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Italy will meet New Zealand in Rome on Saturday 6 November

The traditional Autumn Tour, which sees teams from the Southern Hemisphere arrive in Europe to face teams from the Northern Hemisphere, is reserved for blue team Festive match against a strong opponent: all Black.

New Zealand is considered the best rugby team in the world, three times world champion (including two finals won by France…), New Zealand has always defeated Italy against it. Most noticeable is certainly the humiliating 101 to 3 that ran during the 1999 World Cup, a game that Neri He has flattened the oval of the Italian goal fourteen times (almost the same as the number of players in the team) …

If it is thus difficult to imagine the success of a group whose mediocre level raises doubts about its legitimacy to be a part of the Six Nations (no tournament win since 2015), this match will still be an opportunity to win the Transalpines. Experiment with the global gratin counter. Plus, it’s a nice nod to Kieran Crowley’s first manager: recently installed, the new head coach for blue team He will test his baptism against a team he knows well, as he was the world champion as a player with New Zealand in 1987. During this competition, he notably met and beat… Italy.

Two more Test matches are scheduled during this round: Italy and Argentina and Italy and Uruguay. Argentina is a strong team, albeit still below the level of the best teams in the world. match against puma It will take place on Saturday 13 November in Treviso. Uruguay, which appears to be the least expensive opponent who must be assured of victory before the Six Nations Championship, in Parma the following Saturday.

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Calendar :
Saturday 6 November: Italy – New Zealand, 14:00, Rome
Saturday 13 November: Italy – Argentina at 2 pm, Treviso
Saturday 20 November: Italy-Uruguay, 2:00 pm, Parma

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