|Union||Federazione Italiana Rugby|
|Top scorer||Luciano Orquera (119 Nations Cup Only)|
|Most tries||Michele Sepe (4 Nations Cup Only)|
| Belgium 3-34 Italy B |
(7 May 1964)
| Italy XV 102-3 Denmark |
(1° November 1997)
| Italy A 17-45 England Saxons |
(29 January 2011)
The Italy A national rugby union team (Italian: Nazionale A di rugby a 15 dell'Italia, also known as Italia Emergenti which means Emerging Italy) are the second national rugby union team in Italy after the national side.
They competed in the IRB Nations Cup from 2006 until 2013, except in 2011 when they played the Churchill Cup. Since 2014 they participate in the IRB Tbilisi Cup.
From 2016 it plays in the World Rugby Nations Cup.
|2006||IRB Nations Cup||Portugal||2nd|
|2007||IRB Nations Cup||Romania||5th|
|2008||IRB Nations Cup||Romania||4th|
|2009||IRB Nations Cup||Romania||2nd|
|2010||IRB Nations Cup||Romania||3rd|
|2012||IRB Nations Cup||Romania||3rd|
|2013||IRB Nations Cup||Romania||2nd|
|2014||IRB Tbilisi Cup||Georgia||3rd|
|2015||World Rugby Tbilisi Cup||Georgia||2nd|
|2016||World Rugby Nations Cup||Romania||4th|
|2017||World Rugby Nations Cup||Uruguay||6th|
|2018||World Rugby Nations Cup||Uruguay||3rd|
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