When someone talks about rugby, everyone instinctively thinks to America. But not everyone knows that this sport has ancient roots also in Italy. The first game that was played on Italian soil dates back to 1910 when it challenged the Sporting Club Universitaire de France in Paris and Geneva Serviette. You have to wait for 1911 to see a game played by Italians, even if with the First World War around the corner this sport struggled to become popular.
It is only in 1927 that they started again to play and finally in 1928, Piero Mariani, became the President of the Italian Rugby Federation, the first real Italian rugby team.
In our country, everyone prefers football game, and it is only in 2000 that the Italian team enters the most important Championship in the northern hemisphere: the current RBS Six Nations.
This competition was born in the British Isles in 1883, as “competition housewife” that called Home Championship, which later became the Five Nations with the entry of France in 1910. It expects nearly a century to transform it into the current Six Nations Cup with Italy’s entry.
This year the Championship sees two Italian dates, exactly at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
On February 22, at 15.30, Italy will face Scotland and Saturday, March 15th will be the turn of England.
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Nothing more to add except a shout: GO ITALIA!
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