Biagi, Gega included in Italy team for Scotland encounter

George Biagi will start for Italy against Scotland at Murrayfield
George Biagi will start for Italy against Scotland at Murrayfield
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Italy head coach Conor O'Shea has made five changes in the line-up that will take on Scotland in the final game of the Six Nations 2017 campaign next weekend.

Injured Exeter Chiefs centre Michele Campagnaro makes way for Tommaso Benvenuti, who was on the bench against France which his team lost 18-40 at Stadio Olimpico.

Ornel Gega takes over from Leonardo Ghiraldini, who now moves to the bench along with Dries van Schalkwyk, who will be replaced by George Fabio Biagi.

Braam Steyn will move to blindside replacing Simone Favaro while Maxime Mbanda takes the number six position for the Azzuris.

Italy are languishing at the bottom of the table after losing all the four games this season.

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).

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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