2008 Italy rugby union tour
Summary
P W D L
Total
02 01 00 01
Test match
02 01 00 01
Opponent
P W D L
 South Africa
1 0 0 1
 Argentina
1 1 0 0

The 2008 Italy rugby union tour of South Africa and Argentina was a series of matches played in June 2008 in South Africa and Argentina by Italy national rugby union team.

The "Azzurri" lost heavily the first a match against "Springboks", and won afgainst the "Pumas”

Results

First test

21 June 2008
South Africa  26–0  Italy
Try: Steyn 6'
du Plessis 16' 43'
Mtawarira 56'
report
Newlands, Cape Town
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: Clancy
downward-facing red arrow 57' Conrad Jantjes FB 15 FB Andrea Marcato downward-facing red arrow 67'
Odwa Ndungane W 14 W Kaine Robertson
Gcobani Bobo C 13 C Andrea Masi downward-facing red arrow 36'
Jean de Villiers C 12 C Gonzalo Garcia downward-facing red arrow 67'
Bryan Habana W 11 W Matteo Pratichetti
Frans Steyn FH 10 FH Luke McLean
downward-facing red arrow 65' Ricky Januarie SH 9 SH Simon Picone downward-facing red arrow 63'
downward-facing red arrow 36' Ryan Kankowski N8 8 N8 Josh Sole
Juan Smith F 7 F Robert Barbieri
downward-facing red arrow 56' Luke Watson F 6 F Alessandro Zanni
(capt.) Victor Matfield L 5 L Carlo Antonio del Fava yellow card 36' to 46'
downward-facing red arrow 64' Bakkies Botha L 4 L Santiago Dellape downward-facing red arrow 67'
upward-facing green arrowdownward-facing red arrow 76'-80' downward-facing red arrow 64' CJ van der Linde P 3 P Carlos Nieto
Bismarck du Plessis H 2 H Leonardo Ghiraldini (capt.) downward-facing red arrow 67'
downward-facing red arrow 76' Tendai Mtawarira P 1 P Michele Rizzo downward-facing red arrow 47'
Replacements
upward-facing green arrow 65' Schalk Brits H 16 H Fabio Ongaro upward-facing green arrow 67'
upward-facing green arrow 64' Brian Mujati P 17 P Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet upward-facing green arrow 47'
upward-facing green arrow 64' Andries Bekker L 18 L Tommaso Reato upward-facing green arrow 67'
upward-facing green arrow 36' Joe van Niekerk N8 19 C Jaco Erasmus upward-facing green arrow 67'
upward-facing green arrow 56' Schalk Burger F 20 SH Pablo Canavosio upward-facing green arrow 63'
upward-facing green arrow 57' Peter Grant FB 21 C Enrico Patrizio upward-facing green arrow 33'
upward-facing green arrow 65' Ruan Pienaar SH 22 FB Riccardo Pavan upward-facing green arrow 67'
Coaches
South Africa Peter de Villiers Nick Mallett South Africa

Second test

28 June 2008
Argentina  12–13  Italy
Pen: Hernandez 2, Bosch 2
Report Try: Ghiraldini
Con: Marcato
Pen: Marcato 2
Estadio José María Minella, Mar del Plata
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: M.Goddard
Argentina
Italy
Bernardo Stortoni FB 15 FB Andrea Marcato
Lucas Borges W 14 W Kaine Robertson
Marcelo Bosch C 13 C Mirco Bergamasco
Miguel Avramovic C 12 C Gonzalo Garcia
Horacio Agulla W 11 W Matteo Pratichetti
downward-facing red arrow 18' Juan Martin Hernandez FH 10 FH Luke McLean
Nicolas Vergallo SH 9 SH Simon Picone downward-facing red arrow 66'
downward-facing red arrow 57' Juan Manuel Leguizamon N8 8 N8 Sergio Parisse (capt.)
Álvaro Galindo F 7 F Mauro Bergamasco
Martin Durand F 6 F Josh Sole downward-facing red arrow 58'
Esteban Lozada L 5 L Carlo Antonio del Fava
downward-facing red arrow 76' Manuel Carizza L 4 L Santiago Dellape yellow card downward-facing red arrow 64'
downward-facing red arrow 46' yellow card Juan Gomez P 3 P Carlos Nieto
Alvaro Tejeda H 2 H Fabio Ongaro downward-facing red arrow 71'
yellow card (capt.) Rodrigo Roncero P 1 P Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet downward-facing red arrow 66'
Replacements
upward-facing green arrow 46' Pablo Gambarini 16 H Leonardo Ghiraldini upward-facing green arrow 71'
Pedro Ledesma P 17 P Alejandro Moreno upward-facing green arrow 66'
upward-facing green arrow 76' James Stuart L 18 L Tommaso Reato upward-facing green arrow 64'
upward-facing green arrow 57' Alejandro Campos N8 19 F Alessandro Zanni upward-facing green arrow 58'
Alfredo Lalanne 20 SH Pablo Canavosio upward-facing green arrow 66'
Federico Aramburu FH 21 Enrico Patrizio
upward-facing green arrow 18' Hernan Senillosa 22 Jaco Erasmus
Coaches
Argentina Santiago Phelan Nick Mallett South Africa