Six Nations: Italy make four changes for England clash

Mauro Bergamasco
Mauro Bergamasco returns to the Italy side to face England
RBS Six Nations: England v Italy
Venue: Twickenham, London Date: Saturday, 14 February Kick-off: 14:30 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC TV, HD, Red Button, Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website, BBC iPlayer, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV; text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Italy have made four changes to the team beaten by Ireland for Saturday's game against England at Twickenham.

Veterans Mauro Bergamasco, 35, and former captain Marco Bortolami, 34, return to the pack along with prop Alberto De Marchi.

Giovanbattista Venditti will play left wing, prompting a back-line reshuffle.

Luke McLean switches to full-back, Andrea Masi to inside centre, and Luca Moriso to outside centre in place of the injured Michele Campagnaro.

Bergamasco, who won his 100th cap against Japan last summer, is recalled for his 101st in place of the injured Alessandro Zanni, while De Marchi takes over from Matias Aguero.

Bortolami, who will play his 111th Test, gets the nod ahead of Joshua Furno, who drops to the bench, while Kelly Haimona retains his place at fly-half with Tommaso Allan remaining on the bench.

Italy have two other Test centurions in the side, with captain Sergio Parisse winning his 110th cap and prop Martin Castrogiovanni his 109th.

Italy: Luke McLean; Leonardo Sarto, Luca Morisi, Andrea Masi, Giovanbattista Venditti; Kelly Haimona, Edoardo Gori; Alberto DeMarchi, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Martin Castrogiovanni; George Biagi, Marco Bortolami; Francesco Minto, Mauro Bergamasco, Sergio Parisse.

Replacements: Andrea Manici, Matias Aguero, Dario Chistolini, Joshua Furno, Samuela Vunisa, Guglielmo Palazzani, Tommaso Allan, Giulio Bisegni

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