Efeilliaid Rygbi


Efeilliaid Rygbi

Dilyn yr efeilliaid Dino a Marco Dallavalle i Academi Rygbi Viadana yn yr Eidal, gwlad ei gyndeidiau. Following16 year old twins Dino and Marco Dallavalle to an Italian rugby ac...


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-My name is Stefano Giuseppe

-Francesco Dallavalle.

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-I was named Francesco

-after my great-grandfather.

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-He came to Wales from Bardi,

-Italy, almost a century ago.

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-He established our family

-ice cream business - Frank's.

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-For us Italians,

-family is everything...

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-..and maintaining the family name

-is all-important.

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-Our family lives in Ammanford.

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-Our father, Renaldo,

-was born and raised in Garnant.

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-Our mother, Maria, was born

-in Cardiff to an Italian family.

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-I have twin brothers -

-Dino Giulio and Marco Carlo.

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-They're almost two years

-younger than me.

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-In September,

-they moved to live in Italy.

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-They left Wales at the age of 16...

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-..to pursue their dream

-of playing rugby professionally.

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-Precisely 100 years since

-our great-grandfather left Bardi...

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-..and moved to Wales, the twins

-have returned to the same area.

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-The dream, and the end

-of the journey possibly...

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-..is to play rugby

-for the land of our forefathers...

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-..and wear the blue of the Azzurri.

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-This is the incredible story

-of two Welsh youngsters...

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-..who could play for Italy one day.

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-Dino and Marco's new home

-is the town of Viadana...

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-..which is half an hour

-from Parma in northern Italy.

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-Viadana's rugby academy

-feeds Aironi...

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-..one of two professional

-rugby teams in Italy.

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-Aironi's head coach

-is Welshman Rowland Phillips.

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-Gruff Rees also coaches here,

-on a secondment from the WRU.

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-He's here to broaden his horizons

-and share his rugby knowledge.

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-Although far from home, the twins'

-club has strong Welsh links.

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-How are you getting on

-in school in Parma?

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-Good. The girls look good too.

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-OK, OK! Right.

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-The link between Wales and Italy,

-and the Dallavalle family's story...

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-..starts in Bardi, as does that

-of many other ice cream families.

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-It's up in the mountains,

-some 45 minutes from Parma.

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-Wave after wave of Italians

-left this area...

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-..for the South Wales

-mining communities...

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-..in the hope of finding

-a better life.

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-As time passed, these families

-put down deep roots in the valleys.

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-They adopted local cultures

-and made a significant impact...

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-..on the economic success

-of the new Wales.

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-This was the story

-for Frank Dallavalle and his family.

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-Almost a century later,

-the fourth generation...

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-..twins Dino and Marco, follow

-the same path, albeit in reverse.

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-Dino and Marco have been in Italy

-for three months.

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-They're returning to Ammanford

-to celebrate Christmas.

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-Mam can't wait to see them.

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-It was like grieving. It sounds

-like an awful thing to say.

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-It was like I'd lost them

-and I was heartbroken.

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-My husband said, "For goodness'

-sake, Maria, don't worry about it.

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-"They're fine."

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-I just can't wait.

-I'm so excited to see them.

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-Mam? We're home.

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-Marco! Welcome back!

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-I missed you a lot.

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-Fantastic to see you.

-I love you so much.

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-Oh, Dino! I've missed you so much.

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-It's lovely to see you.

-You're looking well.

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-Welcome back.

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-I'm starving.

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-I'm starving.

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-Any news?

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-No, not really.

-I'm just doing food ready for you.

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-Let's all go and have some food.

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-It's lovely to see you.

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-They were always big.

-They're a lot bigger than me now.

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-I'm the shortest.

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-Dino is the oldest by an hour,

-but it doesn't make a difference.

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-I do the majority of the cooking.

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-I do the majority of the cleaning,

-so you can shut up.

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-They are different.

-Marco smiles more.

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-Dino knows what he likes in life.

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-There's no compromise with Dino.

-That's the way he is.

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-I went to see the school XV

-the other day...

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-English is the language

-of the home.

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-Unlike Stefano, the twins

-weren't taught in Welsh.

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-They live together,

-they train together.

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-They have the same friends

-and study the same school courses.

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-They're really close.

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-I think they argue but they

-always look out for one another.

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-Are you glad to be back?

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-Yes.

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-What about school?

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-What about school?

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-You've missed a lot.

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-How's the Italian coming along?

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-Say something.

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-Or do you only know the rugby terms?

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-Yeah, the rugby terms.

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-Yeah, the rugby terms.

