Italy national under-18 rugby union team

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Italy under-18
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Union Italian Rugby Federation
Coach(es) Italy Massimo Brunello
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The Italy national under-18 rugby union team is the under-18 team of the Italy national rugby union team in the sport of rugby union.

History[edit]

Under-18 became a recognised age-grade in European rugby in 2004.

European Championship[edit]

Italy, who is the only other six nation side apart from France to have competed at every edition of the European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship, has done so with moderate success. A third place in 2006 stands as the team's best result, while a last place finish in the A division in 2009 almost meant relegation.

In a revamped competition in 2011, the elite division featured only the top four teams and Scotland and Italy failed to qualify. The two sides reached the final of the first division where Italy lost 12-17 to Scotland. The elite division was expanded to 8 teams for 2012, to include all of the six nations sides.

Honours[edit]

European championship[edit]

Positions[edit]

The teams final positions in the European championship:

Year Division Place
2004 A Division 3rd - 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2005 A Division 4th
2006 A Division 3rd - 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2007 A Division 4th
2008 A Division 4th
2009 A Division 8th
2010 A Division 5th
2011 Elite Division 2nd - 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2012 Elite Division 7th
2013 Elite Division 7th
2014 Elite Division 6th
2015 Elite Division 4th

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