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Italy Autumn Nations Cup Squad 2020

Italy picked up the unwanted ‘Wooden Spoon’ for a fifth straight year in the Six Nations having not won a championship game since 2015. Now they will be hoping for a change in fortunes in the Autumn Nations Cup, which runs from 13 November to 6 December.

Italy started their pool campaign with a defeat at home against Scotland and their second match was cancelled due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Fiji squad, so they have had two weeks to prepare for their final group game against France in Paris.

Then their final match is against the team in the other group – one of England, Georgia, Ireland or Wales – that has the same ranking in their pool table.

Italy Team to Play France – Saturday 28 November

Matteo Minozzi; Jacopo Trulla, Marco Zanon, Carlo Canna, Luca Sperandio; Paolo Garbisi, Marcello Violi; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi (captain), Giosue Zilocchi, Marco Lazzaroni, Niccolo Cannone, Maxime Mbanda, Johan Meyer, Braam Steyn.

Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, Pietro Ceccarelli, Cristian Stoian, Michele Lamaro, Stephen Varney, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.

Italy Team to Play Scotland – Saturday 14 November

Matteo Minozzi; Jacopo Trulla, Marco Zanon, Carlo Canna, Mattia Bellini; Paolo Garbisi, Marcello Violi; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi (captain), Giosue Zilocchi, Marco Lazzaroni, Niccolo Cannone, Seb Negri, Braam Steyn, Jake Polledri.

Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, Pietro Ceccarelli, Johan Meyer, Maxime Mbanda, Stephen Varney, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.

Italy Autumn Nations Cup Squad 2020

Forwards

Luca Bigi
Pietro Ceccarelli
Niccolo Cannone
Simone Ferrari
Danilo Fischetti
Leonardo Ghiraldini
Marco Lazzaroni
Gianmarco Lucchesi
Maxime Mbanda
Johan Meyer
Sebastian Negri
Jake Polledri
Daniele Rimpelli
David Sisi
Abraham Steyn
Nicolae Cristian Stoian
Giosue Zilocchi

Backs 

Tommaso Allan
Mattia Bellini
Carlo Canna
Paolo Garbisi
Matteo Minozzi
Federico Mori
Luca Morisi
Guglielmo Palazzani
Luca Sperandio
Jacopo Trulla
Stephen Varney
Marcello Violi
Marco Zanon

Italy Autumn Nations Cup Fixtures 2020

Dates, kick-off times and TV details for Italy’s four Autumn Nations Cup matches…

Round One

Saturday 14 Nov, Italy 17-28 Scotland Related: Zander Fagerson scores bizarre try as Scotland beat Italy

Round Two

Saturday 21 Nov, Italy v Fiji CANCELLED due to Covid-19 outbreak

Round Three

Saturday 28 Nov, France v Italy, 8.10pm, Stade de France Live on Amazon Prime (UK) & Premier Sports (Republic of Ireland)

Finals Weekend

Saturday 5 Dec/Sunday 6 Dec, Italy v TBD Live on Amazon Prime (UK)

Head here for the full Autumn Nations Cup fixtures list.

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