UPDATED: Manfredi replaces injured Bigi in Italy squad

UPDATED: Manfredi replaces injured Bigi in Italy squad

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has called up hooker Marco Manfredi for the team's Rugby World Cup squad following Luca Bigi's injury.

(changes to original announcement appear in bold) 


Pietro CECCARELLI (Perpignan, 28 caps)
Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 46 caps)
Danilo FISCHETTI (Zebre Parma, 32 caps)
Ivan NEMER (Benetton Rugby, 12 caps)
Marco RICCIONI (Saracens, 22 caps)
Federico ZANI (Benetton Rugby, 23 caps)

Epalahame FAIVA (svincolato, 7 caps)
Giacomo NICOTERA (Benetton Rugby, 14 caps)
Second row
Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 32 caps)
Dino LAMB (Harlequins, 2 caps)
Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 44 caps)
David SISI (Zebre Parma, 28 caps)
Flanker and number 8
Lorenzo CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)
Toa HALAFIHI (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)
Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 28 caps) - capitano
Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 47 caps)
Giovanni PETTINELLI (Benetton Rugby, 13 caps)
Manuel ZULIANI (Benetton Rugby, 12 caps)


Alessandro FUSCO (Zebre Parma, 15 caps)
Alessandro GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)
Martin PAGE-RELO (Lione, 1 cap)
Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester Rugby, 20 caps)
Tommaso ALLAN (Perpignan, 74 caps)
Giacomo DA RE (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
Paolo GARBISI (Montpellier, 26 caps)
Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 25 caps)
Luca MORISI (svincolato, 46 caps)
Wing and Full back
Pierre BRUNO (Zebre Parma, 13 caps)
Ange CAPUOZZO (Stade Toulousain, 11 caps)
Montanna IOANE (Lione, 20 caps)
Paolo ODOGWU (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
Lorenzo PANI (Zebre Parma, 3 caps)

Italy have played pool matches against Namibia (9 September) and Uruguay (20 September) and are set to play New Zealand (29 September) and France (6 October).

Player replaced from original squad of 33: Luca Bigi

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