Mallett changes two in Italy squad for Wales

Italy coach Nick Mallett has made two changes to his squad ahead of their next Six Nations test against Wales in two weeks time.


Treviso prop Lorenzo Cittadini comes in for club team-mate Ignacio Rouyet while Racing Metro hooker Carlo Festuccia replaces Aironi’s Fabio Ongaro.


Italy began their Six Nations campaign with a last gasp 13-11 defeat at home to Ireland but were trounced 59-13 by England at Twickenham on Saturday.


Squad:


Forwards


Robert Barbieri (Treviso), Valerio Bernabo (Treviso), Martin Castrogiovanni (Leicester/ENG), Lorenzo Cittadini (Treviso), Carlo Del Fava (Aironi), Santiago Dellape (Racing Metro/FRA), Carlo Festuccia (Racing Metro/FRA), Quintin Geldenhuys (Aironi), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Treviso), Andrea Lo Cicero (Racing Metro/FRA), Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais/FRA – capt), Salvatore Perugini (Aironi), Josh Sole (Aironi), Alessandro Zanni (Treviso)


Backs


Tommaso Benvenuti (Treviso), Mirco Bergamasco (Racing Metro/FRA), Kristopher Burton (Treviso), Gonzalo Canale (Clermont/FRA), Pablo Canavosio (Aironi), Gonzalo Garcia (Treviso), Andrea Masi (Racing Metro/FRA), Luke McLean (Treviso), Luciano Orquera (Brive/FRA), Fabio Semenzato (Treviso), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso)

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