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Discussion in '2018 NatWest Six Nations' started by munross, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. munross

    munross Guest

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    Sapa-AFP - Rugbyweek.com

    Very surprised that Mallet didn't pick Lo Cicero for the 6Nations
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  3. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Its funny (funny weird, not funny haha) when you see the names listed down there. They have some seriously impressive talent in certain positions. God help us when they sort out a decent 9-10 combination.
  4. Nidhogg

    Nidhogg Guest

    To all italians, I have a few question:

    Who the hell are:

    Matias Aguero
    Simone Favaro
    Jean-Francois Montauriol
    Tommaso Reato
    Alessandro Zanni

    Andrea Bacchetti
    Tommaso Benvenuti
    Gonzalo Garcia
    Luke McLean
    Gilberto Pavan
    Giulio Rubini
    Giulio Toniolatti

    Because I've honestly never heard of them in my life :D
  5. munross

    munross Guest

    When last did you watch Italian rugby because Matias Aguero, Tommaso Reato, Alessandro Zanni, Gonzalo Garcia, Luke McLean have all been around for a while now (I know cause of my roster editing :D )

    but yeah all the others are all very new uncapped players
  6. Nidhogg

    Nidhogg Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Intercept King JdV @ Jan 21 2009, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I've seen some of them appear in Rugby 08, but I can't remember having ever seen any of them play in the flesh, so I have no idea what they are really like.
  7. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    Perhaps Mick Mallett doesn't rate France D2. Just a thought.
  8. munross

    munross Guest

    Yeah maybe true, can't think why Andrea Lo Cicero plays for a D2 team?maybe its because he's nearing retirement...??
  9. munross

    munross Guest

    Found this too:

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    That is very harsh on Lo Cicero!has played 11 years for his county and this is the thanks he gets, all I can say is that Mallet and his coaching staff are a bunch of ***** for doing that
  10. danit

    danit Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Nidhogg @ Jan 21 2009, 07:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    kiddin' me? actually one on the best prop in the premiership, playing for Saracens, argentinian born

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    a 20 years old flanker, a real shining talent, playing for Rovigo

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    former player of Stade Toulousaine, actually playing an excellent season in Venice, italian heritage (his mother is italian), really not international level I think he won't be in the restricted 24 players group

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    Rovigo lock, 24 years old, 6 caps for Italy

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    one of the best italian backrow, imo he should be a starter before Josh Sole, 24 yrs and 26 caps

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    Rovigo winger, young (20) and talented player, he's playing very well actually, he deserves an opportunity with the national team

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    a real surprise, a very very young player (17) form the national academy and Treviso, never played in Super10 yet, guess NM picked him just to check him personally, for sure he won't be retained in the final squad

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    center, playing for Calvisano, argentinian born, impressed in last summer tour vs Southafrica but played less than average the autumn tests, not a player for the international level imo

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    fullback, playing for Calvisano, australian born - italian mother, 21 years old, had already been selected for junior australian national team

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    3 talented youngsters - , Pavan is 22, center playing for Parma, Rubini 21 halfback playing in Parma too, Toniolatti is a scrumhalf not anymore so young (25) but he's playing a pretty good season in Rome
  11. Nidhogg

    Nidhogg Guest

    Thanks for your explanation! :)

    I now realize I actually did know Zanni and Aguero, but otherwise it's seems a like a very young team, which can only be good. Here's to hoping Mallet leaves out players like McLean and Sole, and plays real italians in their position, unless they are streets ahead of their italian counterparts, which, going by your post, I can't imagine.
  12. stormmaster1

    stormmaster1 Guest

    So 9 and 10 then? Given that the pack can go toe to toe with any in the 6nations on its day, if they get a pair of half backs with any sort of control then they got a real chance of upsetting a few sides. A try scoring pacey winger would be useful too.
  13. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Nick Mallet has mooted the possibility of Mauro Bergamasco playing at nine as a last resort of sorts.


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    He's opted for physical scrum-half who also dabbles in being an incompetent jerk at number nine.

    So, thats Mike Phillips' days numbered then! Then again, we already knew that!
  14. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    yeah read about this earlier, could make Mallet look like a complete gimp if he tries it and fails spectacularly.
  15. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Could the man be talking a little tongue in cheek, he name dropped another out and out scum-half but then went off on a tangent about Bergamasco?

    He couldn't honestly be thinking about starting with in for the Six Nations?
  16. danit

    danit Guest

    it's just a joke...
  17. danit

    danit Guest

    a few changes in the squad Mallet picked today

    Martin CASTROGIOVANNI (Leicester Tigers, 54 caps)
    Carlos NIETO (Gloucester RFC, 31 caps)
    Salvatore PERUGINI (Stade Toulousain, 55 caps)
    Ignacio ROUYET (Viadana, 2 caps)

    Carlo FESTUCCIA (Racing Metro Paris, 45 caps)
    Fabio ONGARO (Saracens, 59 caps)

    Marco BORTOLAMI (Gloucester RFC, 70 caps)
    Carlo Antonio DEL FAVA (Ulster Branch, 33 caps)
    Santiago DELLAPE’ (Toulon RC, 52 caps)
    Tommaso REATO (Rovigo, 6 caps)

    Mauro BERGAMASCO (Stade Francais, 65 caps)
    Simone FAVARO (Rovigo, uncapped)
    Jean Francois MONTAURIOL (Venezia, uncapped)
    Sergio PARISSE (Stade Francais, 57 caps)
    Josh SOLE (Viadana, 33 caps)
    Alessandro ZANNI (Calvisano, 26 caps)

    Pablo CANAVOSIO (Viadana, 22 caps)
    Giulio TONIOLATTI (Capitolina Roma, 1 cap)

    Andrea MARCATO (Treviso, 12 caps)

    Andrea BACCHETTI (Rovigo, uncapped, wing)
    Gilberto PAVAN (O. Parma, uncapped, centre/wing)
    Mirco BERGAMASCO (Stade Francais, 56 caps, centre/wing)
    Gonzalo CANALE (Clermont Auvergne, 42 caps, centre)
    Gonzalo GARCIA (Calvisano, 5 caps, centre)
    Andrea MASI (Biarritz Olympique, 44 caps, centre/fullback)
    Luke MCLEAN (Calvisano, 3 caps, fullback)
    Matteo PRATICHETTI (Calvisano, 12 caps, centre/wing)
    Roberto QUARTAROLI (O. Parma, uncapped, centre)
    Kaine ROBERTSON (Viadana, 35 caps, wing)
    Giulio RUBINI (O. Parma, uncapped, fullback)

    group will be reduced to 24 players on feb. 3rd
  18. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    You see, I've seen Canavosio play and he is a very good scrum half. A kind of Italian Danny Care without the tendency to take about twelve steps before passing.

    Oh, also, my Italy vs France tickets arrived today. A weekend of Sun, Italian wine/beer and Rugby await me at the lush Stadio Flaminio...
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