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Italian squad announced

Guinness PRO12 Editor

25 Oct 2010

Magners League based players have made up the majority of Nick Mallett’s Italy squad for the Azzurri’s training camp ahead of the autumn internationals.

20 players from Benetton Treviso and Aironi have made the cut for the three-day camp to be held in Verona this week.

Treviso centre Tommaso Benvenuti, who has impressed since making a try-scoring debut against the Scarlets on the opening weekend of the season is one of two uncapped players in the 30-man squad.

Veteran Stade Francais No8 Sergio Parisse has recovered from injury to lead the squad which also includes both captains from Treviso and Aironi, Antonio Pavanello and Quintin Geldenhuys.

Italy begin their November tests against Argentina on 13 November before facing Australia and Fiji later in the month.

Italy training squad:

Forwards:Robert Barbieri (Treviso, 7 caps), Mauro Bergamasco (Stade Français, 84 caps), Valerio Bernabo' (Treviso, 15 caps), Lorenzo Cittadini (Treviso, 3 caps), Martin Castrogiovanni (Leicester , 68 caps), Carlo Antonio Del Fava (Aironi, 45 caps), Santiago Dellape' (Racing Metro , 57 caps), Paul Derbyshire (Treviso, 5 caps), Quintin Geldenhuys (Aironi , 13 caps), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Treviso, 31 caps), Andrea Lo cicero (Racing Metro, 78 caps), Fabio Ongaro (Aironi, 71 caps), Sergio Parisse(C) (Stade Français, 69 caps), Antonio Pavanello (Treviso, 5 caps), Salvatore Perugini (Aironi , 73 caps), Alessandro Zanni (Treviso, 44 caps).

Backs:Tommaso Benvenuti (Treviso), Mirco Bergamasco (Racing Metro, 73 caps), Riccardo Bocchino (Aironi , 4 caps), Kristhoper Burton (Treviso, 4 caps), Gonzalo Canale (Clermont, 58 caps), Pablo Canavosio (Aironi , 30 caps), Denis Majstorovic (Estra I Cavalieri Prato ), Andrea Masi (Racing Metro , 52 caps), Luke Mclean (Treviso, 21 caps), Luciano Orquera (Brive, 14 caps), Michele Sepe (Treviso, 3 caps), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso, 5 caps), Tito Tebaldi (Aironi, 13 caps), Giulio Toniolatti (Aironi, 5 caps),