With Franco Smith taking over an interim head-coach, Italy will be trying to avoid another wooden-spoon.

Italy Six Nations Squad 2020

Conor O’Shea has resigned from the Italian head-coaching role and will be replaced on an interim basis by Franco Smith during the 2020 Six Nations.

Smith is a former South Africa international and had coaching roles at a variety of levels before getting appointed. for example he coached at Treviso for a number of years before taking over the Cheetahs and then worked as an assistant coach for the Springboks under Alister Coetzee.

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Italy Team to face Ireland – Saturday 7th March

The match has been postponed because of the coronavirus.

Italy Team to face Scotland – Saturday 22nd February

J Hayward; M Bellini, L Morisi, C Canna, M Minozzi; T Allan, C Braley; A Lovotti, L Bigi, G Zilocchi, A Zanni, N Cannone, J Polledri, S Negri, A Steyn.

Replacements: F Zani, D Fischetti, M Riccioni, M Lazzaroni, D Budd, G Licata, G Palazzani, G Bisegni.

Italy Team to face France – Sunday 8th February

J Hayward; M Bellini, L Morisi, C Canna, M Minozzi; T Allan, C Braley; A Lovotti, L Bigi, G Zilocchi, A Zanni, N Cannone, J Polledri, S Negri, A Steyn.

Replacements: F Zani, D Fischetti, M Riccioni, D Budd, F Ruzza, G Licata, G Palazzani, G Bisegni.

Italy Team to face Wales – Saturday 1st February

M Minozzi, L Sarto, L Morisi, C Canna, M Bellini, T Allan, C Braley, A Lovotti, L Bigi, G Zilocchi, A Zanni, N Cannone, J Polledri, S Negri, A Steyn

Replacements: F Zeni, D Fischetti, M Riccioni, M Lazzaroni, D Budd, G Licata, G Palazzani, J Hayward

Italy Six Nations Squad 2020

Franco Smith has named his squad for the 2020 tournament. The players with a star are uncapped.

Forwards (19)

Luca Bigi
Dean Budd
Niccolò Cannone*
Pietro Ceccarelli
Oliviero Fabiani
Danilo Fischetti*
Marco Lazzaroni
Giovanni Licata
Andrea Lovotti
Johan Meyer
Sebastian Negri
Jake Polledri
Marco Riccioni
Federico Ruzza
David Sisi
Abraham Steyn
Federico Zani
Alessandro Zanni
Giosuè Zilocchi

Backs (16)

Tomasso Allan
Mattia Bellini
Tommaso Benvenuti
Michelangelo Biondelli
Giulio Bisegni
Tommaso Boni
Callum Braley
Carlo Canna
Jayden Hayward
Matteo Minozzi
Luca Morisi
Edoardo Padovani
Guglielmo Palazzani
Leonardo Sarto
Alberto Sgarbi
Marcello Violi

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Italy Six Nations Fixtures 2020

(All kick-off times are GMT)

RESCHEDULED MATCHES

Round 4

Sat 24 October, Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium, kick-off TBC

Round 5

Sat 31 October, Wales v Scotland, venue TBC, 2.15pm
Sat 31 October, Italy v England, Stadio Olimpico, 4.45pm
Sat 31 October, France v Ireland, Stade de France, 8pm

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