Italrugby: two more Azzurri summoned ahead of the Six Nations

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Crowley summons two more ahead of the Six Nations

The coaching staff of the Italian Men’s National Rugby Team led by Kieran Crowley has summoned Riccardo Favretto and Edoardo Iachizzi for the Verona meeting in preparation for the Guinness Six Nations 2023.

Both athletes in today’s day will carry out work on the field of the Payanini Center in Verona together with the rest of the group. For the second line under Benetton Rugby it is a return to the national team after making his debut in Scotland in the last match of the Guinness Six Nations 2021. For Iachizzi, on the other hand, it is the first call-up to the Senior National Team.

This is the schedule for Italy at the Guinness Six Nations 2023:

Day 1 – 05.02.23 – Rome, Stadio Olimpico – 4 p.m.

Italy v France

Day II – 12.02.23 – London, Twickenham Stadium – 3 p.m. local (4 p.m. Italian)

England v Italy

Day III – 02/25/23 – Rome, Stadio Olimpico – 3:15 p.m.

Italy v Ireland

Day IV – 11.03.23 – Rome, Stadio Olimpico – 3:15 p.m.

Italy v Wales

Day V – 03/18/23 – Edinburgh, Murrayfield – 12:30 p.m. local (1:30 p.m. Italian)

Scotland v Italy

This is the list of summoned athletes:


Peter CECCARELLI (Brive, 24 caps)

Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 40 caps)

Danilo FISCHETTI (London Irish, 25 caps)

Matteo NOCERA (Zebre Parma, rookie)

Marco RICCIONI (Saracens Rugby, 17 caps)

Luca RIZZOLI (Zebre Parma, rookie)

Mirco SPAGNOLO (Petrarca Rugby, rookie)

Federico ZANI (Benetton Rugby, 16 caps)


Luca BIGI (Zebre Parma 42 caps)

Marco MANFREDI (Zebre Parma, rookie)

Giacomo NICOTERA (Benetton Rugby, 7 caps)

Second Lines

Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 25 caps)

Riccardo FAVRETTO (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)

Marco FUSER (Massy, 41 caps)
Edoardo IACHIZZI (Vannes, rookie)

Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 36 caps)

Andrea ZAMBONIN (Zebre Parma, 2 caps)

Third Lines

Lorenzo CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)

Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 21 caps) – captain

Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 40 caps)

Giovanni PETTINELLI (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)

Jake POLLEDRI (Gloucester Rugby, 19 caps)

Manuel ZULIANI (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)


Alessandro FUSCO (Zebre Parma, 5 caps)
Alessandro GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)

Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester Rugby, 15 caps)

Opening Mids.

Tommaso ALLAN (Harlequins, 66 caps)

Giacomo DA RE (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)


Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 18 caps)

Enrico LUCCHIN (Zebre Parma, 1 cap)

Tommaso MENONCELLO (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)

Luca MORISI (London Irish, 39 caps)


Pierre BRUNO (Zebre Parma, 7 caps)

Ange CAPUOZZO (Stade Toulousain, 7 caps)

Matteo MINOZZI (Benetton Rugby, 24 caps)

Edoardo PADOVANI (Benetton Rugby, 40 caps)

Athletes not considered for injury: Paolo Garbisi (Montpellier), Toa Halafihi (Benetton Rugby), Gianmarco Lucchesi (Benetton Rugby), Leonardo Marin (Benetton Rugby), David Sisi (Zebre Parma)

Unavailable: Montanna Ioane (Melbourne Rebels)

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