There was disappointment yet again for the home side at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome yesterday as Italy suffered their fifth successive defeat of this years RBS 6 Nations Championship. The clean sweep of losses handed Italy the dreaded wooden spoon and confirmed that they’re still shite at rugby. The Italians were actually beating Scotland with just one minute to go but somehow still managed to fuck it up.
It’s 18 years since Italy joined the tournament and it was hoped that playing regularly against the top teams in the Northern Hemisphere would make them a more dominant force in World rugby. Unfortunately however that clearly isn’t happening and organisers have now asked San Marino to join the tournament from next year on so Italy can win a few games.
We asked former Irish international Ronan O’Gara what he thought about the current state of Italian rugby and how things might progress for them in the future.
“I thought they would have improved more by now and I’m surprised and a little disappointed that it doesn’t seem to be happening for them yet. They just need to move on from this and look forward with belief. San Marino only have seven rugby players and two of them are women so the Italians have a good chance of getting a win next year.”
We grabbed a quick word with Italian captain Sergio Parisse as he left the field of play yesterday afternoon and asked him why Italy are still shite at Rugby.
“Why are Ireland still shite at football huh?” he replied angrily. “You potato eating nation of drunk people. Go and spend your entire weeks wages in the pub you pink-faced Leprechauns. Oh look, it’s 12 degrees outside, better cover your heads in factor 50!! You Jedward producing land of ginger people with silly accents. You fried breakfast eating drinkers of terrible wine from Tesco.”
Ah come on now Sergio, they’re just stereotypes. There’s no need to be like that.
“Ah shaddapa you face!”