Alessandro Zanni

Italy national rugby union team Captain (sports) Sergio Parisse

Alessandro Zanni
Alessandro Zanni 2017.jpg
Birth nameAlessandro Zanni
Date of birth (1984-01-31) 31 January 1984 (age 36)
Place of birthUdine, Italy
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight106.5 kg (16 st 11 lb; 235 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003−2005
2005–2009
2009–2020
Udine
Calvisano
Benetton Treviso
17
68
137
(50)
(60)
(55)
Correct as of 28 August 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2005
2005–2020
Italy U21
Italy

117
(?)
(20)
Correct as of 23 August 2020
Teams coached
Years Team
2020– Benetton (Assistant Coach)

Alessandro Zanni (born 31 January 1984 in Udine)[1] is a former Italian rugby union player who has played over 100 times for Italy. His usual position is was a number 8, but in national team and Benetton he has played openside flanker, blindside flanker and Lock.[2] [3]

Zanni made his debut for the Italian national team in November 2005 in a Test against Tonga[4] and has been a regular in the Italian test team ever since winning his 100th cap against England on 4 February 2018.[5]

On 24 August 2015, he was named in the final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup[6] and on 18 August 2019, he was named in the final 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Alessandro Zanni". ESPN. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ https://federugby.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14579:alessandro-zanni-lascia-il-rugby-giocato&catid=252:slide&Itemid=811
  3. ^ "BENETTON RUGBY SALUTA GLI 8 LEONI CHE LASCIANO IL CLUB". Petrarca Rugby (in Italian). 16 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Italy (21) 48 - 0 (0) Tonga (FT)". Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  5. ^ https://in.reuters.com/article/uk-rugby-union-nations-ita-team-idUKKBN1FM1WD
  6. ^ Rugby World Cup, Scelti i 31 Azzurri per Inghilterra 2015
  7. ^ https://federugby.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13753:italrugby-conor-oshea-annuncia-i-31-giocatori-convocati-per-il-mondiale&catid=252:slide&Itemid=811