Rugby, for Italy four prestigious challenges before the World Cup

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Four prestigious tests

The Italian Rugby Federation has made official the calendar of the Men’s Major National Team’s summer Test Matches included within the preparation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France. The Azzurri’s path to the rainbow event, as happened four years ago before the 2019 World Cup in Japan, will begin on June 4 in Pergine Valsugana, the site of Italrugby’s summer rallies in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

The first Test Match, which will follow a series of rallies with the national team and work under the supervision of the Azzurri’s technical staff at their home clubs, is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, in Scotland with Italy facing the Highlanders for the second consecutive time after the final day of the Guinness Six Nations 2023 which will see Kieran Crowley’s team close out the tournament at Murrayfield.

A week later – on Saturday, August 5 – the Azzurri will be the guests of Ireland, an opponent they faced in their opening preparations for Rugby World Cup 2019.

Two domestic Test Matches are scheduled with venues and times to be made official later: the first is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, against Romania, while Italy’s second home match – against Japan – is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, which will close preparation toward the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

This is the schedule of Italy’s summer Test Matches toward RWC 2023:


Scotland v Italy


Ireland v Italy


Italy v Romania


Italy v Japan

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