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Italy make two changes in team for Scotland

By Sam Smith
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Franco Smith has named his Italian side to finish out their Guinness Six Nations campaign


It will be the 33rd meeting between the two sides, with Italy chasing their first win in 32 attempts in the competition.

20-year-old centre Federico Mori and fullback Edoardo Padovani replace Carlo Canna and Jacopo Trulla respectively.

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15 Edoardo Padovani (Benetton Rugby, 27 Caps)*
14 Mattia Bellini (Zebre Rugby Club, 30 Caps)
13 Juan Ignacio Brex (Benetton Rugby, 4 Caps)
12 Federico Mori (Kawasaki Robot Calvisano, 8 Caps)*
11 Montanna Ioane (Benetton Rugby, 5 Caps)
10 Paolo Garbisi (Benetton Rugby, 9 Caps)*
9 Stephen Varney (Gloucester Rugby, 6 Caps)
8 Michele Lamaro (Benetton Rugby, 6 Caps)*
7 Johan Meyer (Zebre Rugby Club, 13 Caps)
6 Sebastian Negri (Benetton Rugby, 32 Caps)
5 Federico Ruzza (Benetton Rugby, 21 Caps)*
4 Niccolò Cannone (Benetton Rugby, 12 Caps)*
3 Marco Riccioni (Benetton Rugby, 14 Caps)*
2 Luca Bigi (Zebre Rugby Club, 36 Caps) – Capitano
1 Danilo Fischetti (Zebre Rugby Club, 11 Caps)*

16 Gianmarco Lucchesi (Benetton Rugby, 5 Caps)*
17 Andrea Lovotti (Zebre Rugby Club, 46 Caps)*
18 Giosuè Zilocchi (Zebre Rugby Club, 14 Caps)*
19 Riccardo Favretto (Mogliano Rugby 1969, Esordiente)
20 Maxime Mbanda’ (Zebre Rugby Club, 28 Caps)*
21 Marcello Violi (Zebre Rugby Club, 20 Caps)*
22 Carlo Canna (Zebre Rugby Club, 51 Caps)
23 Marco Zanon (Benetton Rugby, 5 Caps)*


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Italy make two changes in team for Scotland