Italy to take on Ireland alongside RBS Six Nations match

The wheelchair rugby teams of Italy and Ireland will face each other just before the RBS Six Nations match between both countries on 7 February. 06 Feb 2015
Moreno Marchetti of Italy

Moreno Marchetti of Italy celebrates after the Wheelchair Rugby match against New Zealand at the Invictus Games in London, 2014


Rome will turn into the capital of rugby on Saturday (7 February). Before Italy and Ireland meet in the RBS Six Nations match in the afternoon in the Olympic Stadium, the wheelchair rugby teams of both countries will face each other at the Stella Azzurra Basket Arena at 10:00 CET.

Pairing this friendly match with the great Six Nations event comes from an idea of the Italian Paralympic Committee in collaboration with FISPES - Paralympic and Experimental Sports Federation and ASD Ares, the sports association of the Romanes (Rome's wheelchair rugby team). Entrance will be free.

After the match, players and press will be invited to the prize giving ceremony and to the third half-time, which will take place by the Palatenda at the Unione Rugby Capitolina.