Six Nations 2017: Biagi one of four changes for Italy against Scotland

Peter Horne and George Biagi
George Biagi (right) featured in Italy's 2015 win over Scotland
Six Nations: Scotland v Italy
Venue: BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh Date: Saturday, 18 March Kick-off: 12:30 GMT
Coverage: Watch on BBC One, listen on BBC Radio Scotland, live text commentary on BBC Sport website

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has made four changes to his side to face Scotland in the final round of this year's Six Nations.

Scotland-born lock George Biagi comes into the starting XV, along with flanker Maxime Mbanda, hooker Ornel Gega and centre Tommaso Benvenuti.

Dries van Schalkwyk and Leonardo Ghiraldini drop to the bench.

And the injured Michele Campagnaro and Glasgow Warriors flanker Simone Favaro do not feature in the squad.

Replacement Federico Ruzza could win his first senior cap.

Italy have lost all of their matches so far in this year's championship, while Scotland have two wins from four.

However, the Azzurri won on their last visit to Murrayfield, beating the Scots 22-19 in 2015.

Italy team to face Scotland

E Padovani (Zebre), A Esposito (Treviso), T Benvenuti (Treviso), L McLean (Treviso), G Venditti (Zebre), C Canna (Zebre), E Gori (Treviso); A Lovotti (Zebre), O Gega (Treviso), L Cittadini (Bayonne), M Fuser (Treviso), G Biagi (Zebre), M Mbanda (Zebre), A Steyn (Treviso), S Parisse (Stade Francais, capt).

Replacements: L Ghiraldini (Toulouse), S Panico (Calvisano), D Chistolini (Zebre), D van Schalkwyk (Zebre), F Ruzza (Zebre), F Minto (Treviso), M Violi (Zebre), L Sperandio (Treviso).

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