September 11, 2019 / 5:36 AM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Rugby-World Cup-Italy

(Reuters) - Factbox on the Italy squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, where they will compete in Pool B:

ITALY

World ranking: 14

Coach: Conor O’Shea (Ireland)

Captain: Sergio Parisse

Squad:

Forwards - Simone Ferrari, Andrea Lovotti, Tiziano Pasquali, Nicola Quaglio, Marco Riccioni, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Oliviero Fabiani, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Dean Budd, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Alessandro Zanni, Maxime Mbanda, Sebastian Negri, Sergio Parisse, Jake Polledri, Abraham Steyn

Backs - Callum Braley, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tito Tebaldi, Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Tommaso Benvenuti, Michele Campagnaro, Luca Morisi, Mattia Bellini, Giulio Bisegni, Jayden Hayward, Matteo Minozzi, Edoardo Padovani

WORLD CUP RECORD

W - 11, L - 17, D - 0

Tournaments: 8

Last World Cup: Pool stage (2015)

Best finish: Pool stage (1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015)

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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