The Italian coach Kieran Crowleymade the list official summoned players for the Verona rally -scheduled for Sunday January 23rd- which will serve as preparation for the first two matches of the 2022 Six Nations. among the chosen stand out the argentines Juan Ignacio Brex and Ivan Nemer and Sergio Parisse is not present.
For Brex will be his second Six Nations, since he debuted in the 2021 European contest where he started all 5 games for the Azzurro team. For its part, for Ivan Nemer it will be his first experience in the appointment of the greats of the Old Continent. The pillar emerged from Sporting de Mar del Plata and made his debut in the November window where he played 3 games, one of them against Los Pumas.
The Italian calendar in the Six Nations starts with the main course, since they will have to play against France and England in the first two presentations. They will meet the Gauls on Sunday, February 6 at the Stade de France in Paris and on Sunday, February 13, they will host England at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
The coach summoned 33 athletes for the debut in the twenty-third edition of the oldest tournament in the world dedicated to the oval ball. Benetton players predominate in the group with 23 names, while 5 players come from the Zebras and as many play in foreign leagues.
Players summoned from Italy:
backs : Pierre Bruno, Monty Ioane, Tommaso Menoncello, Federico Mori, Edoardo Padovani; John Ignatius Brex, Luca Morisi, Marco Zanon; Giacomo Da Re, Paolo Garbisi, Leonardo Marin; Callum Braley, Alessandro Fusco, Stephen Varney.
forwards: Toa Halafihi, Michele Lamaro (captain), Sebastian Negri, Giovanni Pettinelli, Braam Steyn, Manuel Zuliani; Niccolo Cannone, Marco Fuser, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi; Pietro Ceccarelli, Danilo Fischetti, Ivan Nemer, Tiziano Pasquali, Cherif Traore, Giosue Zilocchi; Epalahame Faiva, Gianmarco Lucchesi, Giacomo Nicotera