S02E015 : “Opposition view for #LEIvZEB and #IREvITA featuring Andrea Tronchin @RugbyIta”


This weekend sees both Leinster & Ireland in action, against Zebre and Italy respectively, so for the latest in our “Opposition view” series I was lucky enough to be able to talk to Italian rugby super fan Andrea Tronchin, who is curator of the Italy twitter account for RugbyUnited as well as those for both Benetton and Zebre.  I asked him how the game has grown in Italy since they joined the Six Nations, what upcoming players we should look out for from Zebre, and how the national team will be approaching Saturday’s big match at the Aviva Stadium.  He kept apologising for his English, though I thought he was fine, definitely a hell of a lot better than my Italian that’s for sure.  But just in case, in the programme notes you’ll find a link to a blog where I’ve paraphrased his answers – for my part I thought he gave some really good insight to what the game is like over there.

Transcript is here > http://www.harpinonrugby.net/2020/10/podcast-s02e015-opposition-view-for.html

Munster v Benetton full match as mentioned by Andrea can be found here.

Andrea is on twitter at these accounts > @RugbyIta @Rugbytreviso_ & @RugbyZebre

Also at the Rugby Treviso Facebook page and group.

The touch rugby programme he mentioned can be found here.

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