Robert Barbieri

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Robert Barbieri
Full name Robert Julian Barbieri
Date of birth (1984-06-05) June 5, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 108 kg (238 lb; 17 st 0 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker, number 8
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000–2003
2003–2007
2007–2014
2014–2015
2015
Yeomen
Crociati RFC
Benetton Treviso
Leicester Tigers
Benetton Treviso

50
113
19

(45)
(125)
(10)
Correct as of 15 March 2015
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– Italy 40 (15)
Correct as of 11 June 2016

Robert Julian Barbieri (born 5 June 1984 in Toronto) is a Canadian-born Italian rugby union player. He plays as a flanker. He decided to represent Italy.

Club career[edit]

He played for Yeomen (2000–03) in Canada, before moving to the Italian side Overmach Rugby Parma (2003–07). Barbieri then went to play for Benetton Treviso.

On 21 May 2014, Barbieri moved to England to join Leicester Tigers, who compete in the Aviva Premiership, for the 2014-15 season.[1] However, on 14 April 2015, Barbieri rejoined Benetton Treviso in the Pro 12.[2]

International career[edit]

Barbieri's first game for Italy was in the 52-6 win over Japan, on 9 June 2006, on the same day that his brother, Michael Barbieri, earned his first cap for Canada in Toronto against England. Robert Barbieri was a member of the Italian squad in the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals, but was ruled out because of injury. He took part in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leicester Tigers: Freddie Burns heads five new signings". BBC Sport. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Italy flanker Robert Barbieri rejoins Benetton Treviso". Pro 12. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 

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