After growing up in the youth sporting team of Piacenza Gossolengo, Lovotti passed to Rugby Calvisano in the 2008-09 season.
Low Italian system ranks saw the prop's return to his previous youth club at the top flight of the National Championship of Excellence where he immediately won the title of Champion of Italy and the Excellence Trophy.
Capped for Italy at U19 level in 2008 and started all five games at Six Nations for Italy U20s in 2009. Played for Italy U20s in all their matches at the Junior World Championships in Japan summer 2009.
Helped Calvisano win Eccellenza title in 2014 and made his PRO12 debut for Zebre at Ulster in September 2014.
Represented Emerging Italy at the 2012 and 2013 Nations Cup in Bucharest and also at Tbilisi Cup in 2014. Made his test debut starting in the RBS 6 Nations game against France in Paris in 2016 round 1, started all Championship games since
Toured the Americas last summer adding three more caps at loosehead and gained another against the All Blacks in Rome in November.
Lovotti has won 20 caps for Italy & he was named in the squad for the 2018 6 Nations.
Lovotti, named in the 2019 Six Nations squad has had 15 previous 6 Nations appearances. He has yet to score any points.
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