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Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 February 2008, 12:59 GMT
Bortolami on bench despite injury
Marco Bortolami
Marco Bortolami is suffering from a neck problem
Italy's former captain Marco Bortolami has been named on the bench for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales despite suffering with a neck injury.

The experienced lock missed the Azzurri's first two Six Nations games because of a fractured eye socket.

Andrea Marcato is in for injured David Bortolussi at full-back while Alberto Sgarbi replaces winger Kaine Robertson.

Simon Picone replaces Pietro Travagli at scrum-half and Salvatore Perugini is in for dropped prop Andrea Lo Cicero.


Italy team to play Wales on 23 February:
Andrea Marcato (Treviso), Alberto Sgarbi (Treviso), Gonzalo Canale (Clermont-Auvergne), Mirco Bergamasco (Stade Francais), Ezio Galon (Overmach Parma), Andrea Masi (Biarritz), Simon Picone (Treviso); Salvatore Perugini (Toulouse), Leonardo Ghiraldini (Calvisano), Martin Castrogiovanni (Leicester), Santiago Dellape (Biarritz), Carlo Antonio Del Fava (Ulster), Josh Sole (Viadana), Mauro Bergamasco (Stade Francais), Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais, capt).
Replacements: Carlo Festuccia (Racing-Metro), Andrea Lo