Italrugby, the thirty-three summoned for Wales and Scotland

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The technical staff of the Italian Men’s National Rugby Team led by Kieran Crowley has summoned thirty-three athletes for the Verona meeting – scheduled starting Thursday, March 2 – in preparation for the last two matches of the Guinness Six Nations 2023 against Wales and Scotland respectively scheduled for March 11 at 3:15 p.m. at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and March 18 at Murrayfield at 12:30 p.m. local time (1:30 p.m. Italian time) that will close the tournament. Both matches will be broadcast on Sky Sport One and TV8.

Confirmed the group of athletes summoned in the first three days of the tournament with the novelty of the presence of Martin Page-Relo, scrum-half class 1999 in force at Stade Toulousain and convocable for Italy under World Rgby’s Regulation No. 8 (maternal grandparents born in Italy) at the first call-up with the Italian Men’s National Rugby Team.

Part of the group will meet in the afternoon of Thursday, March 2, in Verona, while at the end of the commitments with their respective clubs the whole squad will be at the disposal of the Azzurri staff starting from the first training scheduled on Monday, March 6.

This is the list of summoned athletes:

Pietro CECCARELLI (Brive, 25 caps)
Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 43 caps)
Danilo FISCHETTI (London Irish, 28 caps)
Marco RICCIONI (Saracens Rugby, 19 caps)
Luca RIZZOLI (Zebre Parma, rookie)
Federico ZANI (Benetton Rugby, 19 caps)

Luca BIGI (Zebre Parma 45 caps)
Marco MANFREDI (Zebre Parma, rookie)
Giacomo NICOTERA (Benetton Rugby, 10 caps)

Second Lines
Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 28 caps)
Riccardo FAVRETTO (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)
Edoardo IACHIZZI (Vannes, 3 caps)
Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 39 caps)
Andrea ZAMBONIN (Zebre Parma, 2 caps)

Third Lines
Lorenzo CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)
Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 24 caps) – captain
Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 43 caps)
Giovanni PETTINELLI (Benetton Rugby, 10 caps)
Manuel ZULIANI (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)

Alessandro FUSCO (Zebre Parma, 8 caps)
Alessandro GARBISI (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)
Martin PAGE-RELO (Stade Toulousain, rookie)
Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester Rugby, 19 caps)

Opening Mids.
Tommaso ALLAN (Harlequins, 69 caps)
Giacomo DA RE (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)
Paolo GARBISI (Montpellier, 22 caps)

Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 21 caps)
Enrico LUCCHIN (Zebre Parma, 1 cap)
Tommaso MENONCELLO (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)
Luca MORISI (London Irish, 42 caps)

Pierre BRUNO (Zebre Parma, 10 caps)
Ange CAPUOZZO (Stade Toulousain, 10 caps)
Edoardo PADOVANI (Benetton Rugby, 43 caps)

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