Kieran Crowley announced the list of players summoned for the scheduled concentration of the Italian national team between June 21 and 25 in Pergine Valsugana. Presence is highlighted of the Italian-Argentine who was one of the best in the Six Nations 2021 with the azzurra, Juan Ignacio Brex.
Thirty-four players called the meeting that will inaugurate the New Zealand coach’s management, which includes only militant athletes in Italy, including eighteen from Benetton, fourteen from Zebre and two from Calvisano. The captain will be Luca Bigi.
After more than a year of his last call, Federico Zani returns to the azzurro group together with Simone Ferrari, completing the pillars together with Fischetti, Lovotti, Riccioni and Zilocchi, key points in the Six Nations 2021.
“An exciting journey officially begins with this first call. The meeting in Pergine Valsugana represents an opportunity for a first contact with the group, beginning to define the principles and objectives of the work that awaits us and to review some players who have been left out of the national team due to injuries. We will immediately begin working together on the identity of the group in light of the opportunities that await us in the future, ”said Kieran Crowley.
Italy squad for the concentration:
Forwards: Simone Ferrari, Danilo Fischetti, Andrea Lovotti, Marco Riccioni, Federico Zani, Giosuè Zilocchi, Luca Bigi (cap), Gianmarco Lucchesi, Marco Manfredi, Niccolò Cannone, Marco Lazzaroni, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Renato Giammarioli, Michele Lamaro , Maxime Mbanda, Sebastian Negri, Braam Steyn, Callum Braley, Guglielmo Palazzani, Marcello Violi, Carlo Canna, Paolo Garbisi, Mattia Bellini, Tommaso Boni, Juan Ignacio Brex, Montanna Ioane, Federico Mori, Luca Morisi, Edoardo Padovani, Luca Sperandio, Jacopo Trulla and Marco Zanon.