Italy rest Sergio Parisse for Ireland
March 6, 2014
Sergio Parisse will sit out Saturday's game © Getty Images
Italy have rested Sergio Parisse ahead of Saturday's game against Ireland.
Parisse has picked up a knock and Robert Barbieri starts in his place at No.8 with Marco Bortolami captaining the side. Bortolami partners Quintin Geldenhuys in the locks with Josh Furno shifted to blindside and Paul Derbyshire at No.7.
In the backs Luciano Orquera replaces Tommaso Allan with Tito Tebaldi coming in for Edoardo Gori. Wasps' Andrea Masi is named on the bench and he could make his first Test appearance since June.
Luke McLean, Angelo Esposito, Michele Campagnaro, Gonzalo Garcia, Leonardo Sarto, Luciano Orquera, Tito Tebaldi, Alberto de Marchi, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Martin Castrogiovanni, Quintin Geldenhuys, Marco Bortalami, Josh Furno, Paul Derbyshire, Robert Barbieri
Replacements: Davide Giazzon, Michele Rizzo, Lorenzo Cittadini, Antonio Pavanello, Manoa Vosawai, Edoardo Gori, Tommaso Allan, Andrea Masi
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