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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.

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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.

Check out the full Italy squad below.

Italy team to play France in Six Nations

Ange Capuozzo; Tommaso Menoncello, Juan Ignacio Brex, Federico Mori, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Martin Page-Relo; Danilo Fischetti, Giamarco Nicotera, Giosue Zilocchi, Niccolo Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Riccardo Favretto, Michele Lamaro, Ross Vintcent.

Replacements: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Mirco Spagnolo, Simone Ferrari, Matteo Canali, Andrea Zambonin, Manuel Zuliani, Stephen Varney, Leonardo Marin

Italy team to play Ireland in Six Nations

Ange Capuozzo; Lorenzo Pani, Juan Ignacio Brex, Tommaso Menoncello, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fischetti, Gianmarco Lucchesi, Pietro Ceccarelli, Niccolo Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Alessandro Izekor, Manuel Zulani, Michele Lamaro.

Replacements: Giacomo Nicotera, Mirco Spagnolo, Giosue Zilocchi, Andrea Zambonin, Ross Vintcent, Martin Page-Relo, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori

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

Props
Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 50 caps)
Danilo FISCHETTI (Zebre Parma, 37 caps)
Matteo NOCERA (Zebre Parma, debutant)
Luca RIZZOLI (Zebre Parma, debutant)
Mirco SPAGNOLO (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
Giosuè ZILOCCHI (Benetton Rugby, 18 caps)
Hookers
Gianmarco LUCCHESI (Benetton Rugby, 19 caps)
Marco MANFREDI (Zebre Parma, 3 caps)
Giacomo NICOTERA (Benetton Rugby, 20 caps)
Second rows
Matteo CANALI (Zebre Parma, debutant)
Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 38 caps)
Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 51 caps)
Andrea ZAMBONIN (Zebre Parma, 5 caps)
Back rows
Riccardo FAVRETTO (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)
Alessandro IZEKOR (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 35 caps)
Ross VINTCENT (Exeter Chiefs, 1 cap)
Manuel ZULIANI (Benetton Rugby, 19 caps)
Scrum halves
Alessandro GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)
Martin PAGE-RELO (Lyon, 5 caps)
Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester, 26 caps)
Fly halves
Paolo GARBISI (Montpellier, 31 caps)
Leonardo MARIN (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)
Centres
Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 32 caps)
Tommaso MENONCELLO (Benetton Rugby, 14 caps)
Federico MORI (Bayonne, 15 caps)
Marco ZANON (Benetton Rugby, 16 caps)
Wingers/Fullbacks
Ange CAPUOZZO (Stade Toulousain, 17 caps)
Monty IOANE (Lyon 27 caps)
Simone GESI (Zebre Parma, 1 cap)
Louis LYNAGH (Harlequins, debutant)
Francois MEY (Clermont, debutant)
Lorenzo PANI (Zebre Parma, 7 caps)

Italy Six Nations fixtures and results 2024

Round 1

Sat 3 Feb: Italy 24-27 England, Stadio Olimpico

Round 2

Sun 11 Feb: Ireland 36-0 Italy, Aviva Stadium

Round 3

Sun 25 Feb, France v Italy – Stade Pierre Mauroy, 3pm

Round 4

Sat 9 Mar, Italy v Scotland – Stadio Olympico, 2.15pm

Round 5

Sat 16 Mar, Wales v Italy – Principality Stadium, 2.15pm

Don’t miss a game with our TV coverage guide – and keep up to date with the Italy Six Nations squad changes here.

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