Posted by: fiore | February 2, 2012

6 Nations 2012 fixtures

Here are the fixtures of the 2012 Six Nations Championship.

Six Nations 2012 - fixtures

For the first round with France, Italy will be fielding an interesting young team. Twelve players from Benetton Treviso are named in the matchday squad a new record for an Italian side in the RBS 6 Nations.  Here it is:

15 Andrea MASI (Aironi Rugby, 64 caps)

14 Giovanbattista VENDITTI (Aironi Rugby, 0 caps)*

13 Tommaso BENVENUTI (Benetton Treviso, 12 caps)*

12 Alberto SGARBI (Benetton Treviso, 12 caps)

11 Luke MCLEAN (Benetton Treviso, 33 caps)

10 Kristopher BURTON (Benetton Treviso, 9 caps)

9 Edoardo GORI (Benetton Treviso, 9 caps)*

8 Sergio PARISSE (Stade Francais, 83 caps) – capitano

7 Robert BARBIERI (Benetton Treviso, 16 caps)

6 Alessandro ZANNI (Benetton Treviso, 58 caps)

5 Quintin GELDENHUYS (Aironi Rugby, 25 caps)

4 Cornelius VAN ZYL (Benetton Treviso, 6 caps)

3 Martin CASTROGIOVANNI (Leicester Tigers, 82 caps)

2 Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Benetton Treviso, 41 caps)

1 Andrea LO CICERO (Racing-Metro Paris, 91 caps)


16 Tommaso D’APICE (Aironi Rugby, 3 caps)*

17 Lorenzo CITTADINI (Benetton Treviso, 8 caps)

18 Marco BORTOLAMI (Aironi Rugby, 88 caps)

19 Simone FAVARO (Aironi Rugby, 6 caps)*

20 Fabio SEMENZATO (Benetton Treviso, 8 caps)

21 Tobias BOTES (Benetton Treviso, esordiente)

22 Gonzalo CANALE (Clermont-Auvergne, 72 caps)

* product of the Accademia FIR “Ivan Francescato”



  1. Hi Fiore,
    I need to contact you asap.
    Can you please write to me at
    Thank you and ciao,
    Federico (CUS Pavia)

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