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Josh Sole
Italy
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Full name Joshua William Sole
Born February 15, 1980, Hamilton
Current age 34 years 69 days
Major teams Aironi, Arix Viadana, Bay of Plenty, Zebre, Italy
Position Flanker
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 244 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2005-2011 47 37 10 15 3 0 0 0 11 35 1 24.46
Five/Six Nations 2006-2011 24 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 21 1 10.41
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2007 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v Italy at Salta, Jun 11, 2005 match details
Last Test Italy v Ireland at Rome, Feb 5, 2011 match details
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Profile

Italy flanker Josh Sole was born in Hamilton, New Zealand of Italian parents. He moved to Italy to play for Viadana in 2004, and was called up into the Italian national squad only a year later.

He made his international bow against Argentina in 2005 and subsequently played two games during Italy's 2007 World Cup campaign, starting against Romania and Scotland.

Sole played a full part in Italy's 2008 Six Nations campaign, playing in all five of Italy's tournament matches. He was then retained by Italy boss Nick Mallett for Italy's summer tour and autumn internationals, playing all five of Italy's fixtures.

His most recent move took him back to Italy with Aironi in 2010 ahead of their debut season in the Magners League.

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Dec 2, 2011
Aironi's Josh Sole looks to get across the gainline
Aironi's Josh Sole looks to get across the gainline
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Feb 14, 2010
Italy's Josh Sole competes at a lineout
Italy's Josh Sole competes at a lineout
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