Australia vs Italy rugby match this weekend
24th June 2017
Featuring world-class players, this weekend, the Australian Quantas Wallabies is set to go against the Italian Azzurri (translated to sky blue) in the Rugby Union match this weekend in the state of Queensland, Australia at the Suncorp stadium. This is a highly anticipated match that will see to it that the rugby giant battles yet again in international rugby.
The Wallabies is the one of the highest ranking teams across the world featuring top players. Both Australia and Italy feature a long history of playing international rugby that dates back from 1882 and 1929 respectively. This weekend, we shall see whether all that history will amount to something.
The Wallabies vs Italy Rugby highlights on their 2013 match
Italy hosted their latest march on the 9th of November 2013 in the Stadi Olimpico di Torino in Turin. The match featured brutal tackles and precision passes from the Austrian counterparts which gave them the lead with a staggering 30 points. Italy had lost the home advantage with the match ending at 20-50 to Australia’s favour. This was a big blow to the Italians who seem to never get a hold of the strong Australian team.
Wallabies at Italy Rugby Previous matches Results
Between them, they have had a total of 17 matches with Australia being the winners of each one of them. This date’s way back in 22nd of October 1983 which took place in Rovigo Italy where Italy lost to the then New Wales Rugby Team ending the match at 7-29. The highest point margin in the matches between the two, is the match that took place in Stadio Flaminio, Rome where Australians hammered the Italians with a staggering 49 points, ending the match at 6-55.
The closest that Italy has ever gotten to defeating the Australians is the match that happened in Florence, Italy at the majestic Stadio Artemio Franchi which ended as 19-22 on the 24th of November 2012.
Which team has better Chances of winning?
It goes without saying that based on the previous numerous matches, Italy is set to be defeated by the unstoppable Wallabies. The margin is what may differ. This is because Australia has a 100% win and lead in all the matches putting Italy at a disadvantage.
Given that Australia will be going head to head with the Azzuris in their home stadium in Brisbane, the Wallabies will definitely ensure that their record is well maintained. Italy however is still one of the best rugby clubs in Europe hence it is one to look out for surprises.
The Wallabies Use Majority of its squad
The Australian rugby team coach, Michael Cheika is not afraid to use the majority of his squad throughout the test matches, beginning with this Saturday’s match. This features a variety of top players like Stephen Moore at the hooker spot and a captain of the field, Lopeti Timani, Sefa Naivalu and Rob Horne.
With Speight’s hamstring injury which kept him out of the game with Scotland, the Wallabies have taken cautious approaches to ensure that the squad does not sustain injuries.
Where can you catch the action?
You can watch the match live on Eurosport and it begins at exactly 15:00 on the 24th of June 2017. You can enjoy some pre-match readings with highlights of their previous matches before the match begins.