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Italy Rugby Union Six Nations Betting Guide

The Italians will be battling avoid finishing bottom of the 2018 Six Nations and they will be favourites for the wooden spoon as they continue to flounder, despite showing glimpses of improving as a rugby nation.

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Italy 2019 Six Nations Odds

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Italy 2019 Squad

Forwards: TBC.

Backs: TBC.

Italy 2019 Six Nations Fixtures

Date Home Score Away Betting Preview Venue
2nd Feb Scotland v Italy Preview Murrayfield
9th Feb Italy v Wales Preview Rome
24th Feb Italy v Ireland Preview Rome
9th Mar England v Italy Preview Twickenham
16th Mar Italy v France Preview Rome

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Italy 6 Nations Standings

Team Pld W D L PTS F PTS A Bonus Points
Ireland 5 5 0 0 160 82 3 26
Wales 5 3 0 2 119 83 3 15
Scotland 5 3 0 2 101 128 1 13
France 5 2 0 3 108 94 3 11
England 5 2 0 3 102 92 2 10
Italy 5 0 0 5 92 203 1 1

Italy Background

The Five Nations became the Six Nations when Italy became the final member of this elite band of Northern Rugby Nations and at the time there were many dissenters as it was thought they would find it hard to hold their own and compete at this level against the likes of England and France.

While they have been fighting it out for the wooden spoon ever since in recent years their performances have improved, nevertheless their ground just demonstrates where this game stands in Italian sporting rankings and that is very much as the poor relations. Many people from the home countries travel to Rome for an excuse to have another six nations venue to travel to but this novelty may well wear off over the next few years unless Italy performs at a better level.

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