Italy Team v Scotland

Italy have announced an unchanged starting XV for the Six Nations match with Scotland at the Stadio Flaminio on Saturday 27 February KO 14:30 GMT.

The Italians go into the match looking to get their campaign up and running after defeats to Ireland and England in their two opening games, whilst Scotland though away will also be looking for a first win.

Nick Mallett makes just one change on the bench with lock Carlo Antonio Del Fava back from injury. Del Fava missed the England match with a knee problem and will sit on the bench this weekend in place of Valerio Bernabo, who has dropped out of the matchday squad.

Carlo Antonio Del Fava
Carlo Antonio Del Fava

Team

15 Luke McLean, 14 Andrea Masi, 13 Gonzalo Canale, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Mirco Bergamasco, 10 Craig Gower, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Alessandro Zanni, 7 Mauro Bergamasco, 6 Josh Sole, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (captain), 1 Salvatore Perugini.
Replacements: 16 Fabio Ongaro, 17 Matias Aguero, 18 Carlo Antonio Del Fava, 19 Paul Derbyshire, 20 Pablo Canavosio, 21 Riccardo Bocchino, 22 Kaine Roberston.

Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
Assistant referees: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland), Tim Hayes (Wales)
Television match official: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)
Assessor: Jim Fleming (Scotland)