Italy name squad for November internationals
October 12, 2012
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has added to fresh faces to his squad for their November dates with Tonga, New Zealand and Australia © Getty Images
Treviso flanker Francesco Minto and winger Tommasso Iannone have been called up to the Italy squad for the first time for their end of year internationals.
The Azzurri face Tonga in Brescia on November 10 before taking on world champions New Zealand at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on November 17.They wrap up their November campaign against Australia at Florence's Stadio Artemio Franchi on November 24.
Forwards: Barbieri (Treviso), Bergamasco (Zebre), Castrogiovanni (Leicester), Cittadini (Treviso), De Marchi (Treviso), Derbyshire (Treviso), Furno (Narbonne), Geldenhuys (Zebre), Ghiraldini (Treviso), Giazzon (Zebre), Lo Cicero (Racing-Metro), Minto (Treviso), Parisse (Stade Francais), Pavanello (Treviso), Rizzo (Treviso), Zanni (Treviso).
Backs: Benvenuti (Treviso), Bergamasco (Racing-Metro), Botes (Treviso), Burton (Treviso), Canale (La Rochelle), Gori (Treviso), Iannone (Treviso), Masi (Wasps), McLean (Treviso), Morisi (Treviso), Orquera (Zebre), Sgarbi (Treviso), Venditti (Zebre).
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