Mallet stands by his team

Italy coach Nick Mallett has made just one change to the starting XV that lost to Ireland to play England in Sunday’s Six Nations rugby union international at the Stadio Flaminio.


Mallett has resisted making wholesale changes after the team’s 16-11 loss to the Irish last weekend, Ezio Galon coming in for the injured Pablo Canavosio on the wing, with Alberto Sgarbi taking Galon’s place on the bench.


Other changes among the replacements include forwards Carlos Nieto, who missed the Ireland match because of the death of his father, and Simon Picone coming in for Lorenzo Cittadini and Tommaso Reato.


Italy (15-1) David Bortolussi; Kaine Robertson, Gonzalo Canale, Mirco Bergamasco, Ezio Galon; Andrea Masi, Pietro Travagli; Sergio Parisse (capt), Mauro Bergamasco, Josh Sole; Carlo Antonio Del Fava, Santiago Dellape; Martin Castrogiovanni, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Andrea Lo Cicero


Replacements: Carlo Festuccia, Salvatore Perugini, Carlos Nieto, Alessandro Zanni, Simon Picone, Andrea Marcato, Alberto Sgarbi


Sapa-AFP  SixNationsweb.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close