Tommaso Allan to start for Italy at full-back against Wales

Tommaso Allan returns for Italy
Tommaso Allan returns for Italy

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has made a forced change for the fourth round of Six Nations game against Wales.

Ange Capuozzo, who sustained a shoulder injury during the game against Ireland will miss his side's final two matches.

His place at fullback has been taken by Harlequins fly-half Tommaso Allan.

Allan already started at fly-half for Italy in the opening two rounds of the competition but was dropped to the bench with the return of Paolo Garbisi.

"We recovered well from the last game and this week we worked on the areas where we needed to improve," said Crowley.

"We know the match ahead against Wales and are looking forward to it and hopefully we can continue to develop the way we want to play."

Both Italy and Wales are yet to win a game in the competition having played three matches apiece.

Italy: 15 Tommy Allan, 14 Edoardo Padovani, 13 Juan Ignacio Brex, 12 Tommaso Menoncello, 11 Pierre Bruno, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Stephen Varney, 8 Lorenzo Cannone, 7 Michele Lamaro (c), 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Niccolo Cannone, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Giacomo Nicotera, 1 Danilo Fischetti

Reserves: 16 Luca Bigi, 17 Federico Zani, 18 Marco Riccioni, 19 Edoardo Iachizzi, 20 Giovanni Pettinelli, 21 Manuel Zuliani, 22 Alessandro Fusco, 23 Luca Morisi


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