Johnstone confirms Italian winners
February 9, 2000
Coach Brad Johnstone has named Italy's squad to travel to Cardiff next week.
There are two changes to the team that beat Scotland last Saturday in Rome. Try scorer prop Giampiero De Carli has asked not to be included in the squad for family problems and has been replaced by Moreno from French club Agen. Also missing will be centre Manuel Dallan, due to injury, replaced by uncapped Viadana winger Juan Francesio. Also in the squad travelling to Wales is lock Laurent Travini form Dax.
Italy: Alessandro Troncon (Montferrand, Diego Dominguez (Stade Francais), Massimo Cuttitta, Giuseppe Lanzi (Calvisano), Tino Paoletti (Piacenza) Carlo Orlandi, Massimo Giovanelli, Andrea Scanavacca (Rovigo), Alessandro Moscardi, Carlo Checchinato, Andrea Gritti, Wim Visser, Denis Dallan (Treviso), Mauro Bergamasco (Petrarca), Matteo Mazzantini (L'Aquila), Aaron Persico, Juan Francesio (Viadana), Cristian Stoica, Matthew Pini (Narbonne), Marco Rivaro (London Irish), Luca Martin (Bègles-Bordeaux), Laurent Travini (Dax) Alessandro Moreno
"This team deserves to be recognised as the greatest of all time." Huw Richards looks at Gareth Edwards' final match for Wales
The two leading contenders for the best modern open-side flanker go head to head in Paris on Saturday. John Taylor assesses the tale of the tape
Move over, Castro - from falling off a chair to stepping off the team bus, Scrum Sevens recounts some of the strangest rugby injuries ever
Martin Gillingham on the latest from France and why the national side can learn a thing or two from Top 14 side Bordeaux Begles