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Leonardo Ghiraldini
Italy
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Full name Leonardo Lorenzo Ghiraldini
Born December 26, 1984, Padova
Current age 29 years 267 days
Major teams Barbarians, Benetton Treviso, Calvisano, Italy A, Leicester Tigers, Italy
Position Hooker
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 218 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2006-2014 67 55 12 20 4 0 0 0 14 53 0 20.89
Five/Six Nations 2007-2014 33 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 28 0 15.15
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Japan v Italy at Tokyo, Jun 11, 2006 match details
Last Test Japan v Italy at Tokyo, Jun 21, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2014-2014 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00
Leicester Tigers 2014-2014 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00
Profile

Italy hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini joined Calvisano from his hometown club Padua in 2005, and made a surprise international debut against Japan during Italy's 2006 summer tour.

Having previously represented Italy at U18, U19, U21 and A level, Ghiraldini has been hailed by many as one of Italy's stars of the future. He made his World Cup bow against Portugal at the 2007 tournament before stamping his authority on the Italy hooker's jersey during the 2008 Six Nations.

Ghiraldini was on hand to score a controversial late try to defeat Argentina in the summer of 2008.

Having started four of Italy's five games during the 2011 Six Nations - Ghiraldini will hope to be a key part of Italy's squad for the World Cup. Ghiraldini has been named in the 30-man squad and will journey back to Treviso following the conclusion of the tournament.

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Ghiraldini hit with 15-week ban (Oct 4, 2011) Zanni and Ghiraldini return for Italy (Sep 9, 2011) Crunch time for Europe's finest (Jan 27, 2010) Reaction: Italy edge out Argentina (Jun 28, 2008) Preview: Italy edge out Argentina (Jun 28, 2008) Leonardo Ghiraldini news and articles (6) »
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Feb 1, 2014
Italy's Leonardo Ghiraldini sprints forward
Italy's Leonardo Ghiraldini sprints forward
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Feb 9, 2013
Scotland's Greig Laidlaw feels the force of Italy's Leonardo Ghiraldini
Scotland's Greig Laidlaw feels the force of Italy's Leonardo Ghiraldini
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Feb 25, 2012
Italy's Leonardo Ghiraldini looks for the off-load
Italy's Leonardo Ghiraldini looks for the off-load
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Sep 27, 2011
Italy hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini takes a breather during the Pool C match against the USA
Italy hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini takes a breather during the Pool C match against the USA
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