Promising Italian lock Marco Bortolami has revealed he is hoping for a dream move to England in the future.
The 23-year-old, who became the Azzurri's youngest ever captain in their Test against New Zealand in Hamilton two years ago, is a key component in John Kirwan's national side and is optimistic that his performances will open doors for a move abroad.
Last week the Petrarca Padova player was named in Rugby World magazine's Ideal RBS 6 Nations XV.
"I was delighted to be chosen by Rugby World magazine as one of the XV ideal players and I hope this will help me play abroad," he said.
"My dream is to play in England where the best Rugby Union Championship is.
"I have already had contact with two teams and hope one of them will get me, but if I stay where I am, it will be not problem.
"But one experience in England could be very good - not only to play rugby, but also for my future and my life experience."
As for Italy, who defeated Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations, Bortolami says the team is on the rise.
"It was a good RBS 6 Nations for us with a great defence and I'm sure next year we will do even better.
"The confirmation of John as coach until the 2007 World Cup will be a positive thing for me and all the others players are very happy, too."
Robin McBryde was assistant coach with Wales during the Championship
27 March 2017, 11:19am
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