Italian Rugby Federation

The Italian Rugby Federation (Italian: Federazione Italiana Rugby) or FIR is the governing body for the sport of rugby union in Italy. The FIR has one seat on the 28-member World Rugby Council, the governing body of World Rugby. (All other members of the Six Nations have two seats on the Council.)

Italian Rugby Federation
Federazione Italiana Rugby
SportRugby union
Founded1928; 94 years ago (1928) (1928; 94 years ago (1928))
World Rugby affiliation1987
Rugby Europe affiliation1934
PresidentMarzio Innocenti
Men's coachFranco Smith
Women's coachAndrea Di Giandomenico
Websitefederugby.it

There are two fully professional Italian clubs that play in the United Rugby Championship, in the European Rugby Champions Cup and in the European Rugby Challenge CupBenetton and Zebre. There are twelve semi-professional Italian clubs that play in the Top12, four of which qualify to play in the European Rugby Challenge Cup Qualifying Competition to qualify to the European Rugby Challenge Cup.


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