Italy national rugby sevens team

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Italy
UnionItalian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s)Gli Azzurri (The Blues)
Coach(es)Andrew Vilk
Team kit
Change kit
World Cup Sevens
Appearances3 (First in 1993)
Best result17th 1993, 2005

The Italy national rugby sevens team has occasionally competed in the IRB Sevens World Series since the series' was introduced in 1999, although they do not participate in every leg. Their first (and currently only) ever points in the World Series came in 2003, when they scored four points in the Cardiff leg of the series. Italy also competes in the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series each summer.

Italy also plays qualifying matches for two quadrennial tournaments—the Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Summer Olympics. Italy has participated in the Sevens World Cup multiple times, but has not qualified for the Olympics.

Tournament history[edit]

Rugby World Cup Sevens[edit]

Rugby World Cup Sevens Record
Year Round Position Pld W L D
Scotland 1993 Pool Stage 17th 5 1 4 0
Hong Kong1997 Did Not Qualify
Argentina 2001
Hong Kong 2005 Bowl Winner 17th 8 3 4 1
United Arab Emirates 2009 Bowl Quarter-Finals 21st 4 1 3 0
Russia 2013 Did Not Qualify
United States 2018
Total 0 Titles 3/7 17 5 11 1

Sevens Grand Prix Series[edit]

Sevens Grand Prix Series Record
Year Round Position
Germany 2002 Not played
Germany 2003 Pool Stage N.C.
Spain 2004 Runners-Up 2nd
Russia 2005 Third Place 3rd
Russia 2006 Third Place 3rd
Germany 2007 Sixth Place 6th
Germany 2008 Fifth Place 5th
Germany 2009 Third Place 3rd
Russia 2010 Seventh Place 7th
Europe 2011 Seventh Place 7th
Europe 2012 Ninth Place 9th
France Romania 2013 Fifth Place 5th
Europe 2014 Eleventh Place 11th
Europe 2015 Eleventh Place 11th
Europe 2016 Sixth Place 6th
Europe 2017 Tenth Place 10th
Europe 2018 Seventh Place 7th
Russia Poland 2019 Fifth Place 5th

Current squad[edit]

Squad to the 2019 Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix Series:[1]

Squad to the 2019 Rugby Europe Sevens Olympic Qualifying Tournament:[2]

*Member of F.I.R. Academy

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Federazione Italiana Rugby official site
  • "France and Italy win in Europe". irbsevens.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-28.