February 26, 2013
Italy opt for same again
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has decided against making any changes to his squad for their final two Six Nations clashes against England (March 10) and Ireland (March 17).
Captain and No.8 Sergio Parisse has been omitted due to the 30-day ban he picked up last week for abusing a referee while on Top 14 duty for Stade Francais but continues to train with the squad as he awaits the result of his appeal.
Forwards: Martin Castrogiovanni, Lorenzo Cittadini, Alberto De Marchi, Andrea Lo Cicero, Michele Rizzo, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Davide Giazzon, Joshua Furno, Quintin Geldenhuys, Francesco Minto, Antonio Pavanello, Robert Barbieri, Mauro Bergamasco, Paul Derbyshire, Simone Favaro, Ratu Manoa Seru Vosawai, Alessandro Zanni.
Backs: Tobias Botes, Edoardo Gori, Kristopher Burton, Luciano Orquera, Tommaso Benvenuti, Paolo Buso, Gonzalo Canale, Gonzalo Garcia, Tommaso Iannone, Andrea Masi, Luke McLean, Luca Morisi, Giovanbattista Venditti.