21 Dec, 14:00
Paul Derbyshire takes us through the RaboDirect PRO12 Italian Derby Games in both English and Italian.
|DOB||12th Jun 1980|
|Height||1.96 m (6' 5")|
|Weight||112 kg (17 st 8 lb)|
Former Italy captain Marco Bortolami has been given the task of getting new boys Zebre into shape as quickly as possible, captaining them in their debut RaboDirect PRO12 campaign.
The 32-year-old second row has always been a natural leader, with Gloucester, Aironi and the Azzurri.
Originally from Padua, Bortolami started with Petrarca before moving to Narbonne and then Gloucester. He won his first Italy cap in 2001 and has since gone on to make 88 test appearances.