Italy is a developing rugby nation. The Azzurri are improving with each international competition they enter.
Philippe Saint-Andre has warned France not to take Italy for granted as the tournament favourites open their Six Nations campaign in Paris.
World Cup finalists France will bid to get their Six Nations campaign off with a resounding bang when they host Italy at the Stade de France on Saturday.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has rung the changes for his team's Six Nations opener against France in Paris on Saturday.
New Italy coach Jacques Brunel sprang a surprise on Wednesday by picking uncapped wing Giovanbattista Venditti for Saturday's Six Nations opener against France in Paris.
Centre Wesley Fofana will make his international debut for France in their Six Nations opener against Italy on Saturday, after what he admits has been a slow maturing process.
Italy's new coach Jacques Brunel has added South African scrumhalf Tobie Botes to his 31-man squad to play France in Paris on Saturday when France will be anxious to wipe out the memory of last season's defeat at the hands of the Azzurri.
Centre Wesley Fofana will earn his first cap for France when they take on Italy in their Six Nations opener.
Italy's French coach Jacques Brunel is determined not to be accused of divided loyalties when his team lines up against France this weekend in their Six Nations opener.
Lock Antonio Pavanello will miss Italy's Six Nations opener against France after been banned for two weeks following a disciplinary hearing.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has called up Treviso prop Michele Rizzo as a back-up for the injured Alberto De Marchi for his side's opening two matches in the Six Nations next month.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has named four uncapped players in his 30-man Six Nations squad.
Frenchman Jacques Brunel wasted no time in stamping his mark on his new role as Italy coach when he named a Six Nations squad which showed a number of key changes.
Jacques Brunel says he wants to stamp his mark on the Italy national team by creating a team that is dangerous everywhere.
Italian Test flank Mauro Bergamasco has signed for Aironi and will join the Viadana-based side until the end of the season with an option for a second year.
The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) hit out at Pro 12 franchise Treviso for not respecting an agreement which is designed ultimately to improve the national team's prospects.
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