Sole set for Aironi return

Guinness PRO12 Editor

17 Nov 2010


Two weeks away from Magners League matches has permitted some Aironi players to recover from their injuries.

Aironi will have to wait until 2011 to see international wing Kaine Robertson back on track.

However, Aironi's next match against Scarlets (Saturday 27th at Zaffanella Stadium) could be the right time for Josh Sole’s full time return. After recovering from off-season inury, Sole played in three games for Aironi this season before being sidelined again. Now the international flanker (46 caps for Italy) is ready to join his teammates on the pitch: “I’m ready to be back next week. Physically I’m feeling good now but I will feel better for the Scarlets game”.

“I played very few times this season and the last six weeks were too long to pass. I want to thank all our staff, especially Nick Superina, Matteo Pincella, Lorenzo Raffaldini and doctor Rocco Ferrari because they spent a lot of time on me. At the same moment I want to thank Franco Bernini and all the coaching staff for their patience”.

Injuries ruled Sole out from November International test match and he knows his return with Azzurri depends on his performances in Magners League and Heineken Cup with Aironi:

“First of all I want to play. Be back with Italy is not the first target in this moment. In the last five months I was injured the most of the time, so first of all now I want to play, and only in a second moment I will think to Italy. Now I want to be back with Aironi, find the same confidence and the same feelings I had last season”.