Italy head coach Pierre Berbizier has named his team to play Scotland in the IRB Rugby World Cup Pool C match at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint-Etienne on Saturday 29 September KO 2000 BST. Alessandro Troncon takes the Italy captaincy as Marco Bortolami has failed to recover from injury in time to face Scotland, a big blow to the aspirations of the Azzuri to turn over Scotland and progress to the quarter-finals.
Italy Team V Scotland
Backs: David Bortolussi, Kaine Robertson, Gonzalo Canale, Mirco Bergamasco, Andrea Masi, Ramiro Pez, Alessandro Troncon(C).
Forwards: Salvatore Perugini, Carlo Festuccia, Martin Castrogiovanni, Santiago Dellapè, Carlo Del Fava, Josh Sole, Mauro Bergamasco, Sergio Parisse.
Replacements: Fabio Ongaro, Andrea Lo Cicero, Valerio Bernabò, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Paul Griffen, Roland de Marigny, Ezio Galon.