Castrogiovanni back to face Pumas

Date published: November 13 2014

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Italy have made just one change to their starting lineup for Saturday’s Test against Argentina in Genoa.

Italy have made just one change to their starting lineup for Saturday’s Test against Argentina following last week’s victory against Samoa.

Toulon prop Martin Castrogiovanni, who was suspended for the Samoa game, replaces Dario Chistolini and will make his 106th international appearance.

Chistolini drops to the bench, where the only other change is the introduction of flanker Francesco Minto for Robert Barbieri.

Italy ended a year-long losing streak by coming back from seven points down at halftime to beat Samoa 24-13 last Saturday.

The Azzurri have beaten Argentina five times in 19 matches, with their last victory coming in 2008.

The match could be brought forward a day because there is more bad weather expected in Genoa, which was devastated by floods last month.

Italy: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Luke Mclean, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Leonardo Sarto, 10 Kelly Haimona, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (c), 7 Simone Favaro, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Joshua Furno, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Matias Aguero
Replacements: 16 Andrea Manici, 17 Alberto De Marchi, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19 Marco Bortolami, 20 Francesco Minto, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Luciano Orquera, 23 Giulio Toniolatti.

Date: Saturday, November 15
Venue: Stadio Ferraris, Genoa
Kick-off: 15.00 local (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Ian Davies (Wales)

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