The first match of the Autumn Nations Cup will be played on Saturday at Artemio Franchi in Florence
Italragby is set to try to forget the bitterness in six nations in the Autumn Nation. Azzurri will make his debut against Scotland on Saturday afternoon at 13:45 at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence. Coach Franco Smith announced the line-up starting today, in which sanitite Carlo Cana will play the first center, a column for Smith’s technical project, which is following the path of the double playmaker with No. 10 shirt Paolo Barbci Confirms who will be in your third appearance consecutively.
Scotland is one of the teams against which Italy has the best tradition, with eight successes, but in the last it was the Highlanders who clearly won 17–0 at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Coach Franco Smith also talked about the match. “An interesting tournament begins and we cannot wait to take the field to face this new challenge. We have done well these days, with general passion and inspiration. There will be other young players who will be able to play for the first time with the national team, who have made history of this shirt: a perfect mix to help build our team’s identity ”.
Important words because we are hunting for a full level of performance. We have seen some progress with England but still little to compete with the great world powers. The match against the Scots will also be crucial to prepare one against the Fiji Islands in the second round of this strange but fascinating autumn tournament created to replace the classic Test matches of the month of November. The structures of the Southern Hemisphere have not preferred to risk long and dangerous European voyages to play a convenient match from an economic point of view, which has once surprisingly been sidelined.
This is the area that will take the area:
15 Mateo Minzie (London Watts, 20 Cap) *
14 Jacopo TRULLA (Kawasaki Robot Calvisano, Newcomer) *
13 Marco Zexan (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap) *
12 Carlo CANNA (Zebre Rugby Club, 44 caps)
11 Mattia Bellini (Zebre Rugby Club, 27 caps)
10 Paolo Garbisi (Benetton Rugby, 2 Cap) *
9 Marcello VIOLI (Zebre Rugby Club, 17 Cap) *
8 Jake Polydry (Gloucester Rugby, 18 caps)
7 Blackberry STNN (Benetton Rugby, 41 caps)
6 Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 27 caps)
5 Niccolo Cannon (Benetton Rugby, 5 Cap) *
4 Marco LAZZARONI (Benetton Rugby, 8 Cap) *
3 Jiosu Zilkosi (Zebre Rugby Club, 7 Cap) *
2 Luca Big (Zebre Rugby Club, 29 Cap) – Captain
1 Danilo Fischetti (Zebre Rugby Club, 5 Cap) *
16 Leonardo GHIRALDINI (continued, 104 caps)
17 Simone Ferrari (Benetton Rugby, 31 Cap) *
18 PIETRO CECCARELLI (BRAVE, 11 CAP)
19 Johan Meyer (Zebre Rugby Club 6 Cap)
20 Maxime MBANDA ‘(Zebre Rugby Club, 22 caps) *
21 Stephen Varney (Gloster Rugby, Accordant)
22 Tomaso Allen (Benetton Rugby, 57 caps)
23 Federico Mori (Kawasaki Robot Calvisano, 1 Cap) *
* FIR Academy member Ivan Francescato
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