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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 August 2007, 15:25 GMT 16:25 UK
Italians unveil World Cup squad
Pierre Berbizier
Berbizier is stepping down as coach after the World Cup
Italy coach Pierre Berbizier has named an experienced 30-man squad for next month's World Cup finals in France.

Four players, including captain Marco Bortolami, have over 50 caps, and all the rest have at least four except the one uncapped player, Manoa Vosawai.

The Fijian-born 23-year-old, who plays club rugby in Italy, is picked after receiving international clearance.

David Bortolussi, Marko Stanojevic and Pablo Canavosio all return after missing the Six Nations Championship.

Italy are in Group C, along with Scotland New Zealand, Portugal and Romania.

They have two warm-up games, against Japan on 18 August and against Ireland, in Belfast, on 24 August.


Italy World Cup squad:

M Aguero (Arix Viadana), R Barbieri (Overmach Cariparma), M Bergamasco (Stade Francais), M Bergamasco (Stade Francais), V Bernabo (Calvisano), M Bortolami (Gloucester, capt), D Bortolussi (Montpellier), G Canale (Clermont), P Canavosio (Castres), M Castrogiovanni (Leicester), R de Marigny (Calvisano), CA Del Fava (Bourgoin), S Dellape (Biarritz), C Festuccia (Rolly Gran Parma), E Galon (Overmach Cariparma), L Ghiraldini (Cammi Calvisano, P Griffen (Cammi Calvisano), A Lo Cicero (L'Aquila), A Masi (Biarritz), F Ongaro (Saracens), S Parisse (Stade Francais), S Perugini (Toulouse), R Pez (Bayonne), M Pratichetti (C Calvisano), K Robertson (Viadana), J Sole (Viadana), M Stanojevic (Bristol), A Troncon (Clermont), M Vosawai (Overmach Cariparma), A Zanni (Cammi Calvisano)



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