Italy coach Conor O’Shea believes his side have the ‘heart and courage’ to challenge the Springboks in this Friday’s crucial Pool B clash at the Shizuoka Stadium.
Springbok eighthman Duane Vermeulen says he is looking forward to his battle with Italian captain Sergio Parisse in Friday’s must-win Pool B encounter in Shizuoka.
Braam Steyn will replace injured captain Sergio Parisse at No 8 in one of five changes to Italy’s starting lineup to face Ireland in Rome on Sunday.
The inclusion of South African-born flank Braam Steyn is one of three changes to Italy’s starting lineup for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Ireland in Dublin. Coach Conor O’Shea has stuck with the same backline, but tweaked the pack for the clash at the Aviva Stadium. Steyn replaces Renato Giammarioli in the loose trio, Nicola Quaglio takes the position of… Read more →