• Fijian flank to face Boks

    Samuela Vunisa will make his Test debut for Italy against the Springboks in Padova on Saturday.

    The 26-year-old Fijian-born flank replaces Simone Favaro in the only change to the starting line-up that lost 20-18 to Argentina.

    The former Taranaki loose forward has played in Italy since 2011, first for Calvisano before joining Zebre in 2013.

    Italy – 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Luke McLean, 10 Kelly Haimona, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (c), 7 Samuela Vunisa, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Joshua Furno, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Matias Aguero.
    Subs: 16 Andrea Manici, 17 Alberto De Marchi, 18 Dario Chistolini, 19 Marco Bortolami, 20 Francesco Minto, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Luciano Orquera, 23 Giulio Toniolatti.

    Preview: Italy vs Springboks

    Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP Photo

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