Benvenuti starts for Italy

Guinness PRO12 Editor

11 Nov 2010


Benetton Treviso centre Tommaso Benvenuti will make his international debut for Italy when they face Argentina in Verona on Saturday.

The 19-year-old has been in terrific form for the Magners League new-boys so far this season and will make his bow on the wing for his nation.

Stade Francais No8 Sergio Parisse returns from a neck injury to captain the side from the back-row.

Following the Argentina clash Italy travel south to Florence when they host Australia a week later before rounding off their November internationals against Fiji.

Italy: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Tommaso Benvenuti , 13 Gonzalo Canale, 12 Andrea Masi, 11 Mirco Bergamasco, 10 Craig Gower, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Sergio Parisse (c), 7 Robert Barbieri, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Quintin Geldenhuys, 4 Carlo Antonio Del Fava, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Salvatore Perugini.

Replacements: 16 Fabio Ongaro, 17 Andrea Lo Cicero, 18 Santiago Dellape', 19 Paul Derbyshire, 20 Pablo Canavosio, 21 Luciano Orquera, 22 Alberto Sgarbi.

Date: Saturday, November 13
Venue: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi, Verona
Kick-off: 15.00 (14.00 GMT)
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)


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