Portugal head coach Tomaz Morais has announced his team to play Italy in their IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match at Parc des Princes, Paris on Wednesday. Jose Pinto is reinstated at scrum-half and the side will be looking to reduce the deficit against an Italian side which has not looked to be firing on all cylinders to-date.
Portugal Team V Italy
Backs: Pedro Cabral, David Mateus, Federico Sousa, Diogo Mateus, Antonio Aguilar, Duarte Cardoso Pinto, Jose Pinto
Forwards: Rui Cordeiro, Joao Correia, Ruben Spachuck, David Penalva, Goncalo Uva, Tiago Girao, Joao Uva, Vasco Uva(c).
Replacements: Juan Manuel Mure, Andre Silva, Duarte Figueiredo, Paulo Murinello, Luis Pissarra, Diogo Gama, Goncalo Foro