Articles relating to Italy

15-week ban for Ghiraldini

2011-10-04 14:28

Italy's Leonardo Ghiraldini has been suspended for 15 weeks for 'gouging' the eyes of Ireland prop Cian Healy.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Lessons to digest for Italy

2011-10-03 10:20

For the third successive RWC Italy failed to beat a Six Nations rival in their final pool game and so departed the tournament.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Ireland outclass Italy

2011-10-02 11:32

Ireland have outplayed Italy in Dunedin to top Pool C and set up a quarter-final clash against Six Nations rivals, Wales.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Mallett backs Ireland for final

2011-10-02 15:45

Italy coach Nick Mallett says the Irish have every chance of making it to the World Cup final after an impressive win over his side.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Schalk rooting for Azzurri

2011-10-01 13:22

Schalk Burger has admitted he'll be cheering for an Italian victory over Ireland as South Africa prepare to face the Wallabies.


Rugby World Cup 2011

Masi returns for Ireland clash

2011-09-30 11:48

Italy fullback Andrea Masi was recalled to the side for their decisive and final Rugby World Cup pool clash against Ireland.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Six Nations pain spurs Italy

2011-09-29 12:19

Leonardo Ghiraldini believes Italy can take heart from their Six Nations loss to Ireland and that they can 'beat anyone in the world'.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Colossal Castro to aid Boks?

2011-09-27 13:07

Italy’s formidable scrum may change the complexion of the Springboks’ knockout route at the Rugby World Cup.

Rugby World Cup 2011

BOD wary of Italy in 'playoff'

2011-09-30 10:24

Brian O'Driscoll has said the fact Ireland have won their last 15 Tests against Italy will count for little when the teams clash.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Murphy plans to 'chip' Castro

2011-09-28 09:01

Ireland's Geordan Murphy revealed how he intends to distract Italy's Martin Castrogiovanni with baskets of chips in their RWC clash.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Italy keep playoff hopes alive

2011-09-27 10:21

Italy have kept alive their chances of reaching the RWC quarter-finals with victory over the USA in their Pool C match in Nelson.

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Emotional farewell for Mallett

2011-09-30 08:10

An emotional Nick Mallett has defended his record ahead of what could be his last match as Italy coach, a RWC clash with Ireland.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Boks leap to Italy's defence

2011-09-28 07:18

The South African connection is being credited with taking Italy to the brink of reaching the RWC quarter-finals for the first time.

Rugby World Cup 2011

Ireland face Italy 'Cup final'

2011-09-26 11:15

Ireland will face their 'Cup final' in a winner-take-all showdown with Italy next weekend for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.


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New Zealand

The All Blacks are a mighty force and this Rugby World Cup may well be the one where they shake the ghosts of past tournaments.


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Quade Cooper

Wallabies flyhalf Quade Cooper is arguably the most flamboyant, talented and mercurial rugby player to represent the Australian team in recent years.


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Eden Park

Eden Park's history boasts some of the greatest sporting moments, including the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987 and 1992 Cricket World Cup.

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Tank Lanning

Lessons learnt from RWC 2011

2011-10-26 16:45

A few vital life lessons from Tank Lanning's recent trip to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup quarter and semi-finals. Read More

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