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Italy have been playing international rugby since the late 1920s, although they probably didn't sell many Italy Rugby Tickets back then. In May 1929 Italy played their first international rugby match against Spain and lost 9 points to nil. Italy contested the European Championships from 1936-38.

As with all of the international rugby unions there was a blip in the sport during the period of the Second World War but  Italy then continued to play in the European Championships from 1952 up until 2000 when they entered the 6 Nations.

Through the 1970s – 80s the Italian rugby union made progress with the help of international players and coaches. The national team went on a tour of South Africa in 1973 and they also toured England and Scotland and played against the mighty All Blacks and Australia and quite possibly managed to sell more Italy Rugby Tickets by now.

After many years of consistently good results against countries such as Spain , Georgia  and Romania who now play in the European Nations Cup the Italians were strong candidates to join the Five Nations Championship.

The first ever Rugby World Cup match took place between  Italy and New Zealand in 1987, New Zealand were clear winners with a score of 70-6. Italy did manage to finish third in their pool by beating Fiji.

In the 1991 Rugby World Cup Italy were in a pool with England, New Zealand and the USA, they beat the USA but lost to the other two teams and failed to leave the pool stages.

In the 1995 World Cup Italy ran England close to a 20-27 loss, they also lost to Western Samoa but beat Argentina to finish third in the pool again.

In 1997 Italy beat Ireland twice, 37-29 at  Lansdowne Road and 37-22 at Bologna. Also in 1997 they recorded their first win over France and in 1998 Scotland were on the losing end of Italy and they only just missed out on a famous victory against England.

In the 1999 World Cup Italy were once again in a group with New Zealand and they did not win any of the pool matches meaning an early exit for them.

Italy were eventually admitted into the (what is now called) Six Nations Championship in the year 2000 and they won their opening game against the Scots. They did not win any games in the following two Six Nations Tournaments but recorded their second Six Nations win against  Wales in 2003 and their third against the Scots in 2004.

In the 2005 Six Nations Italy again failed to win a single game and finished bottom of the table but on a tour of Argentina they managed to beat the Pumas 30-29 and drew the series one all.

The 2006 Six Nations saw the Italians become more competitive although they lost to all but gained a draw with Wales.

The 2007 Six Nations saw Italy lose to France and England but go on to beat  Scotland at Murrayfield 37-17 and Wales 23-20 in Rome. They did , however, go on to lose their last game to Ireland .

In the 2008 Six Nations Italy finished in last place although the defeats were close and they once again defeated Scotland 23-20. During the summer tests they lost out to South Africa but managed to just beat Argentina with a 13-12 win.

The 2009 Six Nations saw Italy come bottom of the table again without a single win and the 2010 Six Nations saw  Italy beat only Scotland. They do sell more Italy Rugby Tickets these days but they still have a long way to progress. For 6 Nations Tickets click the link above.

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