Tommaso Benvenuti rugby player
Tommaso Benvenuti rugby player

Tommaso Benvenuti

12th Dec 1990 1.88m/95kg Right Wing

The young versatile back played in the 2010 Junior World Championship. He has made great strides since then, signing with Benetton Treviso in 2009. He was called up to represent the Italian senior international side in 2010. He played against Argentina in the Autumn internationals of that year after impressing against Leicester and Perpignan where he scored 4 tries in 3 matches.

A junior player with Treviso he made his senior debut for them in November 2009 against Venezia. His PRO12 debut came against Scarlets in September 2010 scoring a try in Treviso's fist ever game in the tournament.

Test debut came against Argentina in November 2010 in Verona, a month short of his 20th birthday. Has started Italy's last four tests in the No.13 shirt.

Made his RBS 6 Nations bow against Wales in Rome 2011. Played in Italy's next 12 matches in the Championship, scoring his only try vs England in 2012, but until last week had not appeared in the tournament since 2013.

Started all four games for Italy in RWC2011, scoring 2 tries vs Russia, then played three more games in RWC2015

Tommaso made the journey across the Channel, joining Greene King IPA Championship side Bristol in January 2015.

Benvenuti has once again been included in Italy's 6 Nations squad and will reach the 50 test milestone if he features in all 5 of the Azzurri's matches.

Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Benvenuti has had 23 previous 6 Nations appearances, scoring 15 points.

JW January 18
ML 29/01/19

Career

benetton Benetton Rugby
Outside Centre
2009 - present
italy Italy
Right Wing
2010 - present
logo-usap-rugby Perpignan
Outside Centre
2013 - 2016
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Right Wing
2018 - 2018