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-Subito.

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-What's that?

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-What's that?

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-Quick, quick ball.

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-Left, right - sinistra, destra.

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-Fondo - deep, largo - wide.

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-Piato - tight.

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-Stretto - straight.

-Avanti - go straight.

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-Giu - back, su - up.

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-It's going well then.

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-Their physical talent first became

-apparent at Amman Valley School.

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-The school has a long and proud

-history of nurturing rugby talent.

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-Shane Williams

-attended this school...

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-..and the twins

-soon became keen rugby players.

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-You needed a gun to stop them

-on the rugby field.

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-Half a tackle was never enough.

-You had to hit them back.

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-You hoped

-you could stand up afterwards.

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-They wouldn't stop for anyone.

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-They were hard.

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-I remember when they were called up

-to play for the district team.

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-They were playing

-eight against two in training.

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-The two were Dino and Marco.

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-They had to stop training

-because they were dominant.

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-They couldn't train because the two

-were beating the eight.

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-At the time, I knew they were good.

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-The Amman Valley's finest

-go on to play for the Scarlets.

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-When the cream of the crop

-from the school were invited...

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-..to join the region's

-academy squad...

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-..the twins weren't among them.

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-Carwyn Jones is convinced

-that this was a mistake.

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-The boys played against

-the players in these squads.

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-They know, to some extent...

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-..if the squad players

-are better than them or not.

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-I didn't think,

-and neither did they...

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-..that the squad players

-were that much better than them...

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-..to merit a place ahead of them.

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-There should be another way in...

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-..for players who develop

-over the age of 16.

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-We're too small a country

-to lose a player.

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-Shane Williams

-would still be with Amman Utd...

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-..if he'd gone through

-the current system.

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-They must accept that some players

-might slip through the net.

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-Teachers should be responsible

-for catching what slips through...

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-..and say,

-"You've missed one or two here.

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-"Just have a look at them."

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-As the door

-to the Scarlets closed...

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-..Carwyn Jones sought another door

-through their Italian ancestry.

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-I played a couple of games

-with Rowland and I know Derwyn.

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-I got in touch with Derwyn,

-who has contacts across the world.

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-He took it from there.

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-He came back.

-"Boys, do you fancy it?" "Yes!"

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-Dino and Marco contacted me in June

-through a rugby agent.

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-I received a copy of their CV.

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-I spoke to Rowland and Gruff

-about their background.

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-I soon realized

-that they were good rugby players.

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-Since they were also Italians,

-I decided to meet them...

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-..and see if there was a possibility

-they could play for Viadana.

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-The decision to turn their backs

-on friends and Welsh rugby...

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-..was a difficult one...

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-..as was choosing pasta and pesto

-over sausage and chips!

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-The opportunity to come out

-was too good to refuse.

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-Not having the chance to play

-for the Scarlets was disappointing.

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-But then I had the chance

-to play in Italy.

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-Initially,

-I wasn't sure if I wanted to go.

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-We both enjoyed school.

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-We had a lot of friends in school

-and wanted to study for A Levels.

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-I wanted them to go.

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-OK, they were young...

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-..but if it didn't work out,

-they could study when they returned.

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-This was a once-in-a-lifetime

-opportunity.

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-After a lot of soul-searching,

-they decided to go for it.

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-It was the beginning of a familiar

-journey for the Dallavalle family.

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-It's in the blood.

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-Our great-grandfather was 12

-when he moved to Wales.

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-He was on his own.

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-In a way, a century later,

-it's the same.

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-He didn't know what would happen

-when he arrived in Wales.

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-He established

-a successful ice cream business.

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-A century later, Dino and Marco

-have returned to Italy.

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-This might be the start

-of a successful career for them.

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-We'll see.

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-It's early February and Dino

-and Marco are back in Italy...

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-..and back to their daily routine

-at Viadana's academy.

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-School in Parma every morning

-and rugby training every night.

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-The bikes, donated by the club,

-are regularly used...

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-..as they cycle from town

-to the training fields.

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-The physical training is incessant.

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-The twins,

-turned down by the Scarlets...

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-..are working hard to be accepted

-by the land of their forefathers.

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-Dino and Marco

-live in the middle of Viadana.

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-It's a small town,

-roughly the size of Ammanford.

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-Apart from the population,

-the towns have little in common.

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-It's a completely different world

-for two 16-year-old boys...

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-..leaving a close-knit family

-and branching out on their own.

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-Welcome to our flat.

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-It was given to us

-by Viadana Rugby Club.

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-This is our living room.

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-There's Dino.

