Brunel names 38-man Italy squad

Date published: November 17 2015

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Italy head coach Jacques Brunel has named a 38-man training squad to convene in Treviso this November.

The group will meet on November 23 for Italy's first stage of preparations for the 2016 Six Nations, with their first game being against France in Paris on Saturday, February 6.

All of the squad are based in Italy, including eighteen uncapped players.

Italy's 38-man training squad

Forwards (20): Valerio Bernabo (Zebre), George Fabio Biagi (Zebre), Dean Budd (Treviso), Pietro Ceccarelli (Zebre), Dario Chistolini (Zebre), Tommaso D'Apice (Zebre), Alberto De Marchi (Treviso), Simone Ferrari (Treviso), Marco Fuser (Treviso), Ornell Gega (Treviso), Quintin Geldenhuys (Zebre), Marco Lazzaroni (Treviso), Andrea Lovotti (Zebre), Andrea Handles (Zebre), Maxime Mbanda (Calvisano), Francesco Minto (Treviso), Abraham Steyn (Treviso), Andries Van Schalkwyk (Zebre), Alessandro Zanni (Treviso), Matthew Zanusso (Treviso).

Backs (18): Mattia Bellini (Padova), Julius Bisegni (Zebre), Thomas Boni (Zebre), Andrea Buondonno (Mogliano), Carlo Canna (Zebre), Thomas Castello (Calvisano), Gonzalo Garcia (Zebre), Edoardo Gori (Treviso), Luke Mclean (Treviso), Andrea Menniti-Ippolito (Padova), David Odiete (Mogliano), Edward Padovani (Zebre), William Palazzani (Zebre), Andrea Pratichetti (Treviso), Leonardo Sarto (Zebre), Marco Susio (Calvisano), Marcello Violi (Zebre), Michele Visentin (Zebre).

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