Berbizier rings the changes

Italy coach Pierre Berbizier has made several changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Argentina at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza.

David Bortolussi is preferred to Christopher Burton at full-back, while injured Roland De Marigny is replaced at fly-half by Christopher Burton.

Elsewhere, Robert Barbieri has moved to the flank, Roberto Mandelli and Josh Sole will form a partnership in the second row, and veteran prop Andrea Lo Cicero takes over the captaincy from Marco Bortolami.

Italy: 15 David Bortolussi (Montpellier), 14 Kaine Robertson (Arix Viadana), 13 Allesio Galante (Rolly Gran Parma), 12 Christian Stoica (Montpellier), 11 Matteo Pratichetti (Cammi Calvisano), 10 Chris Burton (Orleans), 9 Pablo Canavosio (Castres), 8 Robert Barbieri (Overmach Cariparma), 7 Roberto Mandelli (Rolly Gran Parma), 6 Josh Sole (Arix Viadana), 5 Valario Bernabo (Cammi Calvisano), 4 Carlo-Antonio Del Fava (Bourgoin), 3 Carlos Nieto (Gloucester), 2 Fabio Ongaro (Saracens), 1 Andrea Lo Cicero (Infinito L’Aquila).
Replacements: 16 Carlo Festuccia (Rolly Gran Parma), 17 Matias Aguero (Arix Viadana), 18 Fabio Staibano (Overmach Cariparma), 19 Antonio Pavanello (Benetton Treviso), 20 Silvio Orlando (Benetton Treviso), 21 Paul Griffen (Cammi Calvisano), 22 Ezio Galon (Overmach Cariparma).

Date: Saturday June 9th, 2007
Time: 14.00 (local)
Venue: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Referee: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand), Phillip Bosch (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Tappe Henning (South Africa)


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