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-This is Patrick Bigoni.

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-Patrick lives with us in the flat.

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-This is the bedroom we share.

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-I sleep there and Dino sleeps here.

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-Dino does his homework there.

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-A TV for the two of us

-and a PlayStation 3.

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-There's no Internet but we play

-Call Of Duty and Assassin's Creed.

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-Just no Internet, but it's good.

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-The alarm clock there

-goes off every morning at 6.30am.

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-I get up right away

-but Dino is hopeless, useless.

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-This is where I do my homework...

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-..and the ironing.

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-I don't like ironing,

-but it has to be done.

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-This is the toilet

-and the bath-tub...

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-..and this is where I gel my hair.

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-This is the kitchen.

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-This is where Dino lives!

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-Dino's the head chef.

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-That's our flat, or crib,

-in Viadana.

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-They're growing up quickly.

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-They can't live

-like they lived back in Ammanford.

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-OK, buono?

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-The club does a lot.

-They pay for the flat.

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-When the boys buy food,

-the club reimburses them for it.

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-They feed them at lunchtime.

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-They feed them at lunchtime.

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-Multitasking.

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-I'm eating pasta and cooking. OK?

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-I'm like a girl!

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-Clubs over here

-spend a lot of money...

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-..getting players

-to a professional level.

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-The club can't do enough.

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-The boys didn't have heating.

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-Mam wasn't happy.

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-She phoned up

-and they sorted it out.

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-They're living the lifestyle

-of a professional rugby player.

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-They don't know they're born.

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-Dino and Marco's journey

-to the land of their forefathers...

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-..and their early experiences

-of professional rugby...

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-..is a world away

-from the journey...

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-..great-grandfather Francesco

-followed a century ago.

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-Francesco Dallavalle

-had no option but to leave his home.

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-He left to escape poverty and famine

-and to find a better life.

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-At the end of the 19th century...

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-..millions of Italians left Italy

-and headed all over the world.

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-A strong contingent

-travelled to Wales from Bardi...

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-..to the industrial heartlands

-of the valleys.

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-Francesco Dallavalle arrived in

-Wales in 1912 as a 12-year-old boy.

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-He arrived alone and lived

-with a Pontarddulais family.

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-He worked at the back of the shop

-making ice cream.

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-After returning home to Bardi

-to get married...

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-..he brought his bride,

-Marcellina, back to Wales.

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-They opened a shop in Garnant

-in the Amman Valley.

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-He was part of the village.

-We didn't see them as Italians.

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-They were people

-who lived with us in the village.

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-Everyone knew Frank.

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-He'd walk along the street.

-"Hello, Frank." They were popular.

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-He would sometimes argue

-with Mrs Dallavalle.

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-They would wave their arms!

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-We thought it was a huge argument,

-but it was just their way!

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-Frank always had his foot in first.

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-Wherever there was money to be made,

-Frank was there.

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-Frank started introducing

-new flavours in his ice cream.

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-Orange and flavours like that.

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-He was a real businessman.

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-Yes, Frank was a man

-ahead of his time.

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-He won awards for his ice cream

-in Olympia, London...

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-..as early as 1933.

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-There was a lot of competition.

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-Joe Carpanini lived up here.

-There was Frank.

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-There were Italians

-in Gwauncaegurwen and Brynaman.

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-They'd go round

-in a horse and cart.

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-The Carpaninis went ahead of them

-selling ice cream.

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-Someone from Gwauncaegurwen

-tried to steal their trade.

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-Frank held his trade all along.

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-He was the kingpin of ice cream.

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-Buongiorno, ragazzi.

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-Vi presentate?

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-Mi chiamo Marco Dallavalle.

-Sono gallese.

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-E chi e il signore di fianco a te?

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-Questo... fratello... Dino.

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-Dino Dallavalle.

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-E quanti anni avete?

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-Sedici.

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-Sedici.

-

-No.

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-Sedici.

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-Sedici.

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-Sedici.

-

-Settici.

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-Sedici.

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-E andata a scuola a?

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-They're both very intelligent,

-but one's lazier than the other!

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-Dino e un bravo cuoco

-e Marco e un bravo mangiatore.

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-Dino is a good cook

-and Marco is a good eater!

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-At the beginning, it's very hard.

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-We have masculine, feminine...

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-..and our verbs

-are more articulated.

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-Sono italiano.

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-Italia... plurale.

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-Italiane. Italiano.

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-When have you ever heard

-an Italiane?

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-Italiano? Italiane?

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-Italiano? Italiane?

-

-Italiani.

