Italy’s head coach Franco Smith repeats the confidence in the Argentine center Juan Ignacio Brex since it appears in the list of summoned to face the difficult duel against Wales for the fourth round of the Six Nations, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
Brex was a starter in all three games of the current Six Nations, in which Italy still could not win and is last. The next rival is Wales, who is pointer and in tune after beating England and scoring 40 points against Eddie Jones’ tough team.
Pillars: Pietro CECCARELLI (Brive, 14 caps), Danilo FISCHETTI (Zebre Rugby Club, 10 matches), Andrea LOVOTTI (Zebre Rugby Club, 45 matches), Marco RICCIONI (Benetton Rugby, 10 matches), Daniele RIMPELLI (Zebre Rugby Club, 1 cap), Giosuè ZILOCCHI (Zebre Rugby Club, 12 matches).
Hookers: Luca BIGI (Zebre Rugby Club, 35 matches) – captain, Gianmarco LUCCHESI (Benetton Rugby, 5 matches), Marco MANFREDI (Zebre Rugby Club, possible debut)
Second lines: Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 11 games), Riccardo FAVRETTO (Mogliano Rugby 1969, possible debut), Marco LAZZARONI (Benetton Rugby, 14 games), David SISI (Zebre Rugby Club, 14 games)
Third lines Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 4 matches), Maxime MBANDA ‘(Zebre Rugby Club, 26 matches), Johan MEYER (Zebre Rugby Club, 11 matches), Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 30 matches), Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby , 21 times international),
Scrum Media Callum BRALEY (Benetton Rugby, 10 matches), Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester Rugby, 5 matches), Marcello VIOLI (Zebre Rugby Club, 19 matches)
Opening Tommaso ALLAN (Benetton Rugby, 61 games), Carlo CANNA (Zebre Rugby Club, 50 games), Paolo GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 8 games)
Crosses / Wings / Wingers: Mattia BELLINI (Zebre Rugby Club, 29 games), Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 3 games), Montanna IOANE (Benetton Rugby, 4 games), Federico MORI (Kawasaki Robot Calvisano, 7 caps), Edoardo PADOVANI (Benetton Rugby, 26 caps), Luca SPERANDIO (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps), Jacopo TRULLA (Kawasaki Robot Calvisano, 6 capsules), Marco ZANON (Benetton Rugby, 5 matches),
Guest: Andrea ZAMBONIN (Kawasaki Robot Calvisano, no international matches), member of the FIR Ivan Francescato academy