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Marchant To Make First England Test Start Despite World Cup Omission

England centre Joe Marchant is set to make his first Test start in their final Rugby World Cup warm-up game against Italy in Newcastle on Friday, despite not being included in the squad for the tournament. Marchant has made two previous appearances for England from the bench, however, his inclusion raises questions as to the fitness of Jonathan Joseph, who withdrew …

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Sergio Parisse Calls Time On Stade Francais Career

Sergio Parisse

Stade Francais have announced that Italy captain Sergio Parisse will leave the club after 15 years.  The 35-year-old has made 258 appearances for the Top 14 side, scoring 238 points. The club released a short statement on Friday. “Stade Français Paris and Sergio Parisse have decided by mutual agreement to put an end to the contract that binds them. 📃Communiqué …

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O’Shea: “It’s About The Future Of Italian Rugby, Not Me”

Conor O’Shea says the future of Italian rugby matters more than whether he remains the head coach of the Azzurri. O’Shea is entering the final year of a four-year deal and media reports have suggested the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) have been sounding out possible replacement candidates for the former Ireland fullback. But O’Shea, speaking at the official launch of …

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Ten-Try New Zealand Crush Italy 66-3 In Final November Test

World champions New Zealand bounced back from their try-less defeat to Ireland, scoring 10 against Italy in their biggest margin of victory over the Azzurri in 15 years to end their northern hemisphere tour with a 66-3 win in Rome. The All Blacks came out firing on all cylinders after their 16-9 defeat in Dublin last weekend, with five unanswered …

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Luke McGrath Embracing Every Opportunity In The Green Shirt

Leinster and Ireland scrum-half, Luke McGrath has said that being chosen for the World Cup squad next year would be a “dream”.  The 25-year-old is competing with Connacht’s Kieran Marmion, and John Cooney of Ulster to be the backup for Conor Murray and with the British & Irish Lion currently out injured, the November Series is the perfect opportunity to …

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Ireland Squad Named For Clash With Italy in Chicago

Joe Schmidt and Ireland

Ireland have named their squad of 26 players who will travel to Chicago to face Conor O’Shea’s Italy on Saturday, November 3rd. The squad includes two uncapped players – Leinster’s Ross Byrne and Ulster’s Will Addison, with the 26 man squad being whittled down to a matchday 23 at the end of the week. _____ Forwards (15): Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) …

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Mancini Determined To Rekindle Italy’s Love Affair With Football

MILAN, ITALY - JANUARY 31: FC Internazionale Milano coach Roberto Mancini issues instructions to his players during the Serie A match between AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 31, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the lows of their World Cup fiasco. The former Inter Milan and Manchester City boss was appointed in May after the four-time winners’ …

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Matteo Darmian Confirms Desire To Leave Manchester United

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Matteo Darmian of Manchester United takes a thrown in during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on December 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has reiterated his desire to leave Old Trafford in the current transfer window. The Italian international is down the pecking order at the Premier League club, and reports have suggested that Jose Mourinho is open to selling the former Torino man if the price is right. Antonio Valencia is still seemingly the first-choice right back, …

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Done Deal: Gianluigi Buffon Completes Move To Paris Saint-Germain

Buffon

Paris Saint-Germain have officially confirmed the signing of Italy and Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon. The reigning Ligue 1 giants have announced that Buffon has joined their ranks after a successful medical on Friday morning, following his decision to leave Juve at the end of last season. Taillé pour Paris ! pic.twitter.com/yBYMkX02rD — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) July 6, 2018 The 40-year-old has …

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Mario Ballotelli Gets First Italian Call-Up In Four Years

Former-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been called up to the Italian international side for the first time in four years. Few players could match the confidence, swagger and undeniable talent of Mario Balotelli when he was on his game but after a period of several years at the very top, the former City and Liverpool star has found himself …

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