Monday Morning Round Up

Monday Morning Round Up

England Rugby call up 33 players for Argentina Test

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Elliot Daly (Wasps) has been recalled after he was withdrawn from the squad that travelled to Portugal having picked up a knee injury last Saturday.

Backs

Full backs

Mike Brown (Harlequins), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Semesa Rokoduguni (Bath Rugby), Denny Solomona (Sale Sharks), Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby)

Inside backs
Danny Care (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)

Forwards

Back five

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby)*, Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs), Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby).

Front row
Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs)

 *Apprentice player

Italy Rugby name 31-man squad for Fiji test

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Italy Rugby have called up a 31-man squad for their clash against Fiji on Saturday, 11 November, with the starting lineup to be announced on Thursday.

Dario CHISTOLINI (ZEBRE, 18 caps) 
Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 5 caps) 
Andrea LOVOTTI (ZEBRE, 17 caps) * 
Tiziano PASQUALI (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap) 
Federico ZANI (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)
Luca BIGI (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps) 
Oliviero FABIANI (ZEBRE, 4 caps) 
Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Stade Toulousain, 86 caps)
Dean BUDD (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps) 
Marco FUSER (Benetton Rugby, 24 caps) * 
Marco LAZZARONI (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap) * 
Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps) *
Renato GIAMMARIOLI (ZEBRE, rookie) * 
Giovanni LICATA (Fiamme Oro Rugby, rookie) * 
Francesco MINTO (Benetton Rugby, 36 caps) 
Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps) 
Sergio PARISSE (Stade Francais, 126 caps) - Captain 
Abraham Jurgens Steyn (Benetton Rugby, 14 caps)
Edoardo GORI (Benetton Rugby, 63 caps) * 
Tito TEBALDI (Benetton Rugby, 22 caps) 
Marcello VIOLI (ZEBRE, 5 caps) *

Charles REED (ZEBRE, 22 caps) 
Ian MCKINLEY (Benetton Rugby, newcomer)
Tommaso BONI (ZEBRE, 5 caps) * 
Tommaso CASTELLO (ZEBRE, 2 caps) 
Jayden HAYWARD (Benetton Rugby, newcomer)
Mattia BELLINI (ZEBRE, 5 caps) * 
Angelo ESPOSITO (Benetton Rugby, 14 caps) * 
Leonardo SARTO (Glasgow Warriors, 32 caps) *  

Matteo MINOZZI (ZEBRE, rookie) * 
Edoardo PADOVANI (RC Toulon, 14 caps) *

NRC semi-final: Queensland Country vs Fijian Drua

Queensland Country cruised to a 57-21 win over the Fijian Drua in the semi-finals of the NRC. Queensland Country ran in four first half tries to one to take a comfortable 26-7 lead into the break. 

NRC semi-final: Canberra Vikings vs Perth Spirit

Adam Powell on Academy role

Academy coach Adam Powell spoke about returning to his boyhood club and taking charge of this season's Anglo-Welsh Cup team.

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