Dean Budd rugby player
Dean Budd rugby player

Dean Budd

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

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...

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...

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

1 year 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,...

Six Nations Team Of The Week Round Three

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

With round 3 of the Six Nations done and dusted we pick our team of the week.         1. Ben Moon - England     A strong performance by the English loosehead sees...

Player Ratings: Italy v Wales

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales claimed their eleventh consecutive victory as they claimed an 11 point victory in Rome. The Italians kept the game tight up until the hour mark before Wales ran away with the game.     Here...

Six Nations: Italy Change Two For Welsh Clash

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has made two changes for Italy as Edoardo Padovani comes into the backline and Nicola Quaglio into the front row for their Six Nations clash with Wales on Saturday.     Padovani...