Thursday, August 5, 2010
Famous Faces Abroad – Argentine Players in Italy: Venezia Mestre Rugby
It is not only the quality of Argentine players in Europe that is noticeable but it is also the quantity. North Italy´s famous city of Venice will have four players from Argentina for the 2010-2011 season, yet none of them have ever represented Argentina and none of them are likely to ever do so. In addition to being the home of Uruguayan prop Sebastian Levaggi, Venezia Mestre Rugby will also feature an Argentine front rower - Leandro Mario Assi. Assi is a nationalized Italian but was born in Rosario not in Italy. He will be playing prop / hooker for the club.
In addition to the South American pair in the front row, the club will also have Córdoba´s backrower, Lucas Paschini , scrum-half Lucio Prati and fullback Carlos Ignácio Stodart for the 2010-2011 season.