There’s only one change in the Aironi starting XV that will face Connacht in Galway tomorrow evening for Magners League round 10.
The only variation concerns the back row, where Simone Favaro will start in place of Gareth Krause, with the South African starting from the bench.
After the effort displayed against Scarlets last week, the coaching staff continue to give confidence to the group of players who continued to work during the pause for International test-matches. With Perugini and Geldenhuys committed with the Barbarians and Del Fava out for three weeks after the injury suffered against Fiji, the only Azzurri to return for this Irish trip are Canavosio and Bocchino. Both will start from the bench, with Tebaldi and Marshall confirmed as starters in the midfield.
15 Julien Laharrague; 14 Giulio Toniolatti, 13 Rodd Penney, 12 Gabriel Pizarro, 11 Matteo Pratichetti; 10 James Marshall, 9 Tito Tebaldi; 1 Matias Aguero, 2 Roberto Santamaria, 3 Fabio Staibano; 4 Marco Bortolami (cap), 5 Joshua Furno; 6 Josh Sole, 7 Simone Favaro, 8 Nick Williams.
Replacements: 16 Luigi Ferraro, 17 Alberto De Marchi, 18 Luigi Milani, 19 George Fabio Biagi, 20 Gareth Krause, 21 Pablo Canavosio, 22 Paolo Buso, 23 Riccardo Bocchino.