Michele Rizzo

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Michele Rizzo
Full name Michele Rizzo
Date of birth (1982-09-16) September 16, 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Dolo, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 115 kg (254 lb; 18.1 st)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop / Hooker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Benetton Treviso
Leicester Tigers
Correct as of February 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005– Italy 23 ((5))
Correct as of 27 February 2017

Michele Rizzo (born 16 September 1982) is an Italian rugby union player. His preferred position is prop but he can also play as a hooker. He currently plays for Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership. He has been capped by the Italy national rugby union team, making his debut playing 4 minutes against Australia in 2005.

He grew up playing for Petrarca, of which he also was the captain for two seasons (2007–08 and 2008–09).[1]

On 23 June 2014, Rizzo made his move to join Leicester Tigers in the English Aviva Premiership from the 2014-15 season.[2]


  1. ^ "Michele Rizzo's profile (Italian)". Benetton Rugby Treviso. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Leicester Tigers sign Italian prop Michele Rizzo". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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