 IRB Nations Cup Romania Romania 2nd
2014 IRB Tbilisi Cup Georgia (country) Georgia 3rd
2015 World Rugby Tbilisi Cup Georgia (country) Georgia 2nd
2016 World Rugby Nations Cup Romania Romania 4th
2017 World Rugby Nations Cup Uruguay Uruguay

Current squad[edit]

The 28-man squad for World Rugby Nations Cup, during Summer Internationals 2017.[1] On 2nd of June Derrick Appiah, Matteo Corazzi and Leonardo Mantelli replace Antonio Brandolini, Federico Conforti and Andrea Menniti-Ippolito.[2] On 12th of June Luca Nostran replaces Sebastian Negri [3]

Head Coach: Italy Carlo Orlandi and Italy Gianluca Guidi

Note: Bold denotes players who are internationally capped.

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