Bortolami recalled by Italy
Gloucester lock named in 30-man training squad
Last Updated: January 7, 2010 1:47pm
Bortolami: Fit again
Former captain Marco Bortolami has been recalled to Italy's training squad for the forthcoming RBS Six Nations.
The Gloucester lock was forced to miss the November Tests after dislocating his shoulder - however he has been named in the 30-man squad after recovering.
Influential full-back Andrea Masi and fly-half Andrea Marcato have also recovered from injury to take part in the sessions, however captain Sergio Parisse will miss the tournament following knee ligament surgery.
Coach Nick Mallett has called up two uncapped players, with Rovigo fly-half Riccardo Bocchino and Parma flanker Francesco Minto given the chance to shine.
Italy kick-off their Six Nations campaign on February 6 when they travel to Dublin to face Ireland.
Italy - Forwards: Matias Aguero (Saracens), Mauro Bergamasco (Stade Français), Marco Bortolami (Gloucester), Martin Castrogiovanni (Leicester), Lorenzo Cittadini (Treviso), Carlo Antonio Del Fava (Viadana), Simone Favaro (Parma), Quintin Geldenhuys (Viadana), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Treviso), Francesco Minto (Parma), Fabio Ongaro (Saracens), Antonio Pavanello (Treviso), Salvatore Perugini (Bayonne), Josh Sole (Viadana), Manoa Vosawai (Parma), Alessandro Zanni (Treviso).
Backs: Mirco Bergamasco (Stade Français), Riccardo Bocchino (Rovigo), Gonzalo Canale (Clermont), Gonzalo Garcia (Treviso), Craig Gower (Bayonne), Andrea Marcato (Treviso), Andrea Masi (Racing Metro), Luke McLean (Treviso), Simon Picone (Treviso), Matteo Pratichetti (Viadana), Kaine Robertson (Viadana), Michele Sepe (Viadana), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso), Tito Tebaldi (Gran Parma).