There are 24 athletes called up by the coach Andrea Di Giandomenico for Italy women for the second day of the tournament Six Nations, which the Azzurre will face on Sunday at home at the Sergio Lanfranchi stadium in Parma, which was already the scene of qualifying for the next World Cup during the tournament last September. Opponent in turn will be the difficult formation ofEnglandwinner in the first round against Scotland, but especially now first force in the world rankingvice world champion in 2017 in Ireland behind New Zealand, undefeated since 2018 in the tournament won in the last three editions. The teams also met last year in Padova with a 3-67 victory on April 10. Italy have already returned to Parma after a 39-6 first-round loss to France at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble and Di Giandomenico has announced the list of players called up for preparation.
Two changes, Giada Franco returns
Rugby, Women’s Six Nations 2022, history and figures
The two changes concern the entry into the group of Francesca Barro, pillar and hooker of Valsugana, debut in the national team, class of ’99 and former Red Panthers in Treviso, the city where she was born. And the most significant return of Giada Francothird line from Campania who wears the Colorno shirt, in the province of Parma where he also coaches one of the Red Furies youth teams, after a great experience in England with the Harlequins Ladies team, exploded especially in the best blue year of 2019. National team 187 made their Dublin debut in a 21-8 loss to Ireland on 11 February 2018, then totaling 21 selections and 5 goals scored. Important double goal potentially on the way, instead, for Valsugana’s cross Michela Sillari, also ex Colorno and Harlequins, when the team was still called Aylesford Bulls with plenty of English Channel Championship wins. If he enters the field he will cross the finish line of the 65 selections and in the event of points scored – his two places and 6 points in total during the defeat against France yesterday – he will exceed 200 points with the shirt blue, being now at 199.
The Azurre in rally
Here is the list of the 24 athletes called up: Sara Baratin (Villorba Rugby, 102 selections), Melissa Bettoni (Stade Rennais, 65), Francesca Barro (Valsugana Rugby Padova, newcomer), Alyssa D’Inca (Villorba Rugby, 5), Giordana Duca (Valsugana Rugby Padova, 25), Valeria Fedrighi (Stade Toulousain, 25), Giada Franco (Rugby Colorno, 21), Manuela Furlan (Villorba Rugby, 82), Lucie Gai (Valsugana Rugby Padova, 77), Elisa Giordano (Valsugana Rugby Padova, 50 years old), Isabelle Locatelli (Rugby Colorno, 29), Veronica Sideboard (Rugby Colorno, 26), Maria Magatti (Cus Milano Rugby, 39), Gaia Maris (Valsugana Rugby Padova, 7), Aura Muzzo (Villorba Rugby, 21), Victory Ostuni Minuzzi (Valsugana Rugby Padova, 10), Beatrice Rigoni (Valsugana Rugby Padova, 50 years old), Francesca Sberna (Rugby Calvisano, 7), Sara Seye (Rugby Calvisano, 3), Michela Sillari (Valsugana Rugby Padova, 64), Emanuela Stecca (Villorba Rugby, 1), Sophie Stefan (Valsugana Rugby Padova, 63), Sara Tounesi (ASM Romagnat, 19), Vittoria Vecchini (Valsugana Rugby Padua, 4). After the match against England, before the only week of the Easter holidays, Italy will return to the field Sunday and still absent, at Musgrave Park in Cork against Ireland.