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I really cannot see Masi as a full back, he is not good a good kicker by any means and he could be sloppy catching balls.
Benvenuti as winger is a bit odd and as Carpelone said he should play outside center all the way. Orquera really needs to stend up and do tackles.
Posted 12:57 11th March 2011
Right, what happened to Sgarbi? He has been playing some decent rugby so far, where has he gone?
Posted 09:55 11th March 2011
Ghiraldini should have been benched a while back, his throwing has been too poor to be made up for by his work rate and ball carrying
Posted 02:07 11th March 2011
What happened to Alberto Sgarbi?
Posted 18:39 10th March 2011
Where's Sgarbi? Why Masi as full-back?
Posted 18:30 10th March 2011
@ Carpelone: Cittadini is unfortunately injured and his Six Nations is over. A pity, since Castrogiovanni could use some rest, since he has played a lot, lately.
Posted 14:36 10th March 2011
It is clearly a second string squad, meaning that the Italian management is already targeting Scotland. It is however important to avoid the repetition of the game against England, please.
@ Nick Mallet
First of all, thank you for having raised the level of the Italian team to a higher level. Italy may not win many games, however the way the other sides approach Italy demonstrate their respect. With a test match fly-half, Italy would be 2 win and 1 lost in this championships.
On Parisse's leadership, he is undoubtedly Italy's best player and one able to make almost any of the top team rooster. Could he even perform better without the burden of captaincy?
I would definitely play Benvenuti at outside center, and I would give a ride to Cittadini.
Posted 13:17 10th March 2011