Athlete Profile: Bianca Coltellini

Bianca Coltellini profile image and image of her playing rugby for Italy


Bianca Coltellini

Course and Year of Study

MSc Archaeology




Rugby Union


Oxford University Rugby Football Club and CUS Milano Rugby

Highest Competition Level


Best Achievement

Playing in the Six Nations at 19

Short Term Aspirations

Help the Blues win Varsity

Long Term Aspirations

Play in 2021 Women's World Cup

How did you get into the sport?

I started playing at 14 after many years of standing on the sideline watching my younger brother play

What is your advice on balancing sport and academia?

Instead of seeing training as a commitment I see it as my reward for my uni work so it motivates me to be efficient 

How have you managed training during lockdown?

I forced my brother to gym and run with me, the competition made it more fun and also held me accountable