Lorenzo Cannone, born on January 28, 2001, is an Italian professional rugby union player known for his role as a number eight. He currently represents Benetton in the United Rugby Championship.
Cannone's rugby journey includes playing for clubs such as Petrarca in the past. In June 2021, he joined Benetton in preparation for the 2021-22 United Rugby Championship, signifying a significant step forward in his professional career. He made his debut for Benetton in Round 1 of the 2021-22 season, facing off against the Stormers.
At the youth level, Cannone has been a part of the Italy U20s squad for the annual Six Nations Under 20s Championship in 2020 and 2021. This experience has helped him develop his skills and gain valuable exposure to high-level competition.
On October 14, 2021, he received a call-up to the Italy A 28-man squad for the 2021 end-of-year rugby union internationals, as selected by coach Alessandro Troncon. This recognition further highlights his potential and performance on the field.
Furthermore, on October 10, 2022, Cannone was selected by coach Kieran Crowley to be part of the Italy 33-man squad for the 2022 November Internationals. He made his debut for the senior national team in a match against Samoa, showcasing his abilities at the international level.
Lorenzo Cannone's promising career as a number eight continues to progress, and he has the opportunity to make a significant impact for both Benetton and the Italian national team in the future.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Cannone has been named in the squad for Italy.
|2021 - present|
|2022 - present|
|2020 - 2022|