Giacomo Nicotera, born on July 15, 1996, is an Italian professional rugby union player who primarily plays as a hooker for Benetton in the United Rugby Championship.
Nicotera has played for several clubs in the past, including Mogliano, San Donà, and Rovigo. While under contract with Rovigo Delta, a Top10 side, he was named as a Permit Player for Benetton during the 2020-21 Pro14 and 2021-22 United Rugby Championship seasons.
He made his debut for Benetton in the rearranged Round 4 match of the 2020-21 Pro14 against Connacht, marking his first appearance for the team.
In terms of his international career, Nicotera was selected by Alessandro Troncon to be part of an Italy A 28-man squad for the 2021 end-of-year rugby union internationals. Subsequently, on January 13, 2022, he was chosen by coach Kieran Crowley to join the Italy 33-man squad for the 2022 Six Nations Championship. He made his international debut against Scotland in the tournament.
Nicotera's involvement at both the club and international levels highlights his contributions to Italian rugby as a skilled hooker.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023,Nicotera has been named in the squad for Italy.
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