Campagnaro to take on Wales

Date: 7 Feb 2019


Michele Campagnaro will start at outside centre for Italy against Wales in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday (kick-off 5.45pm).

The Wasps centre gets set for his 40th international appearance as he prepares to go head-to-head with Wasps teammate Thomas Young, who starts for Wales at openside flanker.

There are two changes to the Italy side which faced Scotland last weekend, with the inclusion of Edoardo Padovani and Nicola Quaglio, replacing Tommaso Costello and Andrea Lovotti.

Italy
15 Jayden HAYWARD (Benetton Rugby, 13caps)
14 Edoardo PADOVANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 16caps)*
13 Michele CAMPAGNARO (Wasps, 39 caps)*
12 Luca MORISI (Benetton Rugby, 21 caps)*
11 Angelo ESPOSITO (Benetton Rugby, 16caps)
10 Tommaso ALLAN (Benetton Rugby, 44 caps)
9 Guglielmo PALAZZANI (Zebre Rugby Club, 29 caps)
8 Sergio PARISSE (Stade Francais, 135caps) (c)
7 Abraham Jurgens STEYN (Benetton Rugby, 26caps)
6 Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton Rugby, 13 caps)
5 Dean BUDD (Benetton Rugby, 17 caps)
4 David SISI (Zebre Rugby Club, 1 cap)
3 Simone FERRARI (Benetton Rugby, 18caps)
2 Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Stade Toulousian, 100 caps)
1 Nicola QUAGLIO (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)*

Replacements
16 Luca BIGI (Benetton Rugby, 16 caps)
17 Cherif TRAORE' (Benetton Rugby, 6caps)*
18 Tiziano PASQUALI (Benetton Rugby, 14caps)
19 Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 8 caps)*
20 Marco BARBINI (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
21 Edoardo GORI (Benetton Rugby, 68 caps)*
22 Ian MCKINLEY (Benetton Rugby, 5 caps)
23 Tommaso BENVENUTI (Benetton Rugby, 56caps)*