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-At the beginning, you don't realize

-how much you have learnt...

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-..but the improvement comes all

-of a sudden and then you're happy.

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-They are lucky

-because they live with Italian boys.

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-They have to practise every day

-and every second of their lives.

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-Ciao.

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-Ciao ragazzi. Ciao.

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-They aim to enjoy

-the Italian way of life.

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-Speak the language, live the life

-and become a part of the community.

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-This is what Frank Dallavalle

-managed to do in Garnant.

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-And Rowland Phillips

-has managed to do just that here.

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-Rowland has coached Aironi

-for two years.

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-He's now an adopted Italian.

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-Rowland has no direct link

-with Viadana's academy...

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-..but he's keeping an eye

-on his countrymen.

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-All three meet up occasionally

-to speak in Welsh.

0:22:110:22:15

-You have the same Italian teacher

-as me - Orietta.

0:22:150:22:19

-Are you enjoying your lessons?

0:22:200:22:22

-Great laugh.

0:22:220:22:24

-Are you taught at the same time?

0:22:240:22:26

-Are you taught at the same time?

-

-Yeah.

0:22:260:22:27

-They're never serious lessons.

0:22:270:22:29

-Do you think you've learnt a lot?

0:22:300:22:32

-Yes, it's going well.

0:22:320:22:34

-We can speak poco!

0:22:340:22:37

-Yeah. Speaking poco!

-That's one word. Well done.

0:22:370:22:42

-He's the coach. The coach.

0:22:440:22:47

-It's impossible not to laugh

-with Rowland.

0:22:480:22:51

-He's a good student.

0:22:510:22:54

-He studies and he does his homework.

0:22:550:22:57

-Not like the twins!

0:22:580:23:01

-It's important to learn

-the linguo... ling... language!

0:23:040:23:07

-I've been here for two years.

0:23:070:23:12

-So the Italiano is molto bene.

0:23:120:23:15

-Molto bene!

0:23:150:23:16

-Who's the best?

0:23:190:23:21

-Who's the best?

-

-Me.

0:23:210:23:22

-Me. Really.

0:23:220:23:23

-You're better?

0:23:260:23:28

-You're a better Welsh speaker.

0:23:280:23:30

-Who's the best rugby player?

0:23:310:23:33

-Me.

0:23:330:23:34

-Me.

0:23:340:23:36

-Have you met donne italiani?

0:23:360:23:40

-We don't have any time to go out,

-but it's OK.

0:23:410:23:46

-Stick at it.

-You'll find a friend one day.

0:23:490:23:51

-I think the Welsh, and there

-are many of them in Viadana...

0:23:570:24:02

-..are very open and sociable.

0:24:020:24:06

-They're friendly and easy-going.

0:24:080:24:14

-It's been an amazing experience

-for me. I've learnt a language.

0:24:190:24:23

-I've experienced the life

-and I've made many friends out here.

0:24:240:24:28

-I was lucky because I'm 45.

0:24:290:24:31

-The experience for these boys...

0:24:310:24:34

-..coming out here

-at the age of 16, is brilliant.

0:24:350:24:40

-Had I been given the chance

-to come out here at their age...

0:24:400:24:44

-..I'd have come.

0:24:440:24:46

-I'm sure if they go on to play

-for Italy or Wales...

0:24:460:24:50

-..they'll do well.

0:24:500:24:52

-They're both working hard in school.

0:24:530:24:55

-The experience of living out here

-will help them in the future.

0:24:560:25:00

-.

0:25:040:25:04

-Subtitles

0:25:080:25:08

-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:25:080:25:10

-Learning the language

-and living like Italians.

0:25:150:25:18

-That's the challenge

-for Dino and Marco...

0:25:180:25:20

-..as they adapt to their new life.

0:25:210:25:23

-Their great-grandfather faced

-the same challenge a century ago.

0:25:230:25:28

-His family adapted to life...

0:25:280:25:30

-..in a predominantly

-Welsh-speaking community.

0:25:300:25:34

-Grandfather Joe looks back

-with fond memories.

0:25:340:25:37

-Who's running round

-outside the shop? Is that you?

0:25:380:25:42

-Yes.

0:25:420:25:43

-With Mam.

0:25:440:25:45

-With Mam.

-

-Outside the shop.

0:25:450:25:47

-Brings back memories. Fond memories.

0:25:480:25:52

-What kind of woman was she?

0:25:520:25:54

-She was a real businesswoman,

-always in the shop.

0:25:540:25:58

-That was her life.

0:25:580:26:01

-"I spend my life at work."

0:26:010:26:04

-That's what she used to say.

