Brunel names Italy squad for Autumn Internationals

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Jacques Brunel: two new call-ups

Jacques Brunel: two new call-ups

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Italy boss Jacques Brunel has named his 30-man squad for the games against Tonga, New Zealand and Australia.

Italy head coach Jacques Brunel has named his 30-man squad for the forthcoming autumn internationals against Tonga, New Zealand and Australia.

The Azzurri face Tonga in Brescia on November 10 before taking on world champions New Zealand at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on November 17.

They then meet Australia at Florence's Stadio Artemio Franchi on November 24.

Brunel has called up flanker Francesco Minto and wing Tommasso Iannone, both of Treviso, for the first time.

Squad

Forwards: Barbieri (Treviso), Bergamasco (Zebre), Castrogiovanni (Leicester), Cittadini (Treviso), De Marchi (Treviso), Derbyshire (Treviso), Furno (Narbonne), Geldenhuys (Zebre), Ghiraldini (Treviso), Giazzon (Zebre), Lo Cicero (Racing-Metro), Minto (Treviso), Parisse (Stade Francais), Pavanello (Treviso), Rizzo (Treviso), Zanni (Treviso).

Backs: Benvenuti (Treviso), Bergamasco (Racing-Metro), Botes (Treviso), Burton (Treviso), Canale (La Rochelle), Gori (Treviso), Iannone (Treviso), Masi (Wasps), McLean (Treviso), Morisi (Treviso), Orquera (Zebre), Sgarbi (Treviso), Venditti (Zebre).

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