Record for Parisse, Italy change three

Date published: March 13 2015

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Italy coach Jacques Brunel has made three changes to his starting XV for Sunday's Six Nations clash with France in Rome.

Captain Sergio Parisse wins his 112th cap, an Italian record, as he moves ahead of Marco Bortolami on the all-time list.     

There are two changes to the backline that won at Murrayfield last time out as veteran Andrea Masi returns from injury at inside centre at the expense of Enrico Bacchin, who drops to the bench.

On the right wing, Leonardo Sarto is also fit again and takes over from Michele Visentin.

In the pack, Samuela Vunisa starts at openside flanker, replacing Simone Favaro, who is not available.

On the bench, Marco Barbini replaces Marco Fuser.

Italy: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Luca Morisi, 12 Andrea Masi, 11 Giovambattista Venditti, 10 Kelly Haimona, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Samuela Vunisa, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Joshua Furno, 4 George Fabio Biagi, 3 Dario Chistolini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Matias Aguero.
Replacements: 16 Andrea Manici, 17 Alberto De Marchi, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Marco Barbini, 20 Guglielmo Palazzini, 22 Tommaso Allan, 23 Enrico Bacchin.

Date: Sunday, March 15
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Kick-off: 16:00 local (15:00 GMT)
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Stuart Berry (South Africa)
TMO: Simon McDowell (Ireland)

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