Luca Bigi

16 results

Wales’ George North eqaulled Shane Williams’ Wales record of 22 Six Nations touchdowns. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy 7 Wales 48 Wales moved one win away from landing the Six Nations title and a Grand Slam after crushing Italy 48-7 in Rome. The unbeaten tourna(...)

No-one benefitted more from Ireland’s improved attacking play than the excellent Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose, who looked the class player that he is in his decision-making, running and passing, scoring one and creating the pick of the tries. Photograph: Inpho

Italy 10 Ireland 48 Just what the doctor, and the critics, demanded as Ireland cut loose and found their clinical edge. Helped by perfect Roman condi(...)

Benetton’s Riccardo Favretto is a key player for Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Have Italy realised the Six Nations Championship is no country for old men, so to speak? It seems that way. If Chelsea are known as the Pensioners in(...)

Kieran Hardy of Wales scores the opening try during the Autumn Nations Cup against Italy at  Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Rogan Thomson/Inpho

Wales 38 Italy 18 Wales delivered another unconvincing display under head coach Wayne Pivac as their poor Autumn Nations Cup campaign ended with a 38(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden lift the Guinness Pro 14 trophy after the victory over Ulster in the final at the Aviva Stadium in September. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The reaction to the probability of the four South African Super Rugby franchises joining an expanded Pro 16 has been mixed. By and large, the response(...)

Temporary Italy boss Franco Smith with new captain Luca Bigi. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Overview Saturday February 28th, 2015. Barack Obama was still in the White House, nobody knew what Brexit was and Ireland were still adjusting to lif(...)

Benetton’s Ratuva Tavuyara celebrates with fans after scoring the try that helped level the final score in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 27 Benetton Treviso 27 It was a perfect night in Dublin city. Leinster were far from it, although it took a last-minute try and conversion f(...)

Johnny  Sexton, Joe Schmidt and Jacob Stockdale at Ireland training on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Italy v Ireland, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Sunday 4pm local time/3pm Irish. On TV: Live on ITV (UK), Virgin Media (Ireland). Ireland haven’t hit their s(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale is tackled by Giulio Bisegni of Italy at Solider Field, Chicago.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A 100 per cent record in Soldier Field – not bad when it was the world number one team New Zealand and a Six Nations team. There are big winners, Ital(...)

Jordan Larmour scores Ireland’s  fourth try during the match against Italy in Chicago. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 54 Italy 7 Italian job done yet again. It may have taken a while but as so often happens in modern rugby the superior team reaps its rewards (...)

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