It is thin in Italian gray. Paulo Garbici, the opener who dreams of beating France in Rome on Saturday (3.15pm) during the opening of the Six Nations tournament, is hoping for a selection under defeat on the 20th.
Everything accelerated in 2020 for Garbici. He was a member of the Italian Under-20 team at the beginning of the year and was found to have been bombed along with N.10 de la Nazionale in the fall. From the first selection against Ireland in October, the Venetian made a great effort and made a name for himself.
At the heart of Clover’s eleventh defense, the team was allowed to go to Dublin with a slightly less salty bill (50-17) when suspended. The player from Benetton Treviso (who he joined last year) scored twelve points for his international debut.
“It simply came to our notice then. Six Nations in 20 years in prison in February, followed by a Pro 14 debut and a call-up to the national team. Even in my worst dreams … If I were to argue in a completely selfish way, I would say that by 2020 things would not be so bad for me, but there are very important things, ”Garbici previously explained to Courier Dello Sport. Travel to Ireland.
Born into a health crisis, the youngster did not leave the Italian 16th following the tournament with the Ephremel competition, the Running Nations Cup. These matches ended in several defeats for Assyria but Garbisi was able to gather experience.
On the final day of the 2020 tournament, he shrugged with one of his models, English captain Owen Farrell, with New Zealander Dan Carter in Rome. In the Italian capital, too, he took part in the “first match of real life” at the age of exactly eight, in Flaminio, the former stadium of “Eternal City”.
– Qualified heir of Dominguez? –
On Saturday at the Olympic Stadium, Garbici, who replaces Tomaso Allen, was stamped for the sixth time with N.10, which gives him the word “ayo” (echoing the word “I” or “I”. Italian). “Listen, there’s nothing central about that. If I see the word ‘Io’ in number 10, it is a sense that I have to take responsibility for my role and make decisions in the service of the team, which is an ‘I + but + within + us”, explained the site in November, where I study law at the University of Padua.
“Currently, I think about rugby more than university. My course is usually five years, but I think I will complete it in seven or eight years. This is not a problem for me, ”explains Garbisi, who is not the only rugby player in his life.
The opener, who has gone through clubs such as Mogliano and Petrarca Padua, enjoys a wide range of sports, including football, basketball, tennis and F1. “Even if I have to stop this obsession with this epidemic,” says the man who is presented as the worthy heir of Diego Dominguez.
Italy want to find an N.10 with the same value as the former Stade Franchise opener, who scored 983 points from 74 caps before ending his international career in 2003.
Former second line Marco Bortolami (112 caps), who plays with Dominguez and trains Treviso forwarders, says the biggest advantage about Garbici is: “Paulo still has a lot to learn, but he’s in the right mood, he’s very smart. He is a very important player for Italy. ”