Looking forward to the challenge with the world champions South AfricaScheduled for Saturday at 2.00pm in GenoaItaly Enjoying a historic moment. The victory was against Australia in Florence (28-27), after last week’s huge victory against Samoa (49-17) in Padua, allowed the Azzurri to rise to eleventh place in the ranking: the best result in the last 10 years of our oval movement. . It is also noteworthy that the women’s national team is returning from one New Zealand’s historic qualification to the quarter-finals at the World CupConsolidating his 5th position in the championship standings.
Kapuso is a candidate for world “revelation” of the year
For several months now, the quality of the Italian players has impressed everyone, as demonstrated by the “nominations” for the Rugby World Awards scheduled for Sunday 20 November in Monte Carlo. Ange Kapuso, Yuen, who scored 2 tries against the Australian Wallabies, was among the 4 winners of the “Revelation of the Year” (Breakthrough Player of the Year) award along with Electric Extreme, Englishman Henry Arundel, Irishman Mack Hansen and Dan Sheahan. . The Blue Angel is always the hero of Edoardo Padovani’s empathetic marker at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on March 19 – do you remember the action that gave Wales a 22-21 win in stoppage time? -, a candidate as a 2022 destination.
By Massimo Calandri
Three Blues in the XV of the week, according to Planet Rugby
Another important recognition comes from the prestigious oval site of Planet Rugby: 3 The Azzurri included in the “Team of the Week”: Capuso of course, then three-quarter center Ignacio Breux and hooker Gianmarco Lucchesi. The motivations are all worth reading: “An incredible performance by the Flying Blue on a memorable day against Australia in Florence, despite another fine display from Englishman Freddie Steward, who took this weekend’s jersey. Week.”
“Brakes’ Arms, Lucchesi’s Tackles”
Nice words for the Argentinian Breux: “A great performance in defense and attack from the Benetton center allowed Italy to secure a historic victory. Breux’s soft hands created two tries for his team-mates”. Then, Gianmarco Lucchesi from Pisa: “The Azzurri breed world-class hookers in the same way that New Zealand creates three quarters, and Lucchesi was outstanding, running 68 meters and making 13 tackles to inspire a memorable victory in Florence”. This is the typical world formation: Kapuso – Telia (New Zealand), Brecks, Farrell (England), McCullough (France) – Russell (Scotland, Williams (Wales) – Faletto (Wales), Timony (Ireland), Olivon (France) – Etzebeth ( South Africa), Vokey (France) – Furlong (Ireland), Lucchesi, Bale (France).
Outside Halafihi, the “zebras” Nocera and Teneggi arrive
Against the Kangaroos, it was Blue back Toa Halafihi, who came on after 57 minutes of play but had to be withdrawn in the 69th minute: he injured his left leg flexors. The medial part of the long head of the hamstring. “The player will return to his home club and, in collaboration with the medical staff of the national team, will evaluate the recovery time after instrumental tests”, the federation communicates. At the same time, two other players from Cebre di Parma were added to the blue group: opener Niccolò Teneghi, who turned twenty-five, and Matteo Nocera, prop (23).
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