Italy is a developing rugby nation. The Azzurri are improving with each international competition they enter.
Dan Cole has warned Italy that England's underperforming scrum is set for a big performance in Sunday's Six Nations showdown at Twickenham.
The Ospreys have confirmed they have agreed a two-year deal with Italy scrum-half Tito Tebaldi.
Italy have run into injury problems ahead of their RBS 6 Nations clash against England at Twickenham next month.
Rob Howley hailed his Wales side after they adapted superbly to testing conditions at a soaking Stadio Olimpico to beat Italy in the 6 Nations.
Wales kept alive their hopes of retaining the Six Nations title with an impressive 26-9 victory over Italy in Rome.
Italy will go into Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Wales with coach Jacques Brunel insisting the Azzurri are not a one-man team.
Wales wing Alex Cuthbert expects the Italian team that turned up against France three weeks ago to reappear at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.
Leicester prop Martin Castrogiovanni will captain Italy in Saturday's Six Nations clash against Wales in Rome.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse will miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship after being banned for insulting a referee.
Wales insist they have prepared to face an Italy team with Sergio Parisse in it at Rome's Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.
Sam Warburton has been named on the Wales replacements' bench for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy in Rome.
Shaun Edwards claims it is "no surprise" that Italy captain Sergio Parisse was sent off for back-chatting to a referee.
Italy have called Mauro Bergamasco into their squad for next Saturday's Six Nations match at home to Wales.
Stuart Hogg's 90-metre sprint was the highlight for Scotland as they kick-started their 6 Nations campaign with a 34-10 home win over Italy.
Sergio Parisse has rubbished claims that Italy are hot favourites to defeat Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
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