International round-up - Matteo Minozzi starts for Italy

Date: 30 Jan 2020

Wasps full-back Matteo Minozzi will start for Italy against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. 

Minozzi is in line to win his 17th cap as the two sides go head to head at 3:15pm at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, live on BBC television. 

Italy team to face Wales: 
15 Matteo Minozzi (Wasps Rugby, 16 caps) 
14 Leonardo Sarto (Benetton Rugby 34 caps)
13 Luca Morisi (Benetton Rugby, 29 caps) 
12 Carlo Canna (Zebre Rugby Club, 39 caps)
11 Mattia Bellini (Zebre Rugby Club, 22 caps)
10 Tommaso Allan (Benetton Rugby, 54 caps)
9 Callum Braley (Gloucester Rugby, 5 caps)
8 Abraham Steyn (Benetton Rugby, 36 caps)
7 Sebastian Negri (Benetton Rugby, 22 caps)
6 Jake Polledri (Gloucester Rugby, 13 caps)
5 Niccolò Cannone (Argos Petrarca Rugby / Benetton Rugby, rookie) 
4 Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Rugby, 117 caps)
3 Giosuè Zilocchi (Zebre Rugby Club, 2 caps) 
2 Luca Bigi (Zebre Rugby Club, 24 caps) - captain
1 Andrea Lovotti (Zebre Rugby Club, 40 caps) 
 
Replacements:
16 Federico Zani (Benetton Rugby 13 caps)
17 Danilo Fischetti (Zebre Rugby Club, rookie) 
18 Marco Riccioni (Benetton Rugby, 7 caps) 
19 Dean Budd (Benetton Rugby, 26 caps)
20 Marco Lazzaroni (Benetton Rugby, 4 caps) 
21 Giovanni Licata (Zebre Rugby Club, 8 caps) 
22 Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre Rugby Club, 36 caps)
23 Jayden Hayward (Benetton Rugby, 23 caps)