Italy Rugby World Cup Odds 2011

Italy are still an emerging rugby nation but they will want to put on a decent performance in New Zealand in 2011, the Italians have been in the Six Nations for ten years now so are used to top class competition on a regular basis. However, the team have failed to really make an imprint against the bigger nations and once again will find it hard to qualify for the last eight of the Rugby World Cup.

Italian Rugby World Cup 2011 Odds

When Italy were first allowed into the Six Nations tournament it was hoped they would evolve into a world class side, that has failed to materialise and they have only managed the odd win here and there against their Northern Hemisphere rivals. That will be a worry for their fans at the World Cup as they have been drawn in a tough looking Pool C, they will face the might of Australia and Ireland among others as they look to record an upset or two.

The Italians do have one or two nice players in their ranks with a good blend of experience and youth hoping to impress, the Bergamasco brothers are a main stay of the team and Coach Nick Mallett will be hoping they are fit for the tournament. Sergio Parisse will be the Captain for the team fitness depending and he is without doubt a world class number 8 for both club and country.

Italian Rugby World Cup Squad 2011

As and when the Italian Rugby World Cup Squad is announced we will of course be placiing it right here for punters to study.