Italy name squad for France, Scotland

Date published: March 7 2017

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has named a 31-man squad for their final matches of the Six Nations against France and Scotland.

The Azzurri face France at Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday, March 11 before heading to Murrayfield where they take on Scotland on Saturday, March 18.

Veteran number eight Sergio Parisse will continue as the side’s captain.

Italy squad:

Forwards: Pietro Ceccarelli, Dario Chistolini, Lorenzo Cittadini, Andrea Lovotti, Sami Panico, Tommaso D’Apice, Ornel Gega, Leonardo Ghiraldini, George Biagi, Marco Fuser, Federico Ruzza, Andries van Schalkwyk, Simone Favaro, Maxime Mata Mbanda’, Francesco Minto, Sergio Parisse (c), Abraham Steyn

Backs: Giorgio Bronzini, Edoardo Gori, Marcello Violi, Mediani D’Apertura, Carlo Canna, Matteo Minozzi, Tommaso Benvenuti, Tommaso Boni, Luke Mclean, Giulio Bisegni, Angelo Esposito, Giovambattista Venditti, Edoardo Padovani, Luca Sperandio

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