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Italy mix things up for Loftus

20th June 2013 14:35

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Scotland v Italy Tobias Botes

Starting: Tobias Botes

Italy have made several changes to their line-up that will face Scotland in their final fixture of the four-nation international tournament at Loftus.

Coming into the line-up is Leonard Sarto, Lucas Morisi, Alberto Sgarbi, Alberto Di Bernardo, Tobias Botes, Robert Barbieri, Joshua Furno, Leandro Cedaro, Davide Giazzon and Matias Aguero.

The Azzurri have lost both their games this June, the first 44-10 to the Springboks before going down 39-10 to Samoa last weekend in Nelspruit.

Scotland comfortably overcame Italy 34-10 in their recent Six Nations meeting at Murrayfield.

Italy: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Luca Morisi, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti, 10 Alberto Di Bernardo, 9 Tobias Botes, 8 Sergio Parisse (capt), 7 Robert Barbieri, 6 Joshua Furno, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Leandro Cedaro, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Davide Giazzon, 1 Matias Aguero.
Replacements: 16 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 17 Alberto De Marchi, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Antonio Pavanello, 20 Alessandro Zanni, 21 Alberto Chillon, 22 Gonzalo Canale, 23 Luke McLean.

Date: Saturday, June 22
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 14.15 local (13:15 BST, 12:15 GMT)
Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Nigel Hennessy (Wales), Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)
Assessor: Nigel Williams

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