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Former Ireland Under-20 Star Named In Italy Squad For Summer Tests

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Ian McKinley of Benetton Treviso wearing his protective eyewear during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester Rugby and Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Gloucester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Another Irish element has been added to the Italy rugby squad for their summer tests. Former Ireland Under-20 and Leinster star Ian McKinley has been drafted into Italy’s by head coach Conor O’Shea for the Azzurri’s upcoming fixtures against Scotland, Fiji and Australia. #Italrugby, 44 Azzurri per 31 posti al tour estivo Il 9 maggio la lista dei convocati per …

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Exclusive: ‘A Lot Of Top Players Would Want To Go Play In Rome, I Think A Pro 12 Team Would Work’

Rome is home to some of Europe’s most famous historical monuments, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, but in a city where football rules all, rugby is steadily starting to grow. There are currently two professional rugby teams in the Italian capital, S.S. Lazio Rugby, who are tied to the city’s famous football club of the same name, and …

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Ian McKinley On Conor O’Shea: ‘Italy Will Be A Force Again Under His Guidance, That’s Guaranteed’

Italian Rugby is a relatively small world by professional rugby standards. There are just two full-time professional clubs in Benetton Treviso and Zebre, 54 professional players playing in Italy, and just seven overseas based players in the Italian national team. Among the players and coaches that ply their trade domestically, there are seven South Africans, six New Zealanders and three Argentinians. The Irish contingent? two – …

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