Here you will find the latest Italy team news and full 33-man squad for the Rugby World Cup 2023

Kieran Crowley has named his Italy Rugby World Cup squad to face the All Blacks, with a few swaps in key positions.

Tommaso Allan returns to 15 and Paolo Garbisi slots in at ten. Dino Lamb switches with Niccolo Cannone in the second row, and Stephen Varney replaces Alessandro Garbisi at nine. The younger Garbisi is out of the squad all together, with Martin Page-Relo on the bench.

Read more: Who are Italy playing at the Rugby World Cup?

Paolo Odogwu is also lying in wait, on the bench. See the full squad below.

Italy team to play New Zealand in Rugby World Cup

Tommaso Allan; Ange Capuozzo, Juan Ignacio Brex, Luca Morisi, Monty Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fischetti, Giacomo Nicotera, Marco Riccioni, Dino Lamb, Federico Ruzza, Seb Negri, Michele Lamaro (captain), Lorenzo Cannone,

Replacements: Hame Faiva, Ivan Nemer, Simone Ferrari, Niccolo Cannone, Manuel Zuliani, Toa Halafihi, Martin Page-Relo, Paolo Odogwu.

Italy Rugby World Cup squad 2023

Check out who made the cut for the Italy Rugby World Cup squad, below – and see the full list of Rugby World Cup fixtures here.
Pietro CECCARELLI (Perpignan, 28 caps)
Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 46 caps)
Danilo FISCHETTI (Zebre Parma, 32 caps)
Ivan NEMER (Benetton Rugby, 12 caps)
Marco RICCIONI (Saracens, 22 caps)
Federico ZANI (Benetton Rugby, 23 caps)
Luca BIGI (Zebre Parma, 47 caps)
Epalahame FAIVA (svincolato, 7 caps)
Giacomo NICOTERA (Benetton Rugby, 14 caps)
Second row
Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 32 caps)
Dino LAMB (Harlequins, 2 caps)
Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 44 caps)
David SISI (Zebre Parma, 28 caps)
Back row
Lorenzo CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)
Toa HALAFIHI (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)
Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 28 caps) – captain
Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 47 caps)
Giovanni PETTINELLI (Benetton Rugby, 13 caps)
Manuel ZULIANI (Benetton Rugby, 12 caps)
Alessandro FUSCO (Zebre Parma, 15 caps)
Alessandro GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)
Martin PAGE-RELO (Lione, 1 cap)
Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester Rugby, 20 caps)
Tommaso ALLAN (Perpignan, 74 caps)
Giacomo DA RE (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
Paolo GARBISI (Montpellier, 26 caps)
Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 25 caps)
Luca MORISI (svincolato, 46 caps)
Back three
Pierre BRUNO (Zebre Parma, 13 caps)
Ange CAPUOZZO (Stade Toulousain, 11 caps)
Montanna IOANE (Lione, 20 caps)
Paolo ODOGWU (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
Lorenzo PANI (Zebre Parma, 3 caps)

Players not considered due to injury: Jake Polledri (Zebre Parma, 20 caps), Edoardo Padovani (Benetton Rugby, 44 caps), Tommaso Menoncello (Benetton Rugby, 12 caps)

Italy Rugby World Cup Pool

Italy have been drawn in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside New Zealand, France, Uruguay and Namibia.

Sat 9 Sept Italy v Namibia  (Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

Sun 24 Sept Italy v Uruguay (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Sat 30 Sept Italy v New Zealand (Ol Stadium, Lyon)

Sat 7 Oct Italy v France (Ol Stadium, Lyon)

The knockout stages will follow the same format as previous years, with teams from Pools A and B then Pools C and D meeting in the quarter-finals. So Wales and England could meet in the last eight, for example.

QF1 – Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D
QF2 – Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
QF3 – Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C
QF4 – Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B

Then the semi-finals will be the Winner of QF1 v Winner QF2 and the Winner QF3 v Winner QF4.

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