Gloucester flanker Jake Polledri can strengthen his case for a place in Italy's Six Nations squad when his side face Zebre in the Challenge Cup in front of Conor O'Shea Saturday.
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Argentina got back to winning ways but it took a second-half fightback in Florence before they saw off Italy.
Italy have named an unchanged starting XV to face Argentina, with Conor O'Shea making two changes to the Azzurri bench.
Ian McKinley has thanked Italy for giving him a 'second chance at life' after he made his debut for the national side during Saturday's 19-10 win over Fiji.
Italian debutant Ian McKinley opened his Test account with a penalty as his side secured victory over Fiji for the first time in four years with a 19-10 triumph.
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Ian McKinley lost sight in his left eye playing for Leinster in 2010. Seven years on, the fly-half is in Italy's squad for the autumn internationals and on the verge of a Test debut.
Italy have included five uncapped players in their squad for the autumn internationals including Irish-born Ian McKinley.
Italy coach Conor O'Shea has included former Ireland Under-20 fly-half Ian McKinley in a 34-man training squad ahead of his side's autumn internationals.
Former Ireland boss Michael Bradley has been named head coach of Italian side Zebre ahead of the new Guinness PRO12 season.
The Wallabies have have held off a fast-finishing Italy to escape with a heartstopping 40-27 win in Saturday's final June Test in Brisbane.
Warren Gatland may have taken out the award for multiple selection day shocks, but All Blacks coach Steve Hansen pulled his own swiftie with the shock promotion of Rieko Ioane.
Gregor Townsend started his time as Scotland's national coach with a victory over Italy at the Singapore National Stadium.
Gregor Townsend began his reign as Scotland head coach with a 34-13 victory over Italy in Singapore.
England began their defence of the World Rugby U20 Championship by hammering Samoa 74-17 in Georgia.
Italy will lose its right to an automatic Champions Cup place from next season after tournament organisers announced an overhaul of its qualification process.
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Gregor Townsend's first match as Scotland head coach will be against Italy in Singapore, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.
The Springboks have appointed Brendan Venter as their new defence coach.
The Scottish Rugby Union has hit back at the Rugby Football Union's wish to shorten the Six Nations to a six-week tournament.
England are Six Nations champions again, Italy have the wooden spoon again. It's all so 2016. So what did we learn from the 2017 championship? ESPN's writers cast their eye over every nation.
Owen Farrell, Joe Launchbury and Maro Itoje have been named on the 12-strong shortlist for this season's Six Nations player of the championship.
Now that the curtain has come down on the 2017 Six Nations, ESPN's rugby writers Tom Hamilton and Martyn Thomas hand out their awards from player of the tournament to biggest disappointment.
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