Six Nations 2013: Italy team to face Ireland


Jacques Brunel has named his team to face Ireland on Saturday, with the biggest news being the absence of Martin Castrogiovanni through injury. The game kicks off at 14.30 GMT.

15 Andrea Masi (London Wasps)
14 Giovanbattista Venditti (Zebre Rugby)
13 Gonzalo Canale (Stade Rochelais)
12 Gonzalo Garcia (Zebre Rugby)
11 Luke Mclean (Benetton Treviso)
10 Luciano Orquera (Zebre Rugby)
9 Edoardo Gori (Benetton Treviso)

8 Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais)
7 Simone Favaro (Benetton Treviso)
6 Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Treviso)
5 Joshua Furno (Narbonne)
4 Quintin Geldenhuys (Zebre Rugby)
3 Lorenzo Cittadini (Benetton Treviso)
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (Benetton Treviso)
1 Andrea Lo Cicero (Racing-Metro Paris)

16 Davide Giazzon (Zebre Rugby)
17 Michele Rizzo (Benetton Treviso)
18 Alberto De Marchi (Benetton Treviso)
19 Antonio Pavanello (Benetton Treviso)
20 Francesco Minto (Benetton Treviso)
21 Paul Derbyshire (Benetton Treviso)
22 Tobias Botes (Benetton Treviso)
23 Tommaso Benvenuti (Benetton Treviso)