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Italy name 30-man squad

14th May 2014 11:55

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Quintin Geldenhuys Italy training 2014

New skipper: Quintin Geldenhuys

Italy head caoch Jacques Brunel has named a 30-man squad for his side's three Tests during June.

The Azzurri face Fiji in Suva on June 7, Samoa in Apia on June 14 and Japan in Tokyo on June 21.

With regular skipper Sergio Parisse injured and veteran prop Martin Castrogiovanni being rested, second-row Quintin Geldenhuys will captain the the team.

Zebre trio Dario Chistolini, Andrea de Marchi and William Palazzani are set to make their international debuts on the tour.

Italy:
Forwards: Matias Aguero, Dario Chistolini, Lorenzo Cittadini, Alberto de Marchi, Andrea de Marchi, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Davide Giazzon, Andrea Manici, George Biagi, Marco Bortolami, Marco Fuser, Quintin Geldenhuys (c), Robert Barbieri, Mauro Bergamasco, Paul Derbyshire, Joshua Furno, Manoa Vosawai

Backs: Guglielmo Palazzani, Tito Tebaldi, Tommaso Allan, Luciano Orquera, Michele Campagnaro, Angelo Esposito, Gonzalo Garcia, Tommaso Iannone, Andrea Masi, Luke McLean, Leonardo Sarto, Alberto Sgarbi, Giovambattista Venditti

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