Italy RL like their union counterparts play their home games in blue shirts, with the away strip white. The shirt is yet to feature in the top levels of the game and their notable players are probably not known by many except keen league supporters. They are: Anthony Minichiello, Paul Franze, Chris Nero, Terry Campese, Grant Rovelli, Mark Minichiello, Anthony Laffranchi, Rocky Trimarchi and Cameron Ciraldo
The Italian Rugby league team played their first international match in Rome in 1960 against Australia, losing 15-37. The team is administered by the Federazione Italiana Rugby League.
In 2010 Italy will play in the European Nations Cup against Wales and Lebanon. They also play the USA Tomahawks for the Columbus Cup. They are currently ranked 18 in the RLIF rankings.