|Date of birth||31 January 1984|
Alessandro Zanni is a powerful and committed back row player, most at home at number eight, but usually forced to play at flanker for Italy due to the presence of Sergio Parisse. He currently plays for Benetton Treviso in the Magners League, having begun his career with Calvisano. His debut came in the 2005 clash against Tonga and he has now appeared for the Azzurri over 50 times. Zanni made one appearance at the 2007 World Cup.