Alessandro Troncon

Alessandro Troncon (born 6 September 1973 in Treviso) is a former Italian rugby union player.

Alessandro Troncon
Troncon in 2011
Birth nameAlessandro Troncon
Date of birth (1973-09-06) 6 September 1973 (age 48)
Place of birthTreviso, Italy
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight242 lb (110 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) scrum-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Benetton Treviso
Benetton Treviso
Benetton Treviso


Correct as of September 2007
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994–2007 Italy 101 (95)
Correct as of 29 September 2007
Teams coached
Years Team
Italy(Assistant Coach)
Zebre(Assistant Coach)
Italy Under 20
Zebre(Assistant Coach)
Italy A(Head Coach)

Troncon is the 6th most capped player in Italian rugby union history, and the first Italian to gain 100 caps. The veteran scrum-half made his Italy debut against Spain (62–15) in 1994[2] and has played alongside fly-half Diego Dominguez on more than 50 occasions. He suffered a serious knee injury after the 2003 World Cup which forced him to miss the entire 2004 Six Nations, and to lose the captaincy for his national team.

Troncon spent two years at French side Montferrand before returning to Treviso.[citation needed]

In 2007 Troncon was named man of the match as he scored a try in Italy's first overseas victory at Murrayfield against Scotland (37–17) in the 2007 Six Nations. Also he was named Man of the Match in the defeat to England (7–20) at Twickenham in the 2007 Six Nations. Troncon was in the Italian squad at the 2007 World Cup, during which he made his 100th appearance for his country, in a pool-match game against Portugal (31–5). In doing this, he became only the seventh rugby player to reach 100 caps, after George Gregan, Stephen Larkham, David Campese, Jason Leonard, Fabien Pelous, Philippe Sella and one game before Gareth Thomas.[3] He announced he was leaving competition after the tournament.

He became assistant coach to Italy head coach Nick Mallett in 2008.[citation needed]

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