Rugby Union in Italy

Rugby union in Italy is governed by the Italian Rugby Federation. Rugby was introduced to Italy in the early 1900s. Two Italian professional teams (Benetton Treviso and Zebre) compete in the Pro 12 and in the Heineken Cup. The Super 10 competition is the main national club competition. Four Italian clubs from the national championship compete in the European Challenge Cup. Italy compete in the Six Nations Championship and Rugby World Cup, and are classified as a tier one nation by the International Rugby Board.

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