In the Energy Travel offices, we love travel and we love sport. One of our favourite combinations of these two passions is supporting rugby in Italy.
We all know a little about the Italian game and the progress of the Azzurri in the six nations and at the World Cup. Below this, what does Italian rugby look like? Recent success of Italian youth teams shows promise for the future, but a strong league structure will also help promote competitive rugby and a dynamic future. With the Italian pyramid restarting last weekend, we took a deeper dive to find out more about:
Read about how he got into rugby, his coaching career with England, Loughborough University, Leicester Tigers then his move to Italy.
Fierce Action and Wow Factor - The final game of the this year's rugby championship produced the game of the championship!
After a scintillating away victory in England last month, we spoke to the coach of the victorious Italian U18 national rugby team, Roberto Santamaria
Mike Penistone looks back at how New Zealand avoided defeat and at the continuing momentum build of the Wallabies
Find out more about Fin-Swimming as well as Sweet Team Modena, his elite swim club for all acquatic disciplines
Andy tells us about how he got into skiing, about Snowsport England, the courses available with them and about his love of Telemark!
Rugby expert, Mike Penistone, looks at what has helped the Green & Golds move forward whilst looking at what Argentina has learnt from two bruising encounters with the All Blacks
Enery Travel looks through how you can travel and what we offer to lesten the impact of intercontinental travel
Mike Penistone looks at where the Springboks lost the game and what can the Argentinian coaches do next following such as one-sided contest.
New Zealand triumph but there is bigger news from the world of southern hemisphere rugby
In our ongoing series of meetings with people who continue to influence rugby in Italy, we met Roland de Marigny, a man who continues to bring his South African roots through into his coaching today.