ITALY are up against it as they look to avoid another Six Nations Wooden Spoon. Despite some encouraging performances since joining the competition in 2000, the Azzurri have been whipping boys in recent years. And that has led some to question whether they should be competing in the tournament at all. When did Italy last win a Six Nations match? Italy last won a Six Nations match in 2015 when they beat Scotland 22-19 at Murrayfield. That win on the final day meant they avoided the Wooden Spoon. What is Italy's best Six Nations performance? In both 2007 and 2013, Italy finished in fourth position with four points (two wins), marking their best two performances. In the 2007 campaign, the Italians hammered Scotland 37-17 at Murrayfield and then beat Wales 23-20 in Rome. In 2013, Italy beat France 23-18 at home and Ireland 22-15 at home. They also gave England a scare at Twickenham, only going down 18-11. Most read in Sport Live Blog … [Read more...] about When did Italy last win a Six Nations fixture and what’s their best performance in the tournament?
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ITALY are back in Six Nations action today as they take on Ireland. And while they may not win too many matches in Europe's elite rugby competition , the Azzurri will always belt out their national anthem as passionately as any team in the world. What is Italy's national anthem called? The Italian national anthem is officially called Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians). However, to most Italians it is better known as Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) after the first line of the song. What are the words to Italy's national anthem? Fratelli d'Italia, Stringiamci a coorte, Most read in Rugby Union Live Blog wales 40 england 24 Dragons secure Triple Crown with crushing bonus point win in Cardiff SIX NATIONS FIXTURES When England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy will play gauz for concern Who is Wales vs England rugby referee Pascal Gauzere? … [Read more...] about Italy national anthem lyrics: What are the words to Fratelli d’Italia in English and Italian?
FRANCE were looking to continue their Six Nations winning streak as they host Scotland in Round 3. But the match has now been postponed after a coronavirus outbreak within the French squad . Why has France vs Scotland been cancelled? France vs Scotland has been cancelled after the entire French squad was ordered to isolate. The match had been scheduled to go ahead despite Les Bleus reporting ten positive tests. However a further positive test led to the match being called off on Thursday. A Six Nations statement said: "The Six Nations Testing Oversight Group (TOG) met today to review the situation in the French Camp. "They unanimously recommended the postponement of the France v Scotland match. This will be ratified later today by the Six Nations Council. "We will be working on the rescheduling of this fixture and will communicate the date in due course." In a statement on Twitter, France rugby said: "Following the RT-PCR tests carried out on Wednesday, … [Read more...] about France vs Scotland postponed: Why has Six Nations rugby match been cancelled and what date will fixture be played now?
THE SIX Nations is in week three and Wales have won a Triple Crown against England. England won the accolade last year but had hopes of repeating the feat in 2021 snuffed out by Scotland at Twickenham on the opening day . What is a Triple Crown? The Triple Crown is contested amongst the home nations, where if England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland are successful in all three games they are then crowned winners of the 'Triple Crown.' As Scotland were swept aside in their 34-7 defeat to Wales last weekend they will be unable to achieve the accolade this time round. It is uncertain where the name surfaced but it is believed that it's origins date back to the Home Nations Championship - the predecessor to the Six Nations, which saw only the home nations involved. Prior to 2006 there was no trophy awarded for anyone who had achieved the Triple Crown and it was in turn called the 'invisible trophy.' However Barry Hooper, Head of External Communications at the Royal … [Read more...] about What is a Triple crown in the Six Nations and have Wales, England, Scotland or Ireland won it most?
EDINBURGH: Scotland have named three uncapped players in a 40-man squad for the conclusion of the 2020 Six Nations and newly-launched Autumn Nations Cup this year, Scottish Rugby announced on Monday. Harlequins scrum-half Scott Steele moves up to the senior squad after representing Scotland at under-20 level, while South African-born prop Oli Kebble and winger Duhan van der Merwe have qualified through residency. Coach Gregor Townsend also recalled London Irish flanker Blair Cowan, who won his last Scotland cap in 2016, and Harlequins centre James Lang, who last featured in mid-2018. “We are very much looking forward to coming back together as a coaching and playing group after such an unprecedented and challenging period in our sport and across society in general,” said Townsend in a media release naming the squad. “There was a strong feeling that we were growing as a team during the Six Nations earlier this year, making progress from game-to-game as well as building closer … [Read more...] about Rugby: Three uncapped players in 40-man Scotland squad