Italy national under-20 rugby union team

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Italy under-20
UnionItalian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s)Azzurrini
Coach(es)Alessandro Troncon
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Ireland Ireland 6-0 Italy Italy
(1 February 2008)
Largest win
Italy Italy 33-10 Canada Canada
(21 June 2008)
Largest defeat
South Africa South Africa 65–3 Italy Italy
(9 June 2009)
World Cup
Appearances8 (First in 2008)
Best result8th 2017,2018

Italy's national under-20 rugby union team has competed in both the IRB Junior World Championship and IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. They were one of four teams relegated in 2009 to the Junior World Trophy after finishing at the bottom of the tournament. They were again promoted to the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship after winning the 2010 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.

Italy finished in last place at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship and has again been relegated to the Junior World Trophy for 2013. Then they won the 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy so Italy will participate in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship that was to be played in New Zealand.

Squad[edit]

Squad to the 2019 World Rugby Under 20 Championship[1]

Forwards

  • Filippo ALONGI (F.I.R. Academy|I Titani)*
  • Matteo DRUDI (F.I.R. Academy|Frascati Rugby Club)*
  • Luca FRANCESCHETTO (F.I.R. Academy|Rangers Vicenza)*
  • Lorenzo MICHELINI (F.I.R. Academy| Biella Rugby)*
  • Matteo NOCERA (Fiamme Oro)*
  • Andrej MARINELLO (F.I.R. Academy|Ruggers Tarvisium)*
  • Niccolò TADDIA (F.I.R. Academy|Rovigo Delta)*
  • Marco BUTTURINI (F.I.R. Academy|Modena Rugby 1965)*
  • Thomas PAROLO (F.I.R. Academy|Rovigo Delta)
  • Nicolae Cristian STOIAN (F.I.R. Academy|Rugby Anzio)*
  • Andrea CHIANUCCI (I Medicei)
  • Mirco FINOTTO (Mogliano)
  • Davide GOLDIN (Petrarca Rugby)
  • Antoine KOFFI (Calvisano)*
  • Davide RUGGERI (F.I.R. Academy|Rugby Como)* - Captain
 

Backs

  • Lorenzo CITTON (Valsugana Rugby Padova)
  • Alessandro FUSCO (F.I.R. Academy|Rugby Napoli Afragola)*
  • Giacomo DA RE (Mogliano)
  • Paolo GARBISI (F.I.R. Academy|Mogliano)*
  • Giulio BERTACCINI (Amatori Parma)
  • Damiano MAZZA (Calvisano)*
  • Federico MORI (F.I.R. Academy|Etruschi Livorno)*
  • Matteo MOSCARDI (F.I.R. Academy|Rovigo Delta)*
  • Ange CAPUOZZO (Grenoble Espoirs)
  • Cristian LAI (F.I.R. Academy|7 Fradis Rugby)*
  • Edoardo MASTANDREA (F.I.R. Academy|Valsugana Padova)*
  • Michael MBA (F.I.R. Academy|Rugby Casale)*
  • Jacopo TRULLA (F.I.R. Academy|Valsugana Padova)*

- Not considered for injury

  • Gianmarco LUCCHESI (F.I.R. Academy|Lions Amaranto)*
  • Francesco MODENA (Rovigo Delta)
  • Michele PERUZZO (F.I.R. Academy|Valsugana Rugby Padova)*

*Member of F.I.R. Academy

Management[edit]

  • Fabio Roselli - Head Coach
  • Claudio Appiani - Team Manager
  • Victor Jimenez - Assistant Coach
  • Giacomo Vigna - Fitness Coach
  • Nicola Cordioli - Physiotherapist
  • Roberto Alessandrini - Team Doctor
  • Paolo Granata - Assistant Manager
  • Niccolo Gaetaniello - Video Analyst
  • Andrea Nicotra - Committee Member

Tournament Record[edit]

Year Tournament Host Rank Result
2008 Junior World Championship  Wales 11th
2009 Junior World Championship  Japan 13th Relegated to 2010 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
2010 Junior World Trophy  Russia 1st Promoted to 2011 IRB Junior World Championship
2011 Junior World Championship  Italy 11th
2012 Junior World Championship  South Africa 12th Relegated to 2013 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy
2013 Junior World Trophy  Chile 1st Promoted to 2014 IRB Junior World Championship
2014 Junior World Championship  New Zealand 11th
2015 Junior World Championship  Italy 11th
2016 Junior World Championship  England 11th
2017 Junior World Championship  Georgia 8th
2018 Junior World Championship  France 8th
2019 Junior World Championship  Argentina 9th
2020 Junior World Championship  Italy TBC

F.I.R. Academy[edit]

During the regular season, many players of Under-20 are selected to play for F.I.R. Academy "Ivan Francescato" of Remedello, Brescia [2]. This team plays in Italian Serie A, Pool A.

References[edit]