UWE Sport Rugby Scholar to represent Italy in the Six Nations

It’s set to be an exciting few months for UWE Bristol Performance Sport Scholar, Bianca Coltellini, who has been selected to represent Italy in the women’s Six Nations this year.

Bianca is an Architecture student at UWE Bristol, and was delighted to be selected to represent Italy in one of rugby’s biggest tournaments. At 19 years of age, Bianca will be the youngest player in the squad.

Bianca commented: “I would just like to say that I am really thrilled of getting my first call up for the XV team as I have only been involved with the 7’s so far and even though I am the youngest one in the squad, I will work hard to earn my shirt and hopefully leave it in a better place.”

Catch Italy's next game in the Six Nations this Sunday, 11 February at 13:00 with Italy v Ireland.