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Rugby: Italy faces New Zealand in Rome on Saturday 6 November

via Noah Malabris | Posted on 10/13/2021 at 07:05 AM | Updated on 10/14/2021 at 11:28

The traditional Autumn Tour, which sees teams from the Southern Hemisphere coming to 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 in their confrontations with them. Most noticeable is certainly the humiliating 101 to 3 that was run during the 1999 World Cup, a match that the black He flattened the oval fourteen times (almost the same as the number of players in the team) in the Italian goal…

So, if it’s hard to imagine the success of a group whose mediocre level raises questions about its legitimacy to be part of the Six Nations (there has been no tournament win since 2015), this match will nonetheless be an opportunity for the cross-country games to gain experience. In the face of the global gratin. On top of that, it’s a nice nod to the former as coach of Kieran Crowley: he was recently appointed, as the new head coach of the blue team He will test his baptism against a team he knows well, since he was a world champion as a player with New Zealand in 1987. During this competition, he met remarkably and beat… Italy.

There are two test matches on the program during this tour: Italy and Argentina and Italy and Uruguay. Argentina is a strong team, although it is still below the level of the best teams in the world. match against Pumas It will take place on Saturday 13 November in Treviso. Uruguay, who appears to be the most costly opponent and against whom it is necessary to win to reassure themselves ahead of the Six Nations Championship, will be greeted at Parma the following Saturday.

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

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