Victory in the Italdon World Championships against Ireland, Scotland and Spain ignited excitement around the rugby blues.Which reversed expectations that saw Irish favorites take off tickets to New Zealand. But what will Italy’s opponents be?
Blue will debut on October 9, 2022 against the United StatesSure, high-level training, but it’s not unrivaled. The Americans are ahead of Di Giandomenico’s Italy in the world rankings, but it is a very spiritual team and if the Italians are able to show the rugby seen with Scotland and to a large extent with Spain, this feat is not impossible.
However, on October 16, it will be Canada’s turn. North America are one of the strongest national teams in the world and certainly the mandatory candidates in Group B, which includes Italy. It will be tough for Forlan and his teammates, who will have to donate 100% on the pitch to try and make a tough flip on paper. But this is not a group win game.
Finally, on October 23, Italdon finished the group stage against Asia 1The winner of the Asian Qualifiers. The tournament that will see the favorite first Japan, along with Hong Kong and Kazakhstan. Assuming the Japanese are qualified, this is a challenge that must be completely won against a dangerous team, but of a lower level than Italy. Therefore, for the Blues, challenges with the US and Japan are key to achieving second place, giving them a certain qualification for the quarter-finals, while in the case of a knockout with the Americans, the Blues should aim for one of the top two-thirds of places to continue the path.
Photo: Valerio Origo – LPS
“Proud explorer. Freelance social media expert. Problem solver. Gamer. Extreme travel aficionado.”