Jacques Brunel has chosen to ring the changes ahead of Italy’s trip to Dublin this weekend, with captain and talisman Sergio Parisse the biggest casualty of his selection axe.
Robert Barbieri starts in his place, while Luciano Orquera and Tito Tebaldi form a new half-back partnership. Josh Furno is switched to the blindside flank, with Marco Bortolami back in the engine room.
What do you make of the Italy team? Can they beat Ireland?
Italy team to play Ireland:
Luke McLean, Angelo Esposito, Michele Campagnaro, Gonzalo Garcia, Leonardo Sarto, Luciano Orquera, Tito Tebaldi, Alberto de Marchi, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Martin Castrogiovanni, Quintin Geldenhuys, Marco Bortalami, Josh Furno, Paul Derbyshire, Robert Barbieri
Replacements: Davide Giazzon, Michele Rizzo, Lorenzo Cittadini, Antonio Pavanello, Manoa Vosawai, Edoardo Gori, Tommaso Allan, Andrea Masi