Italy replace Esposito with Favaro in RWC squad

Italy have called Glasgow Warriors wing Simone Favaro into their Rugby World
Cup squad as an injury replacement for Angelo Esposito.

Esposito had his Rugby World Cup hopes dashed by a shoulder injury which has
ruled him out of the tournament.

Esposito, originally part of the 31-man squad named by coach Jacques Brunel
last week, suffered the injury in Italy’s record 48-7 defeat to Scotland last

It was the Italians’ second consecutive defeat to the Scots after a 16-12 reverse
in Turin two weeks ago.

The Italians have been drawn in a tough Pool D with France, Six Nations champions
Ireland, Canada and Romania for the tournament which is being hosted by England
and runs from September 18 to October 31.

Revised Italy World Cup squad:


Matias Aguero (Zebre), Martin Castrogiovanni (Toulon/FRA), Dario Chistolini
(Zebre), Lorenzo Cittadini (Wasps/ENG), Michele Rizzo (Leicester/ENG), Leonardo
Ghiraldini (Leicester/ENG), Davide Giazzon (Treviso), Andrea Manici (Zebre),
Valerio Barnabo (Zebre), Joshua Furno (Newcastle/ENG), Marco Fuser (Treviso),
Quintin Geldenhuys (Zebre), Mauro Bergamasco (Zebre), Francesco Minto (Treviso),
Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais/FRA, capt), Samuela Vunisa (Zebre), Alessandro
Zanni (Treviso)


Carlo Canna (Zebre), Edoardo Gori (Treviso), Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre), Marcello
Violi (Calvisano), Tommaso Allan (Perpignan/FRA), Tommaso Benvenuti (Bristol/ENG),
Michele Campagnaro (Treviso), Simone Favaro (Glasgow Warriors/SCO), Gonzalo
Garcia (Zebre), Andrea Masi (Wasps/ENG), Luke McLean (Sale/ENG), Luca Morisi
(Treviso), Leonardo Sarto (Zebre), Giovanbattista Venditti (Zebre)

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