Italrugby name the XV for the match against Wales

Italrugby name the XV for the match against Wales

Technical Commissioner of the Italian National Men's Rugby Team, Gonzalo Quesada, has revealed the line-up to face Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 16 March at 2.15pm local time in the fifth and final round of the Guinness Six Nations 202.

This will mark the 33rd match between the two teams, the eighteenth played in Wales and the sixteenth in Cardiff. The last fixture in the Welsh capital ended all smiles for the Azzurri.

Lucchesi, Spagnolo, Zilocchi, Zambonin, Vintcent, Zuliani, Page-Relo and Marin are ready to take over from the bench.

Ange Capuzzo will be missin after the Italian fullback suffered a fracture of the intermediate phalanx of the third finger of his left hand which will not allow him to be available for the match against Wales .

Canali, Ceccarelli, Gesi, Izekor and Mori will also not leave with the team.

This is the lineup that will take the field:

15 Lorenzo PANI (Zebre Parma, 7 caps)

14 Louis LYNAGH (Harlequins, 1 cap)

13 Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 34 caps)

12 Tommaso MENONCELLO (Benetton Rugby, 16 caps)

11 Monty IOANE (Lyon 29 caps)

10 Paolo GARBISI (Toulon, 35 caps)

9 Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester, 28 caps)

8 Lorenzo CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 18 caps)

7 Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 37 caps) – cap

6 Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 54 caps)

5 Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 53 caps)

4 Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 40 caps)

3 Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 52 caps)

2 Giacomo NICOTERA (Benetton Rugby, 22 caps)

1 Danilo FISCHETTI (Zebre Parma, 40 caps)


16 Gianmarco LUCCHESI (Benetton Rugby, 21 caps)

17 SPANISH Mirco (Benetton Rugby, 4 caps)

18 Giosuè ZILOCCHI (Benetton Rugby, 20 caps)

19 Andrea ZAMBONIN (Zebre Parma, 7 caps)

20 Ross VINTCENT (Exeter, 3 caps)

21 Manuel ZULIANI (Benetton Rugby, 20 caps)

22 Martin PAGE-RELO (Lyon, 7 caps)

23 Leonardo MARIN (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)

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