1st Feb 2012 | Rugby
Best Odds: 200/1 BetVictor
World Ranking: 12th
2011 Six Nations: 6th
Verdict: Italy have finished bottom in 9 of the 12 tournaments they have contested and each year starts with the battle to avoid the wooden spoon. They are 4/7 (Coral) to add to their cutlery collection.
A morale-boosting win over the French proved they can cause an upset but with only two matches in Rome, week five’s encounter with Scotland could be the wooden spoon decider.
One to watch: Andrea Masi
Andrea Masi destroying France in the 2011 Six Nations.