The Italian rugby team, often referred as to as the Azzurri played their first ever rugby match in 1929 where they lost 9-0 to Spain. With football being the number one sport in Italy the growth of the rugby union has been slow and steady. Enormous progress was made in the 1970s and 1980s thanks to great foreign players and coaches joining the Italian Championship. Multiple tours of both the northern & southern hemisphere followed and in 2000 Italy joined the Six Nations Championships (formerly known as the five nations).
The likes of Sergio Parisse, Martin Castrogiovanni and Marco Bortalami are widely considered to have been amongst the best players to represent Italy and are renowned around the world. Italy play their home matches at the impressive Stadio Olimpico which has a capacity of 70,634.
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