Mattia Bellini

24 results

Franco Smith is without a win after mroe than a year in charge of Italy. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The numbers make for grim reading. Italy went without a Test victory in 2020, losing all eight of their fixtures. They haven’t beaten a tier one natio(...)

Scott Cummings drives over to score for Scotland against Italy. Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/Getty

Italy 17 Scotland 28 Scotland were given a fright in Florence before they recovered to claim a 28-17 win over Italy in their Autumn Nations Cup opene(...)

Romain Ntamack celebrates after scoring France’s fourth try against Italy. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

France 35 Italy 22 France moved top of the Six Nations standings as they claimed a bonus point in an otherwise unimpressive 35-22 defeat of a weak It(...)

Ulster’s Rob Lyttle tries to run through the attempted tackle by Guglielmo Palazzani of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Kingspan stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Ulster 22 Zebre 7 On a dreadful night for rugby in Belfast, Ulster got the job done with an expected but still fairly laboured victory over Zebre. D(...)

Italy’s players bow to the crowd after beating Canada at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium in Fukuoka. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy 48 Canada 7 Italy made it two bonus-point wins from as many Rugby World Cup Pool B games as they beat Canada 48-7 in Fukuoka. The Azzurri race(...)

Camille Chat celebrates his try against Italy. Photograph:Yoan Valat/EPA

France 47 Italy 19 France got their rugby World Cup preparations back on track by overpowering Italy, scoring seven tries in a flamboyant and sometim(...)

Australian prop Sekope Kepu in action against Italy at the Euganeo stadium in Padua. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy 7 Australia 26 Australia kept their unblemished record against Italy intact in Padua in what was billed as a must-win match for Wallabies’ emba(...)

Italy’s outhalf Tommaso Allan runs in  to score a try during the autumn international against Georgia   in Florence. Photograph:  Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Italy 28 Georgia 17 Italy boosted their case for continued inclusion in the Six Nations on Saturday with a 28-17 win over Georgia in Florence, the te(...)

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(...)

Keith Earls with his Irish Players’ Player of the Year 2018 award at the Zurich Irish Rugby Awards. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Keith Earls has been awarded the Irish Players’ Player of the Year for 2018 by his fellow players at the Zurich Irish Rugby Awards ceremony in Dublin.(...)

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