Leonardo Ghiraldini rugby player
Leonardo Ghiraldini rugby player

Leonardo Ghiraldini

26th Dec 1984 1.84m/103kg Hooker

Parisse to make history against Namibia

4 months 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...

Conor O'Shea announces his 31 man RWC squad

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Conor O'Shea has announced 31 players for the 2019 Rugby World Cup scheduled in Japan starting next September 20th.     Veteran Sergio Parisse, captain of Italy with 139 caps and...

Italy Name 44-man Squad For World Cup Preparations

8 months 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,...

Penaud late show gets France past luckless Italy

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy were made to pay for failing to take their chances in the first half as France handed them a fifth Six Nations defeat this year.         Italy were unable to snatch a win...

Six Nations: Five Changes To Italy's Starting XV To Face France

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has made five changes to his starting XV ahead of his side's final Six Nations test of 2019 against France.     Michelle Campagnaro misses the clash through...

Six Nations: Parisse returns to lead Italy

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sergio Parisse returns to the Italy starting line up to lead them against England in one of three changes to the team for round four of the competition.     Parisse missed the defeat...

Six Nations: Italy Make Five Changes To Face Ireland

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Conor O'Shea has made five changes to his starting XV that faced Wales in round two of the Six Nations. Tito Tebaldi comes into the starting XV after withdrawing from the clash with Scotland due to...

Player Ratings: Italy v Wales

11 months 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...

Wales scrap to Six Nations success over Italy

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was another struggle for Wales but Warren Gatland's side battled their way to a 26-15 Six Nations win over Italy in Rome on Saturday.       Wales made it two wins from two in the...

Six Nations: Italy Change Two For Welsh Clash

11 months 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...