BIRTHPLACE: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
HEIGHT: 6′ 6″
WEIGHT: 249 LBS
Raffaele Joshua Furno was born in Australia and grew up in Italy in the southern town of Benevento. He began his career with Viadana, then played with successor team Aironi in the PRO 12 before their dissolution in 2012.
He then moved to RC Narbonne in the French second division. Furno signed for Biarritz Olympique who competed in the Top 14 during the 2013-14 season. After the experience with Biarritz, on 14 May 2014, Furno moved to England to sign for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership ahead of the 2014-15 season.
In 2008 and 2009 Furno was named in the Italy Under 20 squad, and in 2011 he was part of Emerging Italy squad. He made his test debut with Italian National team as a substitute in a 13–6 win against Scotland in the 2012 Six Nations Championship
On 22 February 2014, he scored his first try for Italy in a Six Nations defeat to Scotland, and was subsequently named Man of the Match. On 24 August 2015, he was named in the final 31-man squad for the 20145 Rugby World Cup.
Josh fiery passion along with his vast experience on the rugby park is a valuable asset to any team. We are so excited to have Josh back to bring an impact both on and off the field.