Luca Sperandio

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Italy boss Conor O’Shea and his captain Sergio Parisse. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Team: Italy Prospects Italy are currently on a run of 17 Six Nations games without a victory - their last coming against Scotland at Murrayfield in (...)

Benetton’s Ratuva Tavuyara scores a try against Ulster in the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Kingspan stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 17 Benetton Rugby 17 Ulster certainly came back to earth with a resounding crash after their European heroics of the previous two weeks and, y(...)

 Ulster’s Michael Lowry: “He is an exciting player, he is a confident player, he is a really good footballer with great skills.” Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Pro14: Ulster v Benetton Kick off: 7.35pm. Venue: Kingspan stadium. On TV: Live on Freesports and eirSport. Michael Lowry’s progression from outstan(...)

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 (...)

Italy’s centre Michele Campagnaro will captain the side against Ireland at Soldier Field in Chicago. Photo: Martin Bureau/Getty Images

15 Luca Sperandio Club: Benetton Age: 22 Height: 6’2” Weight: 93kg (14st 9lbs) Caps: 2 A wing by inclination, he possesses the speed and agility(...)

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea: “our biggest issue now is mental, and regenerating momentum and getting that belief”. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor O’Shea is an innately upbeat, optimistic person, which seems a particularly important trait when head coach of Italy. Nothing has changed in tha(...)

Ian McKinley is in line to play for Italy against Ireland at Soldier Field in Chicago after being named on the replacements bench. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Former Leinster player Ian McKinley is in line to play against Ireland for Italy after he was named on the bench for Saturday week’s match at Soldier (...)

Cardiff’s Rey Lee-Loo is tackled by Joseph Dweba of the Cheetahs during the  Guinness Pro14 game at Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Cheetahs were denied their first Guinness Pro 14 win of the season as Cardiff Blues overturned an 11-point deficit in the final quarter to nick a narr(...)

Darren Sweetnam scored two tries in Munster’s Guinness Pro 12 victory over Benetton Treviso at   Stadio Monigo. Photograph: Marco Sartori/Inpho

Treviso 14 Munster 34 Munster encountered little Italian resistance as they chalked up the win which guarantees a home Guinness Pro 12 semi-final on (...)

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