Robert Barbieri

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Robert Barbieri
Full name Robert Julian Barbieri
Date of birth (1984-06-05) June 5, 1984 (age 31)
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)
Crociati RFC
Benetton Treviso
Leicester Tigers
Benetton Treviso


correct as of 15 March 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– Italy 39 (15)
correct as of 21 March 2015.

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

On 21 May 2014, Barbieri makes his move to England to join Leicester Tigers, who compete in the Aviva Premiership from the 2014-15 season.[1] However, on 14 April 2015, Barbieri rejoined home region Benetton Treviso in the Pro 12, after one season playing in England.[2]

International career[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Leicester Tigers sign Italian back-row Robert Barbieri from Benetton Treviso". BBC Sport. 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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