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Italy bring in Morisi

13th February 2013 10:15


Luca Morisi with Martin Castrogiovanni

Included: Luca Morisi

Jacques Brunel has made one injury-enforced change to his 30-man squad ahead of Italy's clash with Wales as Luca Morisi replaces Alberto Sgarbi.

Sgarbi suffered an ankle injury in the Azzurri's first round victory over France and therefore missed the game against Scotland last week.

His place is taken by Treviso's 21-year-old back Morisi, who already has two caps for his country.

Italy will be looking to bounce back from that 34-10 defeat to the Scots when they take on the Welsh, who recently beat Les Bleus in Paris.

Italy squad:

Backs: Tommaso Benvenuti, Tobias Botes, Kristopher Burton, Paolo Buso, Gonzalo Canale, Gonzalo Garcia, Edoardo Gori, Tommaso Iannone, Andrea Masi, Luke McLean, Luca Morisi, Luciano Orquera, Giovanbattista Venditti.

Forwards: Roberto Barbieri, Martin Castrogiovanni, Lorenzo Cittadini, Alberto De Marchi, Paul Derbyshire, Simone Favaro, Joshua Furno, Quintin Geldenhuys, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Davide Giazzon, Andrea Lo Cicero, Francesco Minto, Sergio Parisse, Antonio Pavanello, Michele Rizzo, Ratu Manoa Vosawai, Alessandro Zanni.

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