0:26:040:26:06

-Everyone says that.

0:26:060:26:08

-There are a lot of photos of you

-standing next to the vans.

0:26:100:26:14

-What are these vans?

0:26:140:26:16

-These were the retail vans.

0:26:160:26:18

-I'd travel around Garnant

-in these vans.

0:26:180:26:23

-You attended the shows too.

0:26:230:26:26

-This was taken at Garnant carnival.

0:26:270:26:30

-Who's this?

-Is this Dad playing in the fair?

0:26:310:26:34

-What was he like?

0:26:350:26:37

-He was very busy!

0:26:370:26:39

-Did he help out?

0:26:390:26:41

-Did he help out?

-

-Never!

0:26:410:26:42

-Just like now!

-He never helps Mam in the house.

0:26:420:26:45

-He'd come in to get some ice cream.

0:26:450:26:47

-He'd eat it all?

0:26:470:26:50

-I'll remind him of that later.

0:26:500:26:52

-Who's in this photo?

0:26:520:26:54

-Who's in this photo?

-

-That's my father.

0:26:540:26:56

-In 1924.

0:26:560:26:58

-That's outside the shop.

0:26:580:27:00

-The old shop in Garnant

-is still there, but only just.

0:27:060:27:10

-It was a happy time.

0:27:120:27:14

-Mam lived here, in Garnant,

-for 60 years.

0:27:300:27:34

-She'd say that Garnant

-was the best place in the world.

0:27:360:27:40

-There was plenty of work.

0:27:460:27:47

-Gelli Ceidrim was down here, the

-Raven was half a mile up the road.

0:27:470:27:53

-There were tin works in Garnant,

-Glanaman and Brynaman.

0:27:540:28:00

-Everyone worked.

0:28:010:28:03

-Business was good here,

-business was good.

0:28:040:28:08

-Then the strike came and it stopped.

0:28:080:28:11

-People had no money,

-no money at all.

0:28:120:28:16

-Desolate.

0:28:180:28:20

-The valley was dead.

0:28:200:28:23

-During the hard times and economic

-downturn in the Amman Valley...

0:28:320:28:37

-..Frank, Joe and the Dallavalle

-family bucked the trend...

0:28:370:28:41

-..and developed a flourishing

-ice cream business.

0:28:410:28:45

-The foundations

-were built on hard work...

0:28:450:28:48

-..as the business was transferred

-from father to son to son.

0:28:480:28:52

-Today, the twins' parents,

-Renaldo and Maria...

0:28:550:28:58

-..along with Uncle Giulio,

-run a modern business.

0:28:580:29:02

-They've won numerous accolades

-for their ice cream.

0:29:020:29:06

-This is the latest. We're still

-coming up with the recipes.

0:29:060:29:10

-Last year, Prince Charles

-tasted the renowned ice cream...

0:29:100:29:15

-..to cap an incredible

-family journey for Joe Dallavalle.

0:29:150:29:19

-The twins are showing

-the same values...

0:29:220:29:25

-..and strength of conviction

-on the rugby field.

0:29:250:29:29

-They know there's hard work to do.

0:29:340:29:36

-They know they have to work hard

-and they're ready to work hard.

0:29:360:29:41

-They'll never fail

-from a lack of effort.

0:29:410:29:44

-They know that if they don't

-put the hard work in...

0:29:500:29:53

-..they'll be out.

0:29:530:29:56

-It might be an advantage...

0:29:570:29:59

-..that they come from a family

-that runs a business.

0:29:590:30:02

-Dad knows that if something doesn't

-make a profit, then it's discarded.

0:30:050:30:10

-It's all about the product.

0:30:100:30:12

-They're bright enough

-to realize that they're a product.

0:30:120:30:15

-Their father's ice cream

-is a product, and they are too.

0:30:160:30:21

-If they're up to scratch, great.

0:30:210:30:23

-If they're not,

-the door's over there.

0:30:240:30:26

-That's the harsh reality of the

-modern game. It's not a holiday.

0:30:300:30:34

-The twins have been accepted

-to a professional rugby academy.

0:30:350:30:39

-The conditioning coach

-wants us to be faster and stronger.

0:30:530:30:57

-We're a lot stronger now

-and we're changing shape.

0:30:570:31:02

-Training's great, it's hard.

0:31:030:31:06

-We do nine rugby sessions a week

-and play a game every Sunday.

0:31:060:31:10

-We lift weights almost every day.

0:31:100:31:12

-Skills sessions and SAQ sessions -

-speed, agility and quickness.

