Result: Japan 22 v 25 Italy (16-06-18)

Follow @RedefinedRugby Italy claimed their first victory of the year when they beat Japan 25-22 in their June international at the Noevir Stadium in Kobe on Saturday. The Azzurri dominated the early stages before Japan fought back in the second-half and both sides eventually scored three tries apiece. The result also means that Italy

Preview: Japan v Italy (16-06-18)

Follow @RedefinedRugby Michael Leitch will lead a Japan side that shows just one change and one positional switch for the second Test with Italy in Kobe on Saturday. Following last week’s 34-17 win over the Azzurri in Oita, head coach Jamie Joseph has stuck with the same 23 players. However, he has opted to

Result: Japan 34 v 17 Italy (09-06-18)

Follow @RedefinedRugby Japan produced a polished all-round performance to see of Italy 34-17 at Oita Bank Dome in Oita in their first Test of the year on Saturday. Tries from Amanaki Mafi, Kenki Fukuoka, Loamno Lemeki and Kotaro Matsushima proved too much for Italy, who scored through Tizano Pasquali and Braam Steyn. Italy

Preview: Japan v Italy (09-06-18)

Follow @RedefinedRugby Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture, Japan Local time kick off 14:45 NZ Kick Off - 17:45, Sat 09 Jun 2018 Referee: Nic Berry (Australia) Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Nick Briant (New Zealand) Television match official: Rowan Kitt (England) JAP (on 75.66 points) at home -vs- ITA (on 71.10 points) RR WORLD RANKINGS Possible Outcome Rating Point Exchange New JAP Rating New ITA Rating Will ITA overtake

6 Nations 2018 : Wales 38 vs 14 Italy {11-3-18}

Follow @RedefinedRugby Wales returned to the victory trail in the Six Nations when they claimed a 38-14 bonus-point win over Italy in Cardiff on Sunday. Although they were comfortable winners in the end, Wales were frustrated for large periods as Italy delivered a competitive performance and the home side only secured their

6 Nations 2018: France 34 v 17 Italy

Follow @RedefinedRugby France claimed their first win of the 2018 Six Nations, defeating Italy 34-17 at the Orange Vélodrome on Friday night. Les Bleus squandered several chances in the first half. However, after going into the break with a narrow 11-7 advantage, they wore Italy down and eventually put some daylight between themselves

Italy change three for France game

Follow @RedefinedRugby Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has made three changes to his team for their Six Nations clash with France on Friday night. All are in the pack with Andrea Lovotti and Leonardo Ghiraldini coming into the front-row, while Maxime Mbanda is introduced at openside flanker. Mbanda, meanwhile, is promoted from the