Parisse in, Castro out

Italy have recalled influential No 8 Sergio Parisse but will be without prop Martin Castrogiovanni for Saturday's clash with England in Rome.

Parisse returns to the XV after having been rested for the fixture against Ireland in Dublin, which the Azzurri lost 46-7. He takes the place of Paul Derbyshire in the team as Robert Barbieri moves to the No 7 jersey alongside the in-form Joshua Furno.

There are also two new props in Lorenzo Cittadini and Matias Aguero, who replace Castrogiovanni and Alberto de Marchi.

Italy – 15 Luke McLean, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Leonardo Sarto, 10 Luciano Orquera, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Robert Barbieri, 6 Joshua Furno, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Matias Aguero.
Subs: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Alberto de Marchi, 19 George Fabio Biagi, 20 Paul Derbyshire, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Tommaso Allan. 23 Andrea Masi.

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