Italy only made 1 change for Saturday’s Six Nations visit by Britain | Instant News


Franco Smith has made one change to his own Italy XV for Saturday Six Nations the finale against English in Rome. Italy were beaten 50-17 by Ireland Last Saturday when they returned to championship action in Dublin.

Despite the massive defeat at Six Nations, coach Smith has opted to minimize the changes in hopes of building consistency in Italy’s election. That means the only change in their initial viewpoint Matteo Minozzi take over for Jayden Hayward as a wing defender.

Minozzi missed Saturday’s fourth round championship match due to his starting form Wasp in them Gallagher Premiership last defeat to Exeter at Twickenham.

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There’s only one change on the bench, Weather in Guglielmo Palazzani came on as a reserve scrum-half to replace Callum Braley of Gloucester

“In Ireland, we saw a glimpse of our game and something positive, but we are aware that we have a lot of work ahead of us,” said Smith. “We are a young team that wants to emerge. We are constantly working to build the right identity. “

ITALY (vs England, Saturday)
15 Matteo MINOZZI (Wasp, 19 closed) *
14 Edoardo PADOVANI (Benetton Rugby, 24 caps) *
13 Luca MORISI (Benetton Rugby, 33 caps) *
12 Carlo CANNA (Zebre Rugby Club, 27 caps)
11 Mattia BELLINI (Zebre Rugby Club, 26 caps)
10 Paolo GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 1 match) *
9 Marcello VIOLI (Zebre Rugby Club, 16 caps) *
8 Jake POLLEDRI (Gloucester Rugby, 17 caps)
7 Blackberry STEYN (Benetton Rugby, 40 caps)
6 Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 26 caps)
5 Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 4 caps) *
4 Marco LAZZARONI (Benetton Rugby, 7 caps) *
3 Giosuè ZILOCCHI (Zebre Rugby Club, 6 caps) *
2 Luca BIGI (Zebre Rugby Club, 28 caps) – captain
1 Danilo FISCHETTI (Zebre Rugby Club, 4 caps) *

Replacement:
16 Gianmarco LUCCHESI (Benetton Rugby, 1 match) *
17 Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 30 caps) *
18 Pietro CECCARELLI (Brive, 10 caps) *
19 David SISI (Zebre Rugby Club, 10 caps)
20 Johan MEYER (5 caps Zebre Rugby Club)
21 Maxime MBANDA ‘(Zebre Rugby Club, 21 caps) *
22 Guglielmo PALAZZANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 39 caps)
23 Federico MORI (Kawasaki Robot Calvisano, 1 cap)

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