The 30-year-old utility back, now with Rovigo in his homeland, has stood out this season and earnt a recall from national coach Jacques Brunel
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Benetton Treviso 19 Leicester Tigers 34 match report: Tigers set-up winner takes all clash with Ulster with comeback win
Saturday 11 January 2014
Treviso make English champions work hard for victory but a Miles Benjamin brace along with a Julian Salvi effort and a penalty try gives Tigers bonus point victory
Wednesday 18 December 2013
It's easier than ever to cut straight to the source of Europe's wine regions
Thursday 07 November 2013
Roberto Calderoli fails to shrug off storm over 'orangutan' comment directed at Congolese-born integration minister
Thursday 29 August 2013
Sunday 28 July 2013
The row over the presence of giant cruise ships in Venice’s lagoon was reignited this weekend after claims that a huge vessel belonging to the same company as the wrecked Costa Concordia sailed dangerously close to St Mark’s Square.
Saturday 13 July 2013
Palladio’s grand buildings are a feature of this northern Italian city
Saturday 08 June 2013
A short walk from St Mark's Square, a 13th-century mercantile building is now an intimate guesthouse
Saturday 27 April 2013
Saturday 20 April 2013
Magnificent mountain biking above Cortina d'Ampezzo
Saturday 16 March 2013
The Italy captain, Sergio Parisse, has praised Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll as one of the greatest centres in the history of the sport, ahead of today’s Six Nations game at the Stadio Olimpico.
Sunday 30 December 2012
What better reason do you need to take your loved one to the romantic city of Venice than to revel in the spruced-up interiors of the Gritti Palace (00 39 041 2961 2222; star woodhotels.com), due to reopen in February after a major refurbishment?
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Cardiff Blues today battled to win only their third match in 14 to move two places up the RaboDirect Pro12 table after beating Newport-Gwent Dragons 12-10 in the east Wales derby at the Arms Park.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Benetton Treviso 13 Leicester Tigers 14
Saturday 15 December 2012
Decisions may be extremely hard to come by in the Heineken Cup boardroom, but coaches do not have the luxury of procrastination when it comes to choosing their teams for the kind of must-win matches facing teams like Leicester, Northampton and Saracens this weekend.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
The opera-house setting of Donna Leon's first novel, Death at La Fenice, was no accident. She has always been a serious student of music and this new work, a departure from her crime-fiction, features a splendid mystery surrounding the inheritance of an obscure baroque composer. His papers are locked in two trunks fought over by greedy rival descendants who decide to employ a scholar to investigate the contents.
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