Italian coach Jacques Brunel today named his squad to take part in the Six Nations tournament.
Flanker Paul Derbyshire, fullback Paolo Buso and centre Gonzalo Garcia and have all been recalled to the Italy squad for their first two games in the Six Nations.
The Azzuri’s first two rounds will be played against France and Scotland.
• 3 February – Italy vs France, Rome.
• 9 February – Scotland vs Italy, Edinburgh.
The squad is as follows:
Forwards: Roberto Barbieri, Martin Castrogiovanni, Lorenzo Cittadini, Alberto De Marchi, Paul Derbyshire, Simone Favaro, Joshua Furno, Quintin Geldenhuys, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Davide Giazzon, Andrea Lo Cicero, Francesco Minto, Sergio Parisse, Antonio Pavanello, Michele Rizzo, Ratu Manoa Vosawai, Alessandro Zanni
Backs: Tommaso Benvenuti, Tobias Botes, Kristopher Burton, Paolo Buso, Gonzalo Canale, Gonzalo Garcia, Edoardo Gori, Tommaso Iannone, Andrea Masi, Luke McLean, Luciano Orquera, Alberto Sgarbi, Giovanbattista Venditti