Italy Team Named For World Cup Warm-Up Clash With Ireland

Azzurri.

Head coach Conor O’Shea has named his Italy team for this weekend’s World Cup warm-up clash with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Dublin-born outhalf Ian McKinley is among the replacements for the Italians, while fullback Mateo Minozzi is set for a return after lengthy injury.

Dean Budd will captain the side from the second row in the absence of Sergio Parisse.

Italy team vs Ireland

15. Edoardo Padovani
14. Angelo Esposito
13. Tomasso Benvenuti
12. Marco Zanon
11. Giulio Besigni
10. Carlo Canna
9. Giuglielmo Palazzani

1. Nicola Quaglio
2. Olivero Fabiani
3. Marco Riccioni
4. Allessandro Zanni
5. Dean Budd (Capt.)
6. Giovanni Licata
7. Maxime Mbanda
8. Jimmy Tuivaiti

Replacements:

16. Federico Zani
17. Andrea Lovotti
18. Simone Ferrari
19. Marco Lazzardni
20. Renato Giammarioli
21. Calum Bradley
22. Ian McKinley
23. Mateo Minozzi