Article

We will get there – O´Shea optimistic despite Italy´s miserable campaign

11 March 2018 22:15

Conor O'Shea believes building a better future for Italian rugby will be a long process as he remains confident despite his side's dismal Six Nations campaign.

Italy have been outclassed in this year's competition and sit bottom of the standings without a point ahead of next week's final-round clash with Scotland at Stadio Olimpico.

But head coach O'Shea was still positive after Sunday's 38-14 reverse in Wales, pointing out various factors that keep him optimistic.

"We have held our hands up as a country and said what we haven't done," he said. "We are doing a heck of a lot, we will fight every battle and improve every week.

"If you go around the clubs, see the under-20s beating Wales and look at the players coming through, we are building a team and we are building a system piece by piece.

"I am not here for me, I am here for Italian rugby. We deserve our place.

"We are doing everything that is right for Italian rugby – we will get there. Full stop."

Latest news

20 September 2018

 22:24
 22:07
 21:36
 21:19
 20:57
 20:48
 18:39
 18:27
 16:44
 16:15
 16:11
 15:37
 15:11
 15:10
 14:48
 13:53
 13:26
 13:19
 13:00
 12:57
 12:12
 11:56
 11:30
 11:18
 10:53
 10:46
 10:40
 10:29
 09:56
 09:34
 07:51
 07:29
 07:29
 06:42
 05:57
 05:33
 04:59
 04:29
 04:25
 03:41
 03:26
 03:22
 03:14
 03:02
 02:45
 02:03
 01:35
 01:28
 01:16
 01:03
 01:02
 01:02
 00:57
 00:53
 00:53
 00:43
 00:41
 00:37
 00:31
 00:28
 00:17
 00:11

19 September 2018

 23:56
 23:54
 23:53
 23:36
 23:35
 23:17
 23:09
 23:08