England will face the Azzurri at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 15 March in their final match of the RBS Six Nations 2014. England fans will get the perfect opportunity to travel one of the great cities of the world and experience some thrilling rugby against the Italians by the Stuart Lancaster’s coaching team. England cannot afford any slip ups in the final weekend of the 2014 Six Nations tournament.
Azzurri Vs England 2014 Preview DATE, KICK OFF, VENUE
Date: Satuarday 15 March 2014
Kick-off: 13:30 CET (UTC+1)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Players to watch:
For England Ruby Team:
It will be fascinating to observe whether England Ruby team this year hold considerable title aspirations, though they don’t have excellent players like Manu Tuilagi, Marland Yarde and Tom Croft due to injuries. Yet Bath fly-half George Ford, Gloucester back Jonny May, Exeter wing Jack Nowell and Bath talent are some name of young and enthusiastic hope for head coach Stuart Lancaster.
For Italy Ruby Team:
There is no doubt Italy are improving as a rugby force but Italy’s Six Nations record does not breed confidence. This year Italian fans expect much more from the team as they have Captain marvel Sergio Parisse, who reached a century of caps during this season’s autumn series. He will be again the good-luck piece of The Azzurri.
2012: Italy lost by 15-19
2011: England won by 59-13
2010: Italy lost by 12-17
2009: England won by 36-11
2008: Italy lost by 19-23
2007: England won by 20-7
2006: Italy lost by 16-31
2005: England 39-7 Italy
2004: Italy 9-50 England more information wiki
Italy Elite Player Squad:
Forwards: Martin Castrogiovanni (Toulon), Lorenzo Cittadini (Treviso), Alberto De Machi (Treviso), Michele Rizzo (Treviso), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Treviso), David Giazzon (Zebre), Marco Bortolami (Zebre), Marco Fuser (Treviso), Quintin Geldenhuys (Zebre), Antonio Pavanello (Trevizo), Robert Barbieri (Treviso), Mauro Bergamasco (Zebre), Paul Derbyshire (Treviso), Joshua Furno (Biarritz), Sergio Parisse (Captain; Stade Francais), Alessando Zanni (Treviso).
Backs: Tobias Botes (Treviso), Edoardo Gori (Treviso), Tomasso Allan (Perpignan), Luciano Orquera (Zebre), Tommaso Benvenuti (Perpignan), Michele Campagnaro (Treviso), Gonzalo Garcia (Zebre), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso), Mirco Bergamasco (Rovigo), Angelo Esposito (Treviso), Tommaso Iannone (Zebre), Luke McLean (Treviso), Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre), Leonardo Sarto (Zebre).
England Elite Player Squad:
Backs: M Benjamin (Leicester), F Burns (Gloucester), E Daly (Wasps), S Hill (Exeter), J Joseph (Bath), D Lewis (Exeter), J Simpson (Wasps), H Slade (Exeter), S Rokoduguni (Bath), M Tait (Leicester), T Varndell (Wasps).
Forwards: N Catt (Bath), C Clark (Northampton), W Collier (Harlequins), S Dickinson (Northampton), D Ewers (Exeter), J George (Saracens), J Gibson (Leicester), G Kitchener (Leicester), G Kruis (Saracens) , C Matthews (Harlequins), L Wallace (Harlequins), A Waller (Northampton), D Ward (Harlequins), S Wilson (Newcastle).