O’Shea names Italy squad

Date published: October 11 2016

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Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has named his squad for their upcoming November internationals against New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga.

The games take place in Roma on November 12, Florence on November 19 and Padova on November 26 as Italy look to pick up a scalp.

O’Shea has announced a squad with plenty of experience as Sergio Parisse, Leonardo Ghiraldini and Luke McLean are included, with Tommaso Allan and Carlo Canna the fly-half options while Alessandro Zanni is just one game away from making his 100th appearance for the Azzurri.

Italy squad:

Forwards: Pietro Ceccarelli, Lorenzo Cittadini, Simone Ferrari, Andrea Lovotti, Sami Panico, Ornel Gega, Leonardo Ghiraldini, George Fabio Biagi, Joshua Furno, Marco Fuser, Quintin Geldenhuys, Simone Favaro, Maxime Mata Mbanda, Francesco Minto, Sergio Parisse, Andries Van Schalkwyk, Alessandro Zanni

Backs: Giorgio Bronzini, Edoardo Gori, Marcello Violi, Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Tommaso Benvenuti, Tommaso Boni, Andrea Buondonno, Michele Campagnaro, Angelo Esposito, Luke McLean, Edoardo Padovani, Leonardo Sarto

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