RBS Six Nations 2012: Italy name team to face England in Rome

Italy make two changes to the starting line-up to face England, bringing in Gonzalo Canale at inside centre and former Gloucester captain Marco Bortolami into the second row. There are two additional changes to the bench, with Mauro Bergamasco returning to the 22 along with the uncapped Luca Morisi.


15 Andrea MASI (Aironi Rugby, 65 caps), 14 Giovanbattista VENDITTI (Aironi Rugby, 1 cap), 13 Tommaso BENVENUTI (Benetton Treviso, 13 caps), 12 Gonzalo CANALE (Clermont-Auvergne, 73 caps), 11 Luke MCLEAN (Benetton Treviso, 34 caps), 10 Kristopher BURTON (Benetton Treviso, 10 caps), 9 Edoardo GORI (Benetton Treviso, 10 caps), 8 Sergio PARISSE (Stade Francais, 84 caps) – capitano, 7 Robert BARBIERI (Benetton Treviso, 17 caps), 6 Alessandro ZANNI (Benetton Treviso, 59 caps), 5 Marco BORTOLAMI (Aironi Rugby, 89 caps), 4 Quintin GELDENHUYS (Aironi Rugby, 26 caps), 3 Martin CASTROGIOVANNI (Leicester Tigers, 83 caps), 2 Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Benetton Treviso, 42 caps), 1 Andrea LO CICERO (Racing-Metro Paris, 92 caps)


16 Tommaso D’APICE (Aironi Rugby, 4 caps), 17 Lorenzo CITTADINI (Benetton Treviso, 9 caps), 18 Antonio PAVANELLO (Benetton Treviso, 5 caps), 19 Mauro BERGAMASCO (Aironi Rugby, 88 caps), 20 Fabio SEMENZATO (Benetton Treviso, 9 caps), 21 Tobias BOTES (Benetton Treviso, 1 cap), 22 Luca MORISI (BancaMonteParma Crociati, uncapped)

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