Italy name squad to face Wales

Italy’s South African coach Nick Mallett named a 24-man squad Tuesday for the Six Nations clash with Wales in Cardiff on February 23.


The only change sees experienced lock Marco Bortolami, who missed Italy’s first two games of the season against Ireland and England, return from a fractured eye socket.


Forwards


Mauro Bergamasco (Stade Francais/FRA), Marco Bortolami (Gloucester/ENG), Martin Castrogiovanni (Leicester/ENG), Carlo Antonio Del Fava (Ulster/IRL), Santiago Dellape (Biarritz/FRA), Carlo Festuccia (Racing Metro Paris/FRA), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Calvisano), Andrea Lo Cicero (Racing Metro Paris/FRA), Carlos Nieto (Gloucester/ENG), Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais/FRA), Salvatore Perugini (Toulouse/FRA), Josh Sole (Viadana), Alessandro Zanni (Calvisano)


Backs


Mirco Bergamasco (Stade Francais/FRA), David Bortolussi (Montpellier/FRA), Gonzalo Canale (Clermont-Auvergne/FRA), Ezio Galon (Overmach Parma), Andrea Marcato (Treviso), Andrea Masi (Biarritz/FRA), Enrico Patrizio (Padova), Simon Picone (Treviso), Kaine Robertson (Viadana), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso), Pietro Travagli (Overmach Parma)


Sapa-AFP – SixNationsweb.co.uk

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