Italy name team to face Scotland

Italy name team to face Scotland

Kieran Crowley has formalized the line-up that will face Scotland at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday 18 March at 12.30 local time (13.30 Italian time) on the fifth and final day of sSix Nations 2023.

Four changes in the starting XV compared to the match against Wales and two newcomers on the match list, winger Simone Gesi and hooker Marco Manfredi.

"We were disappointed with the performance against Wales - we addressed that during the week and are looking forward to Saturday's match against a very good team in Scotland," said Crowley.

15  Tommaso ALLAN (Harlequins, 70 caps)
14 Pierre BRUNO (Zebre Parma, 11 caps)
13 Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 22 caps)
12 Tommaso MENONCELLO (Benetton Rugby, 10 caps)
11 Simone GESI (Zebre Parma, esordiente)
10 Paolo GARBISI (Montpellier, 23 caps)
9 Alessandro FUSCO (Zebre Parma, 12 caps) -
8 Lorenzo CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 7 caps)
7 Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 25 caps) – captain
6 Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 45 caps)
5 Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 40 caps)
4 Edoardo IACHIZZI (Vannes, 4 caps)
3 Marco RICCIONI (Saracens Rugby, 18 caps)
2 Giacomo NICOTERA (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)
1 Danilo FISCHETTI (London Irish, 29 caps)

16 Marco MANFREDI (Zebre Parma, esordiente)
17 Federico ZANI (Benetton Rugby, 20 caps)
18 Pietro CECCARELLI (Brive, 25 caps)
19 Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 29 caps)
20 Giovanni PETTINELLI (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)
21 Manuel ZULIANI (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)
22 Alessandro GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)
23 Luca MORISI (London Irish, 43 caps)

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