RBS Six Nations 2013: Italy team to face France

castroJacques Brunel has named the following team to take on France on Sunday. Kick-off is at 13.30 GMT (14.30 local time)

15 Andrea MASI (London Wasps, 72 caps)
14 Giovanbattista VENDITTI (Zebre Rugby, 9 caps)
13 Tommaso BENVENUTI (Benetton Treviso, 23 caps)
12 Alberto SGARBI (Benetton Treviso, 23 caps)
11 Luke MCLEAN (Benetton Treviso, 41 caps)
10 Luciano ORQUERA (Zebre Rugby, 29 caps)
9 Tobias BOTES (Benetton Treviso, 8 caps)

8 Sergio PARISSE (Stade Francais, 91 caps) – captain
7 Simone FAVARO (Benetton Treviso, 16 caps)
6 Alessandro ZANNI (Benetton Treviso, 69 caps)
5 Francesco MINTO (Benetton Treviso, 2 caps)
4 Quintin GELDENHUYS (Zebre Rugby, 33 caps)
3 Martin CASTROGIOVANNI (Leicester Tigers, 91 caps)
2 Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Benetton Treviso, 48 caps)
1 Andrea LO CICERO (Racing-Metro Paris, 98 caps)

Replacements:

16 Davide GIAZZON (Zebre Rugby, 5 caps)
17 Alberto DE MARCHI (Benetton Treviso, 4 caps)
18 Lorenzo CITTADINI (Benetton Treviso, 16 caps)
19 Antonio PAVANELLO (Benetton Treviso, 13 caps)
20 Paul Edward DERBYSHIRE (Benetton Treviso, 16 caps)
21 Edoardo GORI (Benetton Treviso, 19 caps)*
22 Kristopher BURTON (Benetton Treviso, 18 caps)
23 Gonzalo CANALE (La Rochelle, 77 caps)