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Massimo Cuttitta: Former Scotland scrum coach dies aged 54 after COVID treatment | Rugby Union News


Former Scotland scrum coach Massimo Cuttitta has died aged 54 after being admitted to hospital with COVID-19; Cuttitta was on Scotland’s coaching staff from 2009 to 2015; as a player he won 70 caps for Italy and captained the side 22 times

Last Updated: 12/04/21 9:47am


Massimo Cuttitta was Scotland’s scrum coach for six years

Former Scotland scrum coach Massimo Cuttitta has died aged 54.

He had been admitted to hospital in Rome with Covid-19, the Scottish Rugby Union said in a post on its official Twitter account.

“Scottish Rugby is deeply saddened to hear the passing of our former Scotland scrum coach Massimo Cuttitta,” the statement read.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends in rugby at this time.”

The Italian rugby federation confirmed his death on Sunday evening.

Cuttitta played 70 times for Italy between 1990 and 2000 and captained the Azzurri on 22 occasions.

He spent time playing for Harlequins and served as Scotland’s scrum coach for six years from 2009.





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