London Wasps versatile back Andrea Masi has been recalled to Italy's squad for the final two matches of the Six Nations Championship.
London Wasps versatile back Andrea Masi has been recalled to Italy's squad for the final two matches of the Six Nations.
The 32-year-old returned from injury last month after a substantial lay-off and has been used by Italy in the past in midfield, on the wing and at full-back.
Parma lock George Biagi is called up for the first time and comes into the squad for the injured Alessandro Zanni.
Prop Michele Rizzo also returns following his suspension after being sent off in the defeat to France in Round Two.
Italy face Ireland in Dublin this weekend before finishing up their tournament at home to England.
Forwards: Matias Aguero (Zebre), Martin Castrogiovanni (Toulon), Lorenzo Cittadini (Treviso), Alberto De Marchi (Treviso), Michele Rizzo (Treviso), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Treviso), Davide Giazzon (Zebre), Marco Bortolami (Zebre), Quintin Geldenhuys (Zebre), Antonio Pavanello (Treviso), George Fabio Biagi (Zebre), Robert Barbieri (Treviso), Paul Derbyshire (Treviso), Joshua Furno (Biarritz), Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais), Manoa Vosawai (Treviso).
Backs: Edoardo Gori (Treviso), Tito Tebaldi (Ospreys), Tommaso Allan (Perpignan), Luciano Orquera (Zebre), Tommaso Benvenuti (Perpignan), Michele Campagnaro (Treviso), Gonzalo Garcia (Zebre), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso), Mirco Bergamasco (Rovigo), Angelo Esposito (Treviso), Tommaso Iannone (Zebre), Luke McLean (Treviso), Leonardo Sarto (Zebre), Andrea Masi (Wasps).