0:31:120:31:16

-They've come to Viadana,

-one of the academies.

0:31:220:31:26

-It's possibly

-the best academy in Italy.

0:31:270:31:29

-We have U20 and U18 coaches

-in Italy now.

0:31:310:31:33

-They work with the boys

-to develop their skills.

0:31:340:31:37

-They have a system and the right

-physical fit to do well here.

0:31:370:31:41

-They also work on their weaknesses.

0:31:410:31:44

-Passate il pallone

-in qualsiasi direzione.

0:31:440:31:47

-Dovete cercare, senza correre, di

-toccare con la palla un avversario.

0:31:470:31:51

-Senza correre quindi arrivo qui.

0:31:520:31:54

-I've worked with the WRU and Ospreys

-academy system for six years.

0:31:560:32:01

-Since 2005, players like Priestland,

-Jon Davies and Sam Warburton...

0:32:010:32:06

-..have come through the system.

0:32:060:32:09

-I know how that system

-has worked effectively.

0:32:130:32:16

-It is a template we can copy,

-to some extent, in Italy.

0:32:170:32:21

-Bravo, bene.

0:32:220:32:24

-In one of the world's

-strongest footballing nations...

0:32:340:32:38

-..Rowland Phillips and Gruff Rees

-continue the Welsh link.

0:32:380:32:42

-The link started

-with Carwyn James in the 1970s.

0:32:430:32:46

-He was a coach

-and an inspiration in Rovigo.

0:32:460:32:49

-It's crucial for us to find young

-players to develop the structure...

0:33:050:33:11

-..that exists

-in the Viadana Academy.

0:33:110:33:14

-As it develops and grows,

-we aim to produce young players...

0:33:140:33:19

-..to take over from

-the current crop of internationals.

0:33:190:33:23

-We know that the Welsh players

-have been coached well.

0:33:260:33:31

-They are good players and Italian,

-and could play for Viadana.

0:33:320:33:37

-If they become good players,

-they can also play for Aironi.

0:33:400:33:45

-This is my house in Italy.

0:33:460:33:49

-When you're an important person,

-they give you a nice house!

0:33:500:33:54

-Gruff lives over there,

-in the corner.

0:33:540:33:57

-What do you think?

0:33:570:33:58

-Excellent.

0:33:590:34:01

-No, you're safe there.

-It only comes up to here!

0:34:050:34:09

-If you ever want to come over

-for a swim...

0:34:090:34:13

-..feel free, as they say.

0:34:130:34:15

-Thank you.

0:34:150:34:18

-Start with widths..

0:34:200:34:22

-..and as you build up

-your confidence, the lengths.

0:34:230:34:27

-He never changes,

-but the modern changing rooms...

0:34:290:34:34

-..and the excellent facilities

-are testament to Aironi's ambition.

0:34:340:34:39

-Aironi's vision remains faithful

-to rugby's core values.

0:34:410:34:46

-The key virtues of discipline,

-respect and sacrifice.

0:34:460:34:51

-As you can see,

-if you stick to your task...

0:34:530:34:56

-..work hard

-and keep the weight off...

0:34:560:35:00

-..you can play for Italy, or Wales.

0:35:000:35:03

-You're part of a new system

-which is developing in this region.

0:35:050:35:10

-There's a lot of good work

-being done locally.

0:35:100:35:13

-You can come through the system

-and play for Aironi.

0:35:130:35:16

-Good luck. Keep working hard.

0:35:170:35:20

-You might get the chance

-to come here...

0:35:200:35:23

-..and pee in the swimming pool.

0:35:230:35:26

-As a family, we've always wanted

-to do well at school.

0:35:320:35:36

-They did well in their GCSEs.

0:35:360:35:38

-They didn't want to come out here

-and play PlayStation all morning...

0:35:400:35:45

-..and then go training,

-as some players do.

0:35:450:35:49

-Mam wanted them to have

-the right education...

0:35:490:35:52

-..and ensure they had something

-behind them if it didn't work out.

0:35:520:35:57

-So, we have mass one...

0:35:570:36:00

-They know that if their marks

-aren't good enough...

0:36:020:36:06

-..they'll be under pressure

-to return to Wales.

0:36:060:36:09

-They want university education.

-They want the opportunity.

0:36:100:36:15

-..molecular scale to the atomic

-scale and the smaller scale.

0:36:180:36:22

-Are you coping well?

0:36:220:36:24

-Do you think you can do both -

-training and school work?

0:36:240:36:27

-It's tough, but, yeah.

0:36:270:36:29

-You need brains!

