Simone Pietro Ferrari, born on March 28, 1994, is an Italian professional rugby union player who primarily plays as a prop for Benetton in the United Rugby Championship. He has also represented Italy at the international level, making his test debut against South Africa during the 2021 Autumn Nations Series. Ferrari previously played for clubs such as Mogliano.
Ferrari's rugby career began with his inclusion in the Italy Under 20 squad in 2013 and 2014. He continued to progress in the sport and eventually earned a place in the senior Italy squad from 2016 onwards. On August 18, 2019, he was named in the final 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, showcasing his talent on the global stage.
Before joining Benetton, Ferrari played for club sides Mogliano and Milano. He signed with Benetton in 2015 and quickly made an impression with his performances.
His strong performances led to his inclusion in Italy's November Test squad in 2016, and he made his international debut against South Africa in Florence.
Throughout the 2016/17 season, Ferrari made 19 appearances for Benetton, showcasing his skills and contributing to the team's success. By January 2018, he had already made 13 appearances for the club and was included in Italy's squad for the 2018 Six Nations Championship.
Ferrari entered the 2019 Six Nations with five previous appearances in the tournament.
As of December 2019, Ferrari had made 53 appearances for Benetton, demonstrating his consistency and commitment to the team. He has also managed to contribute points for the team, scoring five points in his career.
In March 2020, he signed a new contract with Benetton, extending his stay with the Italian side until June 30, 2023. Ferrari's skills as a prop and his dedication to the sport make him a valuable asset to both Benetton and the Italian national team.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Ferrari has been named in the squad for Italy.
|2015 - present
|2016 - present
|2013 - 2015
|2014 - 2015