Luca Bigi

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Luca Bigi
Date of birth (1991-04-19) 19 April 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth Reggio Emilia, Italy
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb; 231 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Zebre
Youth career
2005-09 Reggio
2009-10 Viadana
2010-11 Richmond F.C.
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2011−13 Reggio 39 (25)
2013−14 Viadana 24 (20)
2014−15 Petrarca 17 (10)
2015−19 Benetton 60 (45)
2019− Zebre 18 (10)
Correct as of 11 Jun 2021
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
Italy Under 20
2015 Emerging Italy 3 (0)
2017- Italy 37 (5)
Correct as of 20 Mar 2021

Luca Bigi (born 19 April 1991) is an Italian rugby union player. His usual position is as a Hooker, and he currently plays for Zebre. [1] [2] [3]

Luca Bigi was playing with Viadana and Petrarca Padova, when he caught the eye of the Benetton staff and signed with the Pro12 side in 2015. [4] He played with Benetton until 2018–19 Pro14 season. [5]

In 2015 Bigi was named in the Emerging Italy squad for the 2015 World Rugby Tbilisi Cup. [6]

Bigi forced his way into the starting lineup and earned his first test call up in 2017 Italy squad. In 2018, he impressed Italy head coach Conor O'Shea, in his first season of test rugby, earning 6 Test caps for his country and earned a spot in Italy's 2018 Six Nations squad. Bigi was also named in the 2019 Six Nations squad, having had 3 previous appearances. [7]

On 18 August 2019, he was named in the final 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. [8]

In January 2020, Bigi was named Captain of Italy squad for 2020 Six Nations in substitution of Sergio Parisse. [9] [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Luca Bigi Capitano Della Nazionale al Guinness sei Nazioni 2020: "Un Grande Privilegio Poter Guidare Gli Azzurri"". Zebre Rugby Club (in Italian). 20 January 2020.
  2. "Il Tallonatore Azzurro Luca Bigi Primo Innesto per la Stagione 2019/20 Delle Zebre". Federazione Italiana Rugby (in Italian). 29 March 2019.
  3. "Il Tallonatore Azzurro Luca Bigi Primo Innesto per la Stagione 2019/20 Delle Zebre". Zebre Rugby Club (in Italian). 29 March 2019.
  4. "NUOVI ARRIVI: LUCA BIGI, TALLONATORE". Benetton Rugby (in Italian). 10 July 2015.
  5. https://benettonrugby.it/luca-bigi-passa-allo-zebre-rugby-club-dalla-stagione-2019-2020/
  6. "Italia Emerging: I 27 Azzuri per la Tblisi Cup". Federazione Italiana Rugby (in Italian). 27 May 2015.
  7. "Luca Bigi". Ultimate Rugby.
  8. "Italrugby, Conor O'Shea Annuncia I 31 Gioctori Convocati per il Mondiale". Federazione Italiana Rugby (in Italian). 18 August 2019.
  9. "Bigi Named New Italy Captain Ahead of Guinness Six Nations". Guinness Six Nations. 20 January 2020.