0:36:290:36:31

-If the rugby doesn't work out,

-I want an education to fall back on.

0:36:380:36:43

-Maybe, one day,

-I could go back to Frank's.

0:36:430:36:46

-Rugby now,

-ice cream when I'm an old man!

0:36:470:36:50

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0:36:560:36:57

-Subtitles

0:37:020:37:02

-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:37:020:37:04

-DOORBELL

0:37:080:37:09

-Good day.

0:37:100:37:11

-Hello, my darlings.

0:37:120:37:14

-Nice to see you.

0:37:160:37:18

-Hiya, Marc.

0:37:190:37:21

-I miss my hugs.

0:37:230:37:25

-It's a big day

-for Viadana's most famous twins.

0:37:260:37:29

-Mam's here.

0:37:290:37:32

-It's very different out there.

0:37:320:37:35

-I miss my family,

-I miss Steff, Mam and Dad.

0:37:350:37:38

-I miss Mam's food

-more than anything.

0:37:390:37:41

-You should put it there

-so the trays go into the sink.

0:37:430:37:46

-I know,

-but it's easier to get there.

0:37:460:37:49

-That's just one night,

-all those plates.

0:37:490:37:52

-I miss Amman Valley School.

0:37:540:37:56

-I miss my friends, my teachers.

-Social life, really.

0:37:560:38:00

-What's the toilet paper doing there?

0:38:070:38:10

-I don't know.

0:38:140:38:15

-What's those plastic bottles doing

-there? Do you like collecting them?

0:38:160:38:21

-Do you like collecting

-plastic bottles?

0:38:220:38:24

-No, no.

0:38:250:38:26

-Very pleased to see them, apart

-from them not doing their bed.

0:38:260:38:31

-It's a messy little room here.

0:38:310:38:34

-No, no, it is better than before.

0:38:350:38:37

-I just like to tidy up,

-as mothers do.

0:38:370:38:41

-It's very nice.

-They look after it.

0:38:410:38:43

-I'm surprised, actually!

0:38:440:38:46

-Only today.

0:38:460:38:48

-Only today.

-

-Because we were coming?

0:38:480:38:50

-I don't know if he's grown taller.

-He looks taller than last time.

0:38:510:38:56

-Where's the shop?

-Where do you train? Is it nearby?

0:38:560:39:00

-The shop's over there,

-about five minutes by bike.

0:39:000:39:04

-The swimming pool's over there.

0:39:040:39:06

-The Zaffanella is ten minutes away.

0:39:070:39:09

-Zaffanella? What's that?

0:39:100:39:12

-Zaffanella - the clubhouse. Come on!

0:39:120:39:14

-Zaffanella is the clubhouse

-where we eat.

0:39:140:39:18

-Only ten minutes.

0:39:180:39:20

-And the kebab shop's

-just down there.

0:39:210:39:23

-We don't go to the kebab shop,

-but it is down there!

0:39:230:39:26

-BELL TOLLS

0:39:270:39:29

-OK, come on then. Come on.

0:39:410:39:43

-The family was always together.

-We'd go on holiday together.

0:39:450:39:50

-We would always eat together.

0:39:500:39:52

-Just the little things

-and now, it's completely different.

0:39:530:39:57

-Mam finds it difficult.

0:40:030:40:05

-She's coping now,

-but at the beginning...

0:40:050:40:08

-..she was wondering where they were.

0:40:080:40:11

-They are very close

-to their mother, yes.

0:40:110:40:14

-My husband is very close to them

-as well...

0:40:140:40:18

-..but I think there is

-a little bit more...

0:40:180:40:21

-..with the mothers with their sons.

0:40:210:40:24

-Are you taking a video?

-What's the point in a video?

0:40:240:40:28

-Let him do what he wants.

0:40:290:40:32

-I notice that they've settled well

-and they're happy.

0:40:350:40:39

-And yes, I've noticed

-a great difference with them.

0:40:390:40:43

-Definitely more grown-up.

0:40:430:40:45

-I think they had to, really...

0:40:460:40:48

-..to survive without their mum

-and dad around them all the time.

0:40:480:40:53

-Noi siamo il Viadana.

-Avete capito? Siamo il Viadana.

0:41:010:41:04

-Tutti quanti dobbiamo dare di

-tutto. Tutto. 100% in campo.

0:41:040:41:08

-Avete capito?

0:41:080:41:09

-Dai! Dai! Dai!

0:41:120:41:13

-RUGBY CHANT

0:41:140:41:17

-Mam never likes watching

-Dino and Marco playing rugby.

0:41:210:41:24

-She worries too much and goes on

-at them to wear skullcaps.

0:41:250:41:29

-The boys play for Viadana's

-U20 team.

0:41:290:41:32

-Despite being

-the youngest members of the team...

0:41:320:41:36

-..I don't think Mam

-has any grounds to worry.

0:41:360:41:38

-They're happy with the boys.

0:41:400:41:41

-They're both very physical.

0:41:420:41:44

-They train hard.

0:41:490:41:50

-They're rough on the pitch.

-That's appreciated in rugby.

0:41:510:41:54

-Especially in Viadana.

0:41:540:41:56

-They have a good spirit.

0:42:150:42:17

-They enjoy the experience.

0:42:170:42:19

-They've taken their chances

-very well.

0:42:200:42:22

-Good boys with a good attitude.

0:42:250:42:27

-That's important as they develop

-on and off the pitch.

0:42:280:42:32

-They will improve very well.

0:42:320:42:35

-They give to us the satisfaction

-in their performance...

0:42:350:42:39

-..and to the family as well.

0:42:390:42:41

-The opening weekend

-of the Six Nations.

0:42:490:42:52

-For now,

-they're two Welshmen far from home.

0:42:530:42:56

-Mam has little interest, but it's

-easy to see who the others back.

0:42:570:43:02

-Red is the colour

-this afternoon.

0:43:030:43:07

-It's nice to be back here.

0:43:320:43:35

-You don't get this feeling

-anywhere else.

0:43:360:43:39

-It's hard to explain.

0:43:400:43:42

-You pop into a bar and Dad-cu

-meets people he knows...

0:43:420:43:46

-..from Swansea

-and the Rhondda Valley.

0:43:470:43:49

-The family is on a pilgrimage

-to the story's starting point...

0:43:510:43:56

-..a century ago - Bardi.

0:43:560:43:58

-My great-grandfather, Frank,

-came from Santa Giustina...

0:43:590:44:03

-..in the next valley along.

0:44:030:44:05

-His wife was from the next valley.

0:44:060:44:09

-Everyone used to meet up in Bardi.

0:44:090:44:11

-They had dances here and everyone

-met up here during the summer.

0:44:110:44:16

-Our roots are deep

-in this little village.

0:44:160:44:20

-For Joe, the circle is complete.

0:44:260:44:30

-His home is in Garnant, but

-his grandsons, Dino and Marco...

0:44:300:44:35

-..are back in Bardi,

-back in the land of his father...

0:44:350:44:39

-..Francesco Dallavalle.

0:44:390:44:41

-A century later, we're back

-in Italy, where it all started.

0:44:430:44:47

-Maybe, in five years' time,

-you'll be living out here.

0:44:470:44:52

-I don't know.

0:44:530:44:54

-I don't know.

-

-Don't jump the gun.

0:44:540:44:56

-You can't tell what's going

-to happen, but we'll see.

0:44:570:45:00

-It's been amazing with the boys,

-coming back here to play rugby.

0:45:060:45:10

-For Italy to call them over,

-it's absolutely amazing.

0:45:100:45:14

-I think they're great boys.

0:45:200:45:22

-I'm proud of them

-because they're willing to work.

0:45:220:45:26

-They weren't really

-given a proper chance here.

0:45:260:45:29

-But they knuckled down, worked

-and accepted that they had to move.

0:45:300:45:35

-No complaints.

-Great, the boys are great.

0:45:360:45:39

-They're lovely boys.

0:45:390:45:41

-I'm not worried about which team

-I play for - Italy or Wales.

0:45:460:45:52

-I just want to play rugby now.

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-The focus is on training...

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-The focus is on training...

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-The focus is on training.

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-I don't know how this experience

-will turn out for the boys...

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-..but I'm sure they'll improve

-as individuals...

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-..and be richer for the experience.

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-It would be amazing to see them

-wearing that blue shirt.

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-Blue shirt or red shirt.

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-To see them standing there

-with the anthems playing...

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-..would be one amazing feeling.

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-We would be proud either way.

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-Oh, I'd rather they play for Wales.

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-If they could wear that red jersey,

-it would be something special.

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-Hey, that would be brilliant.

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-But...

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-..to prove a point, wearing the blue

-shirt might be better for them.

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-Yes, Dino and Marco

-are on a journey...

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-..and the journey continues.

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Dilyn yr efeilliaid Dino a Marco Dallavalle i Academi Rygbi Viadana yn yr Eidal, gwlad ei gyndeidiau. Following16 year old twins Dino and Marco Dallavalle to an Italian rugby academy.


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