A pair of late Tommaso Allan penalties proved vital for Italy as, unlike in the first Test, Japan's second-half surge could not ea…
Carlo Canna will start at fly-half against France on Saturday as Italy look to claim their first win of the 2017 Six Nations.
Italy have named a 31-man squad to face France in the Six Nations, but there is no place for injured fly-half Tommaso Allan.
Conor O'Shea has reacted to Italy's humiliating 63-10 thrashing by Ireland by making four changes to the side to face England.
Zebre claimed bragging rights in the Italian derby with a 24-15 victory over Benetton in the Guinness Pro14.
Wales-born Stephen Varney made appearances off the Italy bench in Nations Cup games against Scotland and France last month.
Australian wing Monty Ioane grabbed a brace of tries as Benetton claimed a 16-9 Guinness Pro14 win at Zebre.
The increase in the size of rugby players over the past thirty years is plain to see, and something that is substantial.