Who has been selected?
Gonzalo Quesada has made six changes to his Italy starting XV to face France in the Six Nations.
The head coach said before the tournament he would start a different scrum-half for the first three matches and he is true to his word. Martin Page-Relo starts against France at nine with the only other change in the backs being Federico Mori coming in at centre. Tommaso Menoncello moves to the wing with Lorenzo Pani dropping out of the team.
In the forwards, Ross Vintcent makes his first start at number eight. There are two changes in the front row with Giamarco Nicotera and Giosue Zilocchi coming in and Riccardo Favretto starts in the back row.
Italy team to play France in Six Nations
Italy team to play Ireland in Six Nations
Italy team to play England in Six Nations
Starting XV: Tommaso Allan, Lorenzo Pani, Juan Ignacio Brex, Tommaso Menoncello, Monty Ioane, Paolo Garbisi, Alessandro Garbisi; Danilo Fischetti, Gianmarco Lucchesi, Pietro Ceccarelli, Niccolo Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Sebastian Negri, Michele Lamaro (captain), Lorenzo Cannone
Replacements: Giacomo Nicotera, Mirco Spagnolo, Giosue Zilocchi, Andrea Zambonin, Edoardo Iachizzi, Manuel Zuliani, Stephen Varney, Federico Mori.
Italy Six Nations Squad 2024
Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 38 caps)
Italy Six Nations fixtures and results 2024
Sat 3 Feb: Italy 24-27 England, Stadio Olimpico
Sun 11 Feb: Ireland 36-0 Italy, Aviva Stadium
Sun 25 Feb, France v Italy – Stade Pierre Mauroy, 3pm
Sat 9 Mar, Italy v Scotland – Stadio Olympico, 2.15pm
Sat 16 Mar, Wales v Italy – Principality Stadium, 2.15pm
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