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Rugby, Six Nations 2022: Italy, debut for Bruno against Ireland


Kieran Crowley’s Italy for the third day of the Guinness Six Nations 2022 will take to the field on Sunday, with the kick-off at 4 pm. New Zealand technician made several changes to the XV holder.

The widened triangle sees the confirmations of Padovani at the extreme and Ioane at the wing, while the debut in the Tournament for Pierre Bruno . A new couple also in the center, with Brex joined by Leonardo Marin , making his debut as a starter. However, the median does not change with Garbisi and Varney. News also in the third line, where together with captain Lamaro and Halafihi first starting in the tournament also for Giovanni Pettinelli . Nothing new, however, in the second line with Ruzza and Cannone and the first line that will be formed by Ceccarelli-Lucchesi-Fischetti. Faiva, Nemer, Pasquali, Sisi, Zuliani, Steyn, Fusco and Zanon are on the bench ready to take over after the match.

“We have prepared the next meeting by focusing on the aspects of the game that did not satisfy us in the first two games. We face the next commitment with energy and the desire to improve. It will be a physically tough match against one of the strongest teams in the world, ” said Kieran Crowley.


15 Edoardo PADOVANI (Benetton Rugby, 32 caps)
14 Pierre BRUNO (Zebre Parma, 1 cap)
13 Juan Ignacio BREX (Benetton Rugby, 10 caps)
12 Leonardo MARIN (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
11 Montanna IOANE (Benetton Rugby, 11 caps)
10 Paolo GARBISI (Montpellier, 15 caps)
9 Stephen VARNEY (Gloucester Rugby, 11 caps)
8 Toa HALAFIHI (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
7 Michele LAMARO (Benetton Rugby, 12 caps) – captain
6 Giovanni PETTINELLI (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)
5 Federico RUZZA (Benetton Rugby, 27 caps)
4 Niccolò CANNONE (Benetton Rugby, 17 caps)
3 Pietro CECCARELLI (Brive, 18 caps)
2 Gianmarco LUCCHESI (Benetton Rugby, 10 caps)
1 Danilo FISCHETTI (Zebre Parma, 17 caps)

16 Epalahame FAIVA (Benetton Rugby, 3 caps)
17 Ivan NEMER (Benetton Rugby, 4 caps)
18 Tiziano PASQUALI (Benetton Rugby, 23 caps)
19 David SISI (Zebre Parma, 18 caps)
20 Manuel ZULIANI (Benetton Rugby, 1 cap)
21 Braam STEYN (Benetton Rugby, 47 caps)
22 Alessandro FUSCO (Fiamme Oro Rugby / Zebre Parma, 3 caps)
23 Marco ZANON (Benetton Rugby, 9 caps)