Dean Budd rugby player
Dean Budd rugby player

Dean Budd

31st Jul 1986 1.95m/110kg No 5 Lock

"It's horrible here, seeing the military trucks pull up to pick up the dead people" - Budd on his experience in Italy

1 year ago by Rugby Dump

Life under lockdown in Italy has been hard, but despite the country being hit hardest by the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Benetton's Dean Budd says the "spirit of the people" has made things bearable...

France and Italy both make one change for Paris clash

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Arthur Vincent and Jayden Hayward come into the France and Italy starting line-ups respectively for the match in Paris.       France and Italy both make just one change to their starting...

O'Shea promises victorious Italy an 'old-school night'

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy will enjoy what Conor O'Shea termed "an old-school night" after cruising past Canada to make it two Rugby World Cup wins from two.     The Azzurri followed up their 47-22 bonus-point victory...

Rugby World Cup interviewer calls Italy's Dean Budd the Canada captain – video

1 year ago by The Guardian

An interviewer at the Rugby World Cup in Japan was left red-faced on Thursday after wrongly describing Dean Budd as the Canada captain in his opening question."Italy!" Budd replied, pointing to the badge...

Match Report: Italy 48-7 Canada

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy crushed Canada with a 48-7 victory in Fukuoka as they maintained their unbeaten Rugby World Cup start ahead of a potentially pivotal clash with South Africa.   The Azzurri had only...

Matteo Minozzi seals Italy’s seven-try romp over Canada at Rugby World Cup

1 year ago by The Guardian

• Pool B: Italy 48-7 Canada• Second straight bonus-point victory for AzzurriItaly’s forwards bludgeoned Canada into submission with seven tries in a 48-7 victory amid energy-sapping humidity at Fukuoka...

Rugby World Cup 2019 Preview: Italy v Canada

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Only five players who started against Namibia remain for Italy's clash with Canada in Pool B on Thursday.       Italy's strength in depth will be tested when they face Canada in the...

Parisse to make history against Namibia

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has announced his team for the Pool B match against Namibia in Hanazono Rugby Stadium on Sunday, 22 September.   Italy have made nine changes to the starting XV who lost...

Gloucester scrumhalf set for test debut while Zanon wins his second start

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Centre Marco Zanon earn just his second international cap for Italy when they begin their World Cup warm-ups against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium.   The 21-year-old made his Test debut...

Italy Name 44-man Squad For World Cup Preparations

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has named a 44-man preliminary squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The squad will meet up in Pergine Valsugana on 2 June.   The likes of Marco Fuser,...