6 Nations 2021. Who is the Italian gold nugget Stephen Varney shining against France’s XV?

Although he plays for the Italian national team, Stephen Varney was born and raised in Carmarthen, Wales. His father was a Welsh third line, so he acquired Italian origin from his mother. And if he lived primarily in the United Kingdom, Varney eventually opted for the Italian selection. “My maternal grandfather was Italian. I was brought up in Italian culture. I have always felt Italian. Then I had the opportunity to play for the Italian selection, I did not hesitateStephen Varney made his Premlila debut on February 22, 2020.. From then on, he quickly made his first hole in the squad of Gloucester until the first selection was received, against Scotland on 14 November, the first day of the Autumn Nations Cup. Before the opening of the tournament and the match against France, it had only 3 selections and one start. An express climb. Less than a year after his professional debut, he found himself in the selection. “Italy has a lot of good, very competitive scrum backs. I did not expect it to start early. It’s a privilege to start every game, and I know it.

A first match in a 6-nation tournament is always a special moment for a player. This was the case for him last Saturday against XV of France. Opportunity also to face with Antoine DuPont. “This is an extraordinary moment. Facing the best number 9 in the world is incredible. It was very hard for me, and probably easy for him. He has a very good set up front and a big back line to keep him in good condition. It was still a great experience. I was able to chat with him after the match, it was a good time“Despite everything, Stefan Varney did not have a cold eye. He was the foremost Italian in the match and caused many problems for the French, especially around the rucks.”During the week, we analyzed the France team. She defends very well outside with a good three-quarter line. So we wanted to speed up the rucks to create spaces.[ANALYSE] How did Italy cause defensive problems for the Blues?

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This year, Squadra Azzura presents itself with a very young team. The Italian coach, Franco Smith, has decided to build for a longer period. “It is true that we have a youth group this year. Franco Smith trusts us. We are building for the future, and we are using 6-nation tournaments to gain experience. The goal is to be ready for the World Cup in 2023.“This Saturday, Stephen Varney will receive his fifth cap when he starts the match at Twiningham. After his home defeat to Scotland, 6-11, he and his compatriots will face an English side full of doubt. The time is right for this. Young Italian team. Try to do something. “We want to win every game. I think English will be very vindictive today. But if there is a flaw then we are ready to fit in it

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