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Italy to unleash Capuozzo against Wales

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has revealed his team to face Wales in their final Six Nations clash on Saturday.


There are two changes to the starting XV that lost 22-33 to Scotland in Round Four.

Ange Capuozzo, who came off the bench to score two tries against Scotland, has been given the No.15 jersey.

Capuozzo’s promotion means Edoardo Padovani shifts to No.14 wing with Pierre Bruno dropping out of the matchday 23.

The other change is in the pack with Marco Fuser taking over the No.4 jersey from Niccolò Cannone.

Italy: 15 Ange Capuozzo, 14 Edoardo Padovani, 13 Juan Ignacio Brex, 12 Leonardo Marin, 11 Montanna Ioane, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Callum Braley, 8 Toa Halafihi, 7 Michele Lamaro (captain), 6 Giovanni Pettinelli, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Pietro Ceccarelli, 2 Giacomo Nicotera, 1 Danilo Fischetti.
Replacements: 16 Luca Bigi, 17 Ivan Nemer, 18 Giosuè Zilocchi, 19 David Sisi, 20 Niccolò Cannone, 21 Braam Steyn, 22 Alessandro Fusco, 23 Marco Zanon.

Date: Saturday, March 19
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Kick-off: 14.15 (15.15 Italian time; 14.15 GMT)
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Tual Trainini (France)
TMO: Joy Neville (Ireland)


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