Full name Valerio Bernabo
Born March 3, 1984, Roma
Current age 31 years 215 days
Major teams Benetton Treviso, Calvisano, Italy A, Rugby Roma Olimpic, Zebre, Italy
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 242 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2007-2015||3||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||33.33|
|Test debut||Italy v United States of America at Biella-in-Piedmont, Nov 27, 2004 match details|
|Last Test||France v Italy at Twickenham, Sep 19, 2015 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list|
Valerio Bernabò is a verstaile lock who has regularly fallen in and out of favour with the Italian national side. After skippering the U21s, Bernabò was handed his first Azzurri cap as a 20-year-old in a clash with the United States in November 2004.
He featured again the following autumn but was then overlooked for the next couple of seasons before becoming a permanent fixture in the Italy squad during 2007. Indeed, he made two appearances as a substitute in that year's World Cup finals in France, against New Zealand and Romania.
However, three years in the international wilderness then followed before he again featured as a replacement in the 2010 Six Nations clash with Wales. Bernabò continued to remain on the fringes of the squad but he made four appearances in the 2011 Six Nations, including a start against England at Twickenham, and was in May included in Nick Mallett's Rugby Cup training camp in Cesena.