Six Nations: Italy captain Sergio Parisse back to lead side against England

Last Updated: 13/03/14 2:35pm

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Sergio Parisse: Thigh injury kept him out in Ireland

Sergio Parisse: Thigh injury kept him out in Ireland

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Sergio Parisse returns from injury to lead Italy into Saturday's Six Nations game against England in Rome.

The captain has recovered from a thigh problem and is recalled in one of three changes to the side beaten by Ireland last weekend.

Paul Derbyshire makes way for Parisse, who will start at No 8 with Robert Barbieri reverting to flanker.

Both starting props in Dublin miss out as Matias Aguero replaces loosehead Alberto De Marchi and Lorenzo Cittadini comes in for the injured Martin Castrogiovanni.

Derbyshire and De Marchi are on the bench along with uncapped Zebre second row George Biagi.

Italy are without a win heading into the weekend's finale and are yet to beat England.

Italy: McLean, Esposito, Campagnaro, Garcia, Sarto, Orquera, Tebaldi, Aguero, Ghiraldini, Cittadini, Geldenhuys, Bortolami, Furno, Barbieri, Parisse.

Replacements: Giazzon, Rizzo, De Marchi, Biagi, Derbyshire, Gori, Allan, Masi.

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