An Introduction to Italy Rugby Union T-Shirt
Italy Rugby Union T-Shirt by Ellis Rugby. Inspired by the Italy national rugby union team (Squadra nazionale italiana di rugby). The nation has played international rugby since 1929. Italy played their first international losing 0–9 against Spain in Barcelona. Also in 1934, Italy was one of the founder members of FIRA. In addition, France, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Catalonia, Romania, Holland, and Germany are members of FIRA.
Three of Italy Rugby Union’s greatest players – firstly, Massimo Giovanelli
The team is known as gli Azzurri (the Blues) has had many influential players in their history. A key player prior to the team’s introduction to the Six Nations Rugby Championship was Massimo Giovanelli. He gained 60 caps for Italy. And from 1989 to 2000 scored 4 tries. He was the captain for 37 caps. His first game was on 30 September 1989. It was in the 33-9 win over Zimbabwe. Played in Treviso. He was only aged 22 years old. In addition, he was selected for three Rugby World Cup finals. He played 2 times at the 1991 Rugby World Cup,
His lone Six Nations game was during the 2000 Six Nations Championship. In addition, they won 34-20 against Scotland, in Rome. That marked his country debut at the competition.
Italy Rugby Union T-Shirt inspiration – secondly, Marco Bortolami
AMarco Bortolaminother well-known Italian player was Marco Bortolami. He began his playing career with the team of his native Padua. His debut in the second row was at age 18. Also, he was soon made captain of Italy’s Under-21 side. He making his full international debut against Namibia in June 2001. At the age of 22, Bortalami was made Italy’s youngest ever captain.
In the summer of 2006, he joined English Premiership side Gloucester Rugby taking the role of captain. He made 23 appearances for Gloucester in 2008–09. In 2010 he returned to Italy signing for the new Aironi. And the team competed in the Celtic League from the 2010–11 season. Bortolami signed for the new franchise Zebre in the Pro12 for the 2012/13 season. On 7 May 2016, Bortolami announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect.
Italy Rugby Union T-Shirt inspiration – Sergio Parisse
The most influential Italian player is Sergio Parisse. He was the first Italian rugby union player to be nominated for the IRB International Player of the Year. Also, Parisse is widely considered one of the greatest number eights to play the game in the modern era. And the greatest Italian rugby player of all time. He also holds the joint record of playing in five Rugby World Cups.
Parisse was born in La Plata, capital of Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Italian parents. His father, also Sergio, played for the l’Aquila club with whom he won the Italian club championship in 1967 before his job with the Alitalia airline took him to Argentina in 1970.
Parisse made his full Test debut for the Italy national team in June 2002. He was capped at the age of 18. He played for three clubs, Benetton Treviso, Stade Francais, and Toulon. Up to 2019, he’d gained 142 caps for his country.
Manufactured from 100% cotton, the Ellis Rugby, Italy Rugby Union T-Shirt. Also, features a vintage Italy Rugby Union crest. In addition, this garment includes the Ellis Rugby applique shield on the arm, herringbone side vents, and ‘Pride in the Jersey’ embroidery on the nape. It also has a velvet tape trim on the neck. Also available are Italy Rugby Union Polo Shirt Retro and Italy Rugby Union Shirt Vintage Jersey.
The available sizes are S – 4XL.