Italy make four changes to XV

Date published: March 14 2017

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has made four changes to his line-up for their final Six Nations game of 2017, against Scotland on Saturday.

Tommaso Benvenuti replaces Michele Campagnaro at outside centre, Maxime Mata Mbanda' comes in for Simone Favaro on the flank, George Biagi takes Andries Van Schalkwyk place in the locks while up front Ornel Gega is in for Leonardo Ghiraldini as hooker at Murrayfield.

O'Shea opts for a six-two split of forwards to backs on his bench as Italy look to end their Six Nations campaign in a positive manner.

Italy: 15 Edoardo Padovani, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Luke McLean, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti, 10 Carlo Canna, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (c), 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Maxime Mata Mbanda', 5 George Biagi, 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Ornel Gega, 1 Andrea Lovotti
Replacements: 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 17 Sami Panico, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19 Andries Van Schalkwyk, 20 Federico Ruzza, 21 Francesco Minto, 22 Marcello Violi, 23 Luca Sperandio

Date: Saturday, March 18
Venue: Murrayfield
Kick-off: 12:30 GMT
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant Referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Luke Pearce (England)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)


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