Italy is a developing rugby nation. The Azzurri are improving with each international competition they enter.
Samoa resisted an early storm to triumph 39-10 over Italy and reach the Quadrangular Tournament final in South Africa.
Italy's clash with Samoa at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday could well be the highlight of the quadrangular series in South Africa.
South Africa got their 2013 international season up and running with a five-try 44-10 victory over Italy at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.
Treviso fly-half Alberto Di Bernardo will make his Italy debut in Saturday's Test against South Africa in Durban.
Newport Gwent Dragons on Tuesday announced the signing of Italy Test fly-half Kristopher Burton.
Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny has won this season's Six Nations Player of the Championship award.
Ireland's women claimed their first Six Nations Grand Slam thanks to a 6-3 win over Italy on St Patrick's Day.
Sergio Parisse celebrated the conclusion of Italy's most successful RBS 6 Nations after Ireland were beaten 22-15 at the Stadio Olimpico.
Ireland lost 22-15 to Italy - their first defeat against the Azzurri in the Six Nations - after an indisciplined display in Rome.
Declan Kidney is ruing missed opportunities as his Ireland side enter their final match against Italy with just one win in the RBS Six Nations.
Italy will be without Martin Castrogiovanni for their Six Nations clash with Ireland after he failed to recover from a thigh injury.
Rob Kearney believes Italy's performance in this year's RBS 6 Nations has finally convinced the rugby public that they are a growing force.
England face Wales next week with the opportunity of winning their first Six Nations Grand Slam in a decade after an 18-11 win over Italy.
England back row James Haskell is relishing the chance to face a former Stade Francais team-mate on Sunday.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel is so concerned about the threat of Manu Tuilagi that he joked about locking him in the Twickenham changing rooms.
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The Barbarians are one of the top invitational rugby sides with a long history and classic rugby jersey.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Lions get ready for their matches with this green training jersey. It's what the players wear. Get in the Gear!
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Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The Lions are ready to get their Australia tour underway. They arrive in Perth on Monday.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.