Mallett’s Italy flyhalf goes for a Burton

Kristopher Burton of Cavalieri Prato has replaced Brive’s Luciano Orquera in the Italy squad meeting for a training camp prior to next month’s internationals against New Zealand and world champions South Africa.

The 32-man squad will meet from November 1-5 before being trimmed ahead of three international matches against the All Blacks in Milan on November 14, South Africa in Udine a week later and Samoa in Reggio Emilia on November 28.

Fly-half Burton has four caps to his name and was named on the bench for both of Italy’s matches against Australia in June this year.

Full squad:

Forwards (18):

Matias Aguero (Saracens/ENG), Martin Castrogiovanni (Leicester/ENG), Lorenzo Cittadini (Treviso), Carlo Antonio Del Fava (Viadana), Paul Derbyshire (Padova), Simone Favaro (Parma), Carlo Festuccia (Racing Metro/FRA), Quintin Geldenhuys (Viadana), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Treviso), Francesco Minto (Parma), Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais/FRA – capt), Antonio Pavanello (Treviso), Salvatore Perugini (Bayonne/FRA), Tommaso Reato (Rovigo), Ignacio Rouyet (Treviso), Josh Sole (Viadana), Manoa Vosawai (Parma), Alessandro Zanni (Treviso).

Backs (14):

Tommaso Benvenuti (Treviso), Mirco Bergamasco (Stade Francais/FRA), Kristopher Burton (Cavalieri Prato), Gonzalo Canale (Clermont/FRA), Gonzalo Garcia (Treviso), Craig Gower (Bayonne/FRA), Luke McLean (Treviso), Matteo Pratichetti (Viadana), Kaine Robertson (Viadana), Fabio Semenzato (Treviso), Michele Sepe (Viadana), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso), Tito Tebaldi (Gran Parma), Giovanbattista Venditti (Gran Parma).






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