Four uncapped players in Italy squad for S.Africa

Italy coach Jacques Brunel has named four uncapped players in a 32-man squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa.

Earning their first international call-ups are hooker Andrea Manici, scrum-half Alberto Chillon, wing Leonardo Sarto and fly-half Alberto Di Bernardo.

Simone Favaro, Quintin Geldenhuys and Mirco Bergamasco are all injured and miss out.

Italy play the Springboks in Durban on June 8, Samoa in Nelspruit on June 15 and Scotland in Pretoria on June 22.

Italy squad


Matias Aguero, Martin Castrogiovanni, Lorenzo Cittadini, Alberto De Marchi, Michele Rizzo, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Davide Giazzon, Andrea Manici, Valerio Bernabo, Marco Bortolami, Joshua Furno, Antonio Pavanello, Robert Barbieri, Mauro Bergamasco, Francesco Minto, Sergio Parisse, Manoa Vosawai, Alessandro Zanni


Tobias Botes, Alberto Chillon, Edoardo Gori, Alberto Di Bernardo, Luciano Orquera, Gonzalo Canale, Gonzalo Garcia, Luca Morisi, Alberto Sgarbi, Tommaso Iannone, Andrea Masi, Luke McLean, Leonardo Sarto, Giovanbattista Venditti

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