Italy have given us sight of the Rugby World Cup Shirts for the trip to New Zealand in 2011. The shirts are manufactured by Kappa and as usual the home version is blue and the away or alternate is white. They have therefore kept very much to tradition in this.
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The new Italian World Cup Home shirt keeps the traditional colour blue. It is however like most nations a slim fit style with panels on the chest and torso to aid ball grip. It has almost no collar but the sleeves reach down to the elbow. The alternate shirt keeps the traditional white but otherwise mirrors the home. The shirts are manufactured by Kappa whose logo comes down the breast bone from just under the collar, whilst the IRB logo is on the right chest and the Italian on the left. These products are now with our merchants but we expect them to sell fast so for availability on these and other Italian kit, just follow this link to the Italy Shirts page.
Italy World Cup 2011 Prediction
Italy stand 11th in the IRB rankings as they enter the 2011 contest and they have appeared at every World Cup from the first in 1987. To date they have never managed to get out of the pool stages. France 2007 the last World Cup they came 3rd in pool ‘C’. For New Zealand 2011 they face one of the favourites in Australia and an outsider Ireland in Pool ‘C’. They will also play Russia and USA both of whom they should beat..
Italy’s first game is on 11th September in the North Shore at North Harbour Stadium, against Australia, a game no one expects them to win. We see them finishing third in the pool, which will confirm them as qualifiers for 2015 in England.