Andrea Lovotti

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Andrea Lovotti
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Full nameAndrea Lovotti
Date of birth (1989-07-28) 28 July 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Piacenza, Italy
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight111 kg (17 st 7 lb; 245 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Zebre
Youth career
Until 2008 Gossolengo Rugby
2008-2009 Rugby Calvisano
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2009–2010 Rugby Livorno 1931 20 (10)
2010−2011 Crociati 19 (5)
2011−2014 Calvisano 74 (15)
2014− Zebre 106 (5)
Correct as of 11 Jun 2021
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2009 Italy Under 20 10 (0)
2011−2014 Emerging Italy 8 (0)
2016− Italy 47 (0)
Correct as of 20 Mar 2021

Andrea Lovotti (born 28 July 1989) is an Italian rugby union player who plays as a Prop. He currently plays for Zebre in the Pro14. [1] [2] [3]

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He grew up in the youth sporting team of Piacenza Gossolengo, in 2008-09 season he passed to Rugby Calvisano. After beginning down the ranks of the Italian system he returned to his previous youth club Calvisano at the top flight of the National Championship of Excellence where he immediately won the title of Champion of Italy and the Excellence Trophy. In May 2014, it was announced that he moved to Zebre. [4]

In 2009 Lovotti was named in the Italy Under 20 squad and from 2012 to 2014 he was part of Emerging Italy squad. [5] [6] [7]

On 4 June 2015, he was named in the training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup., [8] but he didn't play. In 2016 Lovotti had the first call with Italy. On 18 August 2019, he was named in the final 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. [9] He was sent off against South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup group stages for a spear tackle on Springbok No 8 Duane Vermuelen after the whistle had been blown. Such "crass stupidity" in the words of Italy coach Conor O'Shea cost Italy the match. [10]

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