Italy team to play France

italyJacques Brunel has made five changes to his Italy side to take on France this weekend.

In the backs, Gonzalo Garcia starts at 12 instead of Alberto Sgarbi, while Tommaso Iannone comes in on the wing for Angelo Esposito.

Francesco Minto starts in the back row in place of Alessandro Zanni, who broke his nose last weekend and is on the bench. In the tight five, Josh Furno starts at lock in place of Marco Bortolami, while Alberto de Marchi takes over from Michele Rizzo at loosehead prop.

Italy team to play France:

15 Luke McLean, 14 Tommaso Iannone, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Leonardo Sarto, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Mauro Bergamasco, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Joshua Furno, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Alberto De Marchi.

Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Marco Bortolami, 20 Alessandro Zanni, 21 Tobias Botes, 22 Luciano Orquera, 23 .