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Italy change three for Rome clash

20th February 2014 13:54


Alessandro Zanni taking it up for Italy in Six Nations

At 6: Alessandro Zanni

Italy have made three changes to their starting line-up that will face Scotland as Angelo Esposito, Robert Barbieri and Alessandro Zanni earn starts.

The trio come in for Tommaso Iannone, Mauro Bergamasco and Francesco Minto respectively, with only Iannone remaining in the matchday 23.

Otherwise it is an unchanged XV while Matias Aguero and Paul Derbyshire make the bench.

Italy, who are winless in the Championship, will be looking for victory over Scotland that would leave their out-of-form visitors zero from three.

Italy: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Leonardo Sarto, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Robert Barbieri, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Joshua Furno, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Alberto De Marchi.
Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Matias Aguero, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Marco Bortolami, 20 Paul Derbyshire, 21 Tobias Botes, 22 Luciano Orquera, 23 Tommaso Iannone.

Date: Saturday, February 22
Kick-off: 14:30 local (13:30 GMT)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Luke Pearce (England)
Television match official: Geoff Warren (England)

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