Gianluca Vialli talks Rugby and reveals his one football regret

Gianluca Vialli is a familiar face in the footballing world. A predatory goalscorer in his time at the top with Sampdoria, Juventus and Chelsea, as well as in 59 caps for Italy, Vialli played in the world’s finest footballing competitions at both club and international level. Over the course of his career, the striker notched up almost 300 senior goals, and won ten senior trophies, including two Serie A titles and a Champions’ League triumph in his final game for Juventus.

All in all, then, Vialli knows a fair amount about football. But how’s his rugby knowledge? In this video, Vialli is quizzed by English rugby legend and TV pundit Will Carling about his knowledge of rugby and asked for a prediction for Italy’s chances at the current 2011 Rugby World Cup. As well as a couple of other comical one-liners, Gianluca opens up about the biggest regret of his career – and it’s one that may surprise you.

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