The Georgian win over Italy is a cry for inclusion from tier 2 rugby

Disclaimer: I am Italian and I am disappointed by how my team showed up in Batumi. A by-and-large strong Italian side, although with many adjustments that made me shake in my boots, lost 28-19 against a solid Georgia in what is called "the Las Vegas of the Black Sea". The stadium was full, the crowd … Leggi tutto The Georgian win over Italy is a cry for inclusion from tier 2 rugby

Italian rugby academies towards a substantial reform

The production of young, high-level talent in the Italian rugby movement has been since long restricted to a single national academy gathering the very best athletes on a yearly invitational basis. Recently, the production of players seemingly ready for professional rugby has substantially increased and this has been noticed by many, with Italy U20 consistently … Leggi tutto Italian rugby academies towards a substantial reform