Danilo Fischetti and Luca Morisi will continue their starting berths for Kieran Crowley’s Italian national side when Australia visit Florence this weekend.
The match, Italy’s second of the Autumn Nations Series, will kick off at 1pm this Saturday (12th), and will be streamed live on Amazon Prime Sport.
The Azzurri got off to the best start possible, with a dominant six try showing against Samoa to finish up 49-17 in favour of Italy as Fischetti played 56 minutes, whilst Morisi played out the first 50.
Irish’s new Italian contingent earned their 23rd and 37th respective caps in the win over former Exile Seilala Mapusua’s Manu Samoa side. Stats?
They take on an Australia side team reeling from a narrow defeat in Paris, coming out second best to France after a late Damian Penaud try to finish 30-29.
Best of luck, guys!
Italy team to face Australia:
15 Ange CAPUOZZO (Stade Toulousain, 5 caps)
14 Pierre BRUNO (Zebre Parma, 5 caps)
13 Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 16 caps)
12 Luca MORISI (London Irish, 37 caps)
11 Montanna IOANE (Melbourne Rebels, 15 caps)
10 Paolo GARBISI (Montpellier, 21 caps)
9 Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester Rugby, 13 caps)
8 Lorenzo CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)
7 Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 19 caps) – capitano
6 Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 38 caps)
5 Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 34 caps)
4 Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 23 caps)
3 Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 38 caps)
2 Gianmarco LUCCHESI (Benetton Rugby, 15 caps)
1 Danilo FISCHETTI (London Irish, 23 caps)
16 Giacomo NICOTERA (Benetton Rugby, 5 caps)
17 Ivan NEMER (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)
18 Pietro CECCARELLI (CA Brive, 22 caps)
19 David SISI (Zebre Parma, 25 caps)
20 Toa HALAFIHI (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)
21 Alessandro GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
22 Tommaso ALLAN (Harlequins, 64 caps)
23 Tommaso MENONCELLO (Benetton Rugby, 4 caps)