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Watch: Former Italy coach goes crazy on New Zealand television as the Azzurri beat Wales

23 Mar 2022 1 minute read


All Blacks Rugby World Cup winner Sir John Kirwan reacted with no lack of enthusiasm to Italy beating Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.

Appearing on New Zealand Sky Sports show The Breakdown, he screamed in Italian: “Did you see the Victory? Capuozzo! Capuozzo! We did it two minutes from the end.

“We have to dance! Italia! Italia!” he said as his studio guests broke out in celebrations.

Edoardo Padovani touched down in the last minute of the game against Wales after a break by Ange Capuozzo to snatch an unexpected win after Wales had struggled all match to make headway.

It is not the first time John Kirwan has toasted a victory again Wales – as Italy coach he beat Wales in 2003. He recorded one other win, over Scotland in 2004, before losing his position as coach after a winless 2005 Six Nations campaign.

From 1985 to 1989 he also played in Italy, with Benetton Treviso, where he won the Italian championship in 1989.

Kirwan played 63 test matches for New Zealand from 1984 until 1994, including winning the inaugural 1987 World Cup.

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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 year ago

You can’t really blame the former Italian coach going crazy with delight at Italy beating Wales last weekend. After all, Wales were suppose to run riot against the Azzurri. Let’s be honest. Our performance was an national embarrassment. Oh, but we’ll learn from this, he says sarcastically. I find with Wales, and this applies politically too, is that were are expert at shooting ourselves in the foot. We are World Champions at this. We will be touring in June/July. And I can confidently predict that on current form Wales will lose all the matches against WC South Africa. Also struggle… Read more »

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