Franco Smith, head coach of the Italian team, made official the list of summoned for the concentration that will take place in Rome next Sunday, October 11, with the aim of preparing in the best way for the Six Nations matches against England scheduled for October 24 and 31 in Dublin and Rome respectively .
On Sunday, October 18, the azzurra coaching staff will draw up the list of the 31 players who will continue with the work for the first of the two games, while on October 25, the final squad called up for the match against England will be made official. .
Of the 33 summoned by the coaching staff, seven could debut with the Italian jersey (Gianmarco Lucchesi, Riccardo Favretto, Giovanni Pettinelli, Stephen Varney, Paolo Garbisi, Federico Mori and Jacopo Trulla), six of whom come from the M20 youth team. On the other hand, Ceccarelli and Ferrari return to the front line with Fischetti, Traorè and Zilocchi.
Italy squad for the concentration:
Piloni Pietro Ceccarelli (Brive), Simone Ferrari (Benetton), Danilo Fischetti (Zebre), Cherif Traore (Benetton), Giosuè Zilocchi (Zebre), Tallonatori Luca Bigi (Zebre) Leonardo Ghiraldii (Free, captain), Gianmarco Lucchesi (Benetton) , Niccolò Cannone (Benetton), Riccardo Favretto (Mogliano / Benetton), Marco Lazzaaroni (Benetton), David Sisi (Zebre), Maxime Mnanda ‘(Zebre), Johan Meyer (Zebre), Sebastian Negri da Oleggio (Benetton), Giovanni Pettinelli (Benetton), Jake Polledri (Gloucester), Abraham Steyn (Benetton), Callum Braley (Benetton), Stephen Varney (Gloucester), Marcello Violi (Zebre), Tommaso Allan (Benetton), Carlo Canna (Zebre), Paolo Garbisi (Benetton ), Giulio Bisegi (Zebre), Luca Morisi (Benetton), Marco Zanon (Benetton), Mattia Bellini (Zebre), Jayden Hayward (Benetton), Matteo Minozzi (Wasps), Federico Mori (Calvisano), Edoardo Padovani (Benetton) and Jacopo Trulla (Calvisano). Guest: Montanna Ioane (Benetton).