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Italy make four changes of their own, with 21-year-old Zebre winger Simone Gesi making his debut in place of Edoardo Padovani.

Scrum-half Alessandro Fusco comes in for Stephen Varney to make his first start of this year’s championship, second row Edoardo Iachizzi makes a first Test start in place of Niccolo Cannone and prop Marco Riccioni is preferred to Simone Ferrari.

Replacement prop scrum-half Alessandro Garbisi could make his first Six Nations appearance alongside brother and starting fly-half Paolo should he come on.

Italy: 15-Allan; 14-Bruno, 13-Brex, 12-Menoncello, 11-Gesi; 10-Paolo Garbisi, 9-Fusco; 1-Fischetti, 2-Nicotera, 3-Riccioni, 4-Iachizzi, 5-Ruzza, 6-Negri, 7-Lamaro (capt), 8-Lorenzo Cannone

Replacements: 16-Manfredi, 17-Zani, 18-Ceccarelli, 19-Niccolo Cannone, 20-Pettinelli, 21-Zuliani, 22-Alessandro Garbisi, 23-Morisi

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