Six Nations, Crowley names 34 for Ireland

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Crowley’s call-ups for Ireland

The coaching staff of the Italian National Rugby team led by Kieran Crowley has made official the list of players called up for the third Guinness Six Nations 2023 match scheduled against Ireland at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday, February 25 at 3:15 p.m., a match that will be broadcast live on Sky Sport Uno and TV8.

The Azzurri will meet in Verona late afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 16, with training scheduled at the Payanini Center starting Friday, Feb. 17. Italy – which will be able to count on the full group starting Sunday, Feb. 19 with the returns of players released to clubs for the upcoming weekend of competitions – will remain in the city of Verona until Wednesday, Feb. 22 before moving to Rome in the afternoon of the same day.

The only new addition to the roster is the presence of Giovanni Montemauri – initially invited to the previous two rallies – who earns his first call-up to the major national team.

This is Italy’s schedule for the Guinness Six Nations 2023:

Day 1 – 05.02.23 – Rome, Stadio Olimpico – 4 p.m.
Italy v France 24-29 (1-5)

Day II – 12.02.23 – London, Twickenham Stadium – 3 p.m. local time (4 p.m. Italian time)
England v Italy 31-14 (5-0)

Day III – 25.02.23 – Rome, Stadio Olimpico – 3:15 p.m.
Italy v Ireland

Day IV – 11.03.23 – Rome, Stadio Olimpico – 3:15 p.m.
Italy v Wales

Day V – 03/18/23 – Edinburgh, Murrayfield – 12:30 p.m. local (1:30 p.m. Italian)
Scotland v Italy

This is the list of summoned athletes:


Pietro CECCARELLI (Brive, 25 caps)
Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 42 caps)
Danilo FISCHETTI (London Irish, 27 caps)
Marco RICCIONI (Saracens Rugby, 18 caps)
Luca RIZZOLI (Zebre Parma, rookie)
Federico ZANI (Benetton Rugby, 18 caps)


Luca BIGI (Zebre Parma 44 caps)
Marco MANFREDI (Zebre Parma, rookie)
Giacomo NICOTERA (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)

Second Lines

Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 27 caps)
Riccardo FAVRETTO (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)
Edoardo IACHIZZI (Vannes, 2 caps)
Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 38 caps)
Andrea ZAMBONIN (Zebre Parma, 2 caps)

Third Lines

Lorenzo CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 5 caps)
Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 23 caps) – captain
Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 42 caps)
Giovanni PETTINELLI (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)
Jake POLLEDRI (Gloucester Rugby, 20 caps)
Manuel ZULIANI (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)


Alessandro FUSCO (Zebre Parma, 7 caps)
Alessandro GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)
Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester Rugby, 18 caps)

Opening Mids.

Tommaso ALLAN (Harlequins, 68 caps)
Giacomo DA RE (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)
Paolo GARBISI (Montpellier, 21 caps)


Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 20 caps)
Enrico LUCCHIN (Zebre Parma, 1 cap)
Tommaso MENONCELLO (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)
Luca MORISI (London Irish, 41 caps)


Pierre BRUNO (Zebre Parma, 9 caps)
Ange CAPUOZZO (Stade Toulousain, 9 caps)
Giovanni MONTEMAURI (FEMI-CZ Rovigo, rookie)
Edoardo PADOVANI (Benetton Rugby, 42 caps)


Giovanni MONTEMAURI (FEMI-CZ Rovigo, rookie)

Athletes not considered due to injury: Toa Halafihi (Benetton Rugby), Gianmarco Lucchesi (Benetton Rugby), Leonardo Marin (Benetton Rugby), David Sisi (Zebre Parma), Marco Fuser (Massy)

Unavailable: Montanna Ioane (Melbourne Rebels)

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