RBS Six Nations 2012: Italy name side to face Ireland

Jacques Brunel has made four changes to the side that lost to England in Rome a fortnight ago. Alberto Sgarbi, Michele Rizzo, Lorenzo Cittadini and fly-half Tobias Botes come into the side. Botes is a surprise selection give his kicking nightmare against England that cost Italy the game in Rome.

Italy:

15. Andrea Masi, 14. Giovanbattista Vendetti, 13. Tommaso Benvenuti, 12. Alberto Sgarbi, 11. Luke McLean, 10. Tobias Botes, 9. Edoardo Gori, 1. Michele Rizzo, 2. Leonard Ghiraldini, 3. Lorenzo Cittadini, 4. Quintin Geldenhuys, 5. Marco Bortolami, 6. Alessandro Zanni, 7. Robert Barbieri, 8. Sergio Parisse (c)

Replacements:

16. Tommaso D’Apice, 17. Fabio Staibano, 18. Antonio Pavanello, 19. Simone Favaro, 20. Fabio Semenzato, 21. Kristopher Burton, 22. Gonzalo Canale