Buon giorno, my name is John-Paul Gourgeandringo.
I am to introduce Azzurri - the Italian Rugby team.
I am only very young to the game of rugby union, so please be forgiving me if I do not know all the correct language.
It is not a easy game to learn. I have much trouble with the ruck and the maul, but then this is also being a problem for the referees, I think.
The Azzurri Squad
Forwards: Andrea De Rossi (Calvisano), Aaron Persico (Leeds), Andrea Benatti (Viadana), Matthew Phillips (Viadana), Scott Palmer (Treviso), Sergio Parisse (Treviso), Mauro Bergamasco (Stade Francais), Cristian Bezzi (Viadana), Santiago Dellape (Treviso), Carlo Checchinato (Treviso), Marco Bortolami (Padova), Andrea Lo Cicero (Lazio and Primavera), Salvatore Perugini (Calvisano), Martin Castrogiovanni (Calvisano), Ramiro Martinez (Treviso), Fabio Ongaro (Treviso), Carlo Festuccia (Gran Parma).
Backs: Gert Peens (Overmach Parma), Gonzalo Canale (Treviso), Mirco Bergamasco (Stade Francais), Nicola Nazzucato (Calvisano), Denis Dallan (Treviso), Alessandro Stoica (Montpellier), Manuel Dallan (Treviso), Andrea Masi (Viadana), Matteo Barbini (Padova), Vincenzo Zullo (Calvisano), Rima Wakarua (Brescia), Francesco Mazzariol (Gran Parma), Alessandro Troncon (Treviso), Matteo Mazzantini (Viadana).
Our team has already beaten the
Does this make
I hope that the games against
They will be hard to play, the different styles will make difficulties.
In other pools there are wider gaps between the teams with the greater ability. We have the best chance to advance past the pool play from the pool D.
This is what I tell myself, and it makes me happy;-)
At least until I think of playing our first game. It is against The All Blacks.
My friends from New Zealand, they talk of “cricket” scores. I do not know what they mean. I think… that I do not want to know.
I am sorry, I will have to stop now and think the happy thoughts!