O’Shea names first Italy squad

Date published: May 16 2016

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Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has named a 30-man squad that will prepare for games against Argentina, USA and Canada this June.

The international matches are set to take place in Santa Fè on June 11, San Josè in California on June 18 and Toronto on June 26, with forwards Sergio Parisse, Francesco Minto and Alessandro Zanni not included for the tour.

Centres Tommaso Castello and Tommaso Boni, prop Simone Ferrarri and back-row Maxime Mbandà are all uncapped men named by O'Shea.

Italy squad

Forwards: Pietro Ceccarelli, Lorenzo Cittadini, Simone Ferrarri, Andrea Lovotti, Matteo Zanusso, Oliviero Fabiani, Ornel Gega, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Valerio Bernabo, Marco Fuser, Quintin Geldenhuys, Robert Barbieri, Simone Favaro, Maxime Mata Mbanda, Abraham Steyn, Andries van Schalkwyk

Backs: Edoardo Gori, Alberto Lucchese, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Giulio Bisegni, Tommaso Boni, Michele Campagnaro, Tommaso Castello, Angelo Esposito, Leonardo Sarto, Giovanbattista Venditti, Luke McLean, David Odiete

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