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Matteo Pratichetti
Italy
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Full name Matteo Pratichetti
Born July 27, 1985, Roma
Current age 29 years 56 days
Major teams Aironi, Arix Viadana, Calvisano, Emerging Italy, Italy A, Zebre, Italy
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 211 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2004-2011 24 20 4 25 5 0 0 0 6 18 0 25.00
Five/Six Nations 2007-2010 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 11.11
IRB Rugby World Cup 2007-2011 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00

Career statistics
Test debut Italy v New Zealand at Rome, Nov 13, 2004 match details
Last Test Italy v Russia at Nelson, Sep 20, 2011 match details
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Profile

Matteo Pratichetti is an exciting winger who has yet to fully realise his early promise. After just a handful of appearances for Calvisano, Pratichetti made his Italy debut as a 19-year-old against the All Blacks in November 2004.

However, he didn't feature again for the Azzurri for nearly three full years, only just managing to force his way into the 2007 World Cup squad, thanks in no small part to a hat-trick in the summer clash with Uruguay. However, he only made one appearance in the tournament, starting in the win over Portugal in Paris.

Pratichetti was a regular in the Italy starting line-up for the next two years, during which time he was sometimes deployed at centre, but he earned just two caps in 2010 and did not feature at all during the following year's Six Nations campaign. However, at the end of an encouraging debut season for new club Aironi, Pratichetti was called up for Italy's two-day World Cup training camp in May.

Pratichetti obviously impressed Italy coach Nick Mallett and will go to the 2011 World Cup as part of their 30-man squad.

Latest Articles
Italy A overcome Tonga to take Plate Final (Jun 18, 2011) Mallett overhauls Italy side (Nov 19, 2009) Du Preez to debut in Udine (Nov 19, 2009) Pratichetti blow for Italy (Jan 29, 2008)
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Aug 13, 2011
Italy's Matteo Pratichetti touches down for a try
Italy's Matteo Pratichetti touches down for a try
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Jun 12, 2011
Italy 'A' centre Matteo Pratichetti dives over
Italy 'A' centre Matteo Pratichetti dives over
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Nov 21, 2009
Flanker Danie Rossouw is tackled by Italian winger Matteo Pratichetti
Flanker Danie Rossouw is tackled by Italian winger Matteo Pratichetti
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Nov 23, 2008
Italy's Matteo Pratichetti is held by Pacific Islanders' scrum half Sililo Martens
Italy's Matteo Pratichetti is held by Pacific Islanders' scrum half Sililo Martens
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