Welcome to the online accreditation system for Cattolica Test Match 2020

Please find here below some useful informations about the accreditation process ahead of Italy v Scotland (14th November, kick off 13.45 local time) and Italy – Fiji (21st November, kick off 13.45 local time).

FIR's main aim is to grand access to the stadium to national and foreign media in a safe and healthy environment, in compliance with current Government's regulation for containing the COVID-19.

In order to achieve that, media areas' capacity will be severely reduced and some normally accessible areas may be off-limits.

It must be noted that these indications are temporary and based on continuous evolutions.

Accreditation will be limited to one for organization and all requests received after dead line (10th November for Italy-Scotland; 15th November for Italy-Fiji) won't be accepted.

A confirmation will follow in due course.

The following document sets out the guidelines adopted by FIR for media accreditation.

FIR MEDIA ACCREDITATION GUIDELINES

SEAT ASSIGNMENT

While the number of media positions is subject to availability, the main criteria used by FIR’s Press Office during the allocation of seats and positions to the media are outlined below (written press, photographers, radio and TV).

WRITTEN PRESS (PRESS STANDS)

1) International Press Agencies
2) National Press Agencies ( only for countries involved in the event)
3) National newspapers (only for countries involved in the event) and Rugby-specialized internet sites (only for countries involved in the event)
4) International newspapers
5) Rugby-specialized magazines (only for countries involved in the event)
6) Local newspapers
7) Rugby-specialized freelance press ( requirement of at least three rugby-related articles published throughout the year or during the last six months)
8) Others (including accreditation requests for media representatives of different nationalities than the two teams involved in the event)

PHOTOGRAPHERS (PITCH POSITIONS)

1) International Agencies
2) National Agencies (only for countries involved in the event)
3) National newspapers (only for countries involved in the event)
4) International newspapers
5) Freelance photographers specialized in rugby*
6) Rugby specialized magazines (only for countries involved in the event)
7) Local newspapers (only for countries involved in the event)
8) Local Agencies (only for countries involved in the event)
9) Specialized Web photographers
10) Others (including accreditation requests from media companies of different nationalities than the two teams involved in the event)

* Requirements for freelance

1) Please provide information on the media (full name/address of newspaper or magazine and name of the editor in chief) for whom the photographer states to be performing the job.
2) Photocopies of pages of at least one publication from the previous or current year contanining the photographer’s pictures relating to rugby.
3) Formal commitment to publishing pictures taken during the event.

RADIO/TV (PRESS STANDS - COMMENTARY POSITIONS)

1) TV and Radio rightholders

2) TV and Radio (not holding rights)
3) Local TV and local Radio (only for countries involved in the event)
4) Rubgy-specialized Internet sites (only for countries involved in the event)
5) Others (including accreditation requests from TV and RADIO broadcasters of different nationalities than the two teams involved in the event)

We thank in advance media operators for their support and we remind that social distancing will be guaranteed in all areas of the Stadium and the mandatory use of DPI will be observed.

For further needs or clarifications, please contact Simona De Toma, Media Operations Manager, at 0645213112, or simona.detoma@federugby.it