Ireland v Italy



  • Ireland squad for the game against Italy (Sun 4/1, 9.00am NZT)

    15 Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 6
    14 Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 7
    13 Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 14
    12 Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 9
    11 Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 11
    10 Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 12
    9 Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 6
    1 Jack McGrath (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 50
    2 Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 9
    3 Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 8
    4 Tadhg Beirne (Munster) 2
    5 Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 6
    6 Rhys Ruddock (St Mary's College/Leinster) 19 captain
    7 Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 10
    8 Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 9

    Replacements
    16 Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 62
    17 Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 22
    18 Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 7
    19 Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 60
    20 Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster) 23
    21 John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 2
    22 Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) *
    23 Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster) *

    Rhys Ruddock will captain the side having previously worn the armband for the duration of the 2017 Summer Tour of the USA and Japan. 
    
    The uncapped Ross Byrne and Will Addison are named in the replacements
    
    The Rugby Weekend fixture against Italy will be broadcast by EIR in the Republic of Ireland (including the Eir facebook and youtube channels) and Premier Sports in Northern Ireland and the UK.
    

    http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/42800.php



  • Italy

    15 Luca SPERANDIO (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
    14 Mattia BELLINI (Zebre Rugby Club, 14 caps)
    13 Michele CAMPAGNARO (Exeter Chiefs, 34 caps) - capitano
    12 Luca MORISI (Benetton Rugby, 16 caps)
    11 Giulio BISEGNI (Zebre Rugby Club, 10 caps)
    10 Carlo CANNA (Zebre Rugby Club, 29 caps)
    9 Tito TEBALDI (Benetton Rugby, 25 caps)
    8 Renato GIAMMARIOLI (Zebre Rugby Club, 2 caps)
    7 Abraham STEYN (Benetton Rugby, 21 caps)
    6 Johan MEYER (Zebre Rugby Club, esordiente)
    5 George Fabio BIAGI (Zebre Rugby Club, 22 caps)
    4 Marco FUSER (Benetton Rugby, 29 caps)
    3 Tiziano PASQUALI (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)
    2 Luca BIGI (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)
    1 Nicola QUAGLIO (Benetton Rugby, 7 caps)

    Reserves
    16 Oliviero FABIANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 6 caps)
    17 Cherif TRAORE’ (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)
    18 Giosuè ZILOCCHI (Zebre Rugby Club, 2 caps)
    19 Marco LAZZARONI (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
    20 Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)
    21 Jimmy TUIVAITI (Zebre Rugby Club, esordiente)
    22 Guglielmo PALAZZANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 24 caps)
    23 Ian MCKINLEY (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)

    Michele Campagnaro has been named captain for the first time.
    Loosie Johan Meyer, a South African born player, will make his debut for Italy. On the bench is another player hoping to make his test debut, New Zealand born Jimmy Tuivati, who has played for North Harbour.

    https://www.federugby.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12494:italia-oshea-annuncia-la-formazione-per-chicago&catid=109:italia&Itemid=1022



  • Hah, love the outside backs. Luca, Mattia, Michele, Giulio. Oh and Ian.



  • @bones Christ Ian, didn't we talk about this? You're Francesco now!



  • Do Italy have a 'local only' policy or is this another game hamstrung by being outside the window?



  • @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    Do Italy have a 'local only' policy or is this another game hamstrung by being outside the window?

    I know to you SW Londoners, "Exeter" might sound a bit foreign, but it's really not.



  • @bones said in Ireland v Italy:

    @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    Do Italy have a 'local only' policy or is this another game hamstrung by being outside the window?

    I know to you SW Londoners, "Exeter" might sound a bit foreign, but it's really not.

    It must be. I can't see it from my turret.



  • @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    @bones said in Ireland v Italy:

    @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    Do Italy have a 'local only' policy or is this another game hamstrung by being outside the window?

    I know to you SW Londoners, "Exeter" might sound a bit foreign, but it's really not.

    It must be. I can't see it from my turret.

    On top o' your elephant?



  • @kruse said in Ireland v Italy:

    @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    @bones said in Ireland v Italy:

    @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    Do Italy have a 'local only' policy or is this another game hamstrung by being outside the window?

    I know to you SW Londoners, "Exeter" might sound a bit foreign, but it's really not.

    It must be. I can't see it from my turret.

    On top o' your elephant?

    SW London my man, not SE. No Elephants here, only horses to ride on the common.



  • @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    @kruse said in Ireland v Italy:

    @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    @bones said in Ireland v Italy:

    @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    Do Italy have a 'local only' policy or is this another game hamstrung by being outside the window?

    I know to you SW Londoners, "Exeter" might sound a bit foreign, but it's really not.

    It must be. I can't see it from my turret.

    On top o' your elephant?

    SW London my man, not SE. No Elephants here, only horses to ride on the common.

    Apologies - if it doesn't have a congestion-charge, I just class it all as "the wop-wops"
    (just now realising how racist that could sound to a non-kiwi)



  • @kruse said in Ireland v Italy:

    @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    @kruse said in Ireland v Italy:

    @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    @bones said in Ireland v Italy:

    @crucial said in Ireland v Italy:

    Do Italy have a 'local only' policy or is this another game hamstrung by being outside the window?

    I know to you SW Londoners, "Exeter" might sound a bit foreign, but it's really not.

    It must be. I can't see it from my turret.

    On top o' your elephant?

    SW London my man, not SE. No Elephants here, only horses to ride on the common.

    Apologies - if it doesn't have a congestion-charge, I just class it all as "the wop-wops"
    (just now realising how racist that could sound to a non-kiwi)

    Might be safer to stick to 'up the boohai'

    ….maybe not 🤔



  • Worth flagging that this one is a www.RaeburnShield.com challenge match.

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  • We'll have that, thank you, in two weeks


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