By Tiziano Franchini, Date:5/7/13
The weekend has pass and the Italian Rugby League (F.I.R.L) had a great success.
The Italian Rugby League have send their National women’s and National A teams to Paris to participate at the capitals tournament that was organized by the French committee ” Ile de France “.
Friday June 28th and Saturday 29th of June 2013 the National teams of Italy confronted Hungary and “Il de France” teams. The Italians dominated the tournament by demonstrating solidity and superiority in the games they played.
The first day off the tournament saw the National women’s and National A team qualifying easily for the tournament finals!! The men’s final was played on Saturday afternoon where Italy imposed significantly against a selected ” Ile de France” team leaving them to a scoreless sheet!!
The National women’s team followed their men’s example by dominating and taking the headlines home as the champions!! But that’s not all, the best players of the tournament also saw the Azzurri getting the honours respectively by Valentina Virgili and Fabio Nannini.
Alessandro Cuomo, coach of the National women’s team was very satisfied with he’s athletes presentation and getting great results in French territory, but that’s the fruits for all the hard work the girls have put in lately. Coach Cuomo cannot wait for the opportunity to play he’s team against other nationalities.
Cuomo would like to thank all the players for their sacrifice and commitment they have put in on the field and at the tournament, also a special thanks to Ilenia Bollini the captain off the women’s National team.
The National A side coach Tiziano Franchini said that after the stage we held on the 22sec of June 2013, he selected a National side compose with experience players and youngster of good quality for the future!! It’s was good to see the players demonstrating the work done so far Is off good quality and the players is growing and showing this by winning a international tournament .” There is still a lot of work to do if we want better results at a higher level but we are on the right street”.
The Italian National Rugby League ( F.I.R.L ) would like to thank all the players for their commitment in the tournament in Paris and the win between Italy and Russia. It can safely be said that Italy, putting 3 national teams in the field at the weekend showing the world of rugby league that we are growing and growing strong
ITALY A TEAM
FILON, CHECCHETTO, BORSETTO, BOSCOLO, FERRO, BROGIATO, VALLONE (Arieti Este XIII), DODI, CUOMO (XIII del Ducato), CO, BERZIERI, BACCHEGA (XIII del Ducato), VERARDI, DANTI (Sharks Tirreno), OTANO (Firenze R.L.), CENERINI, CORVINO (Il XIII de BresÃ ), LAUDICINA MEHDI, APPIAH (XIII della GHIRLANDINA).
ITALIAN NATIONAL WOMENS RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM
Valentina Virgili, Ilenia Bollini, Maria Magatti, Chiara Buongiorno, Lucia Di Toma, Paola Sabia, Giorgia Trentani, Rachele Dell’Oca, Cecilia Panisi, Alessandra Piccini, Marvin Severgnini, Marilu Avogadri, Giuliana Martelli, Lisa Calabrese, Rosa Bettolatti , Cecilia Arpano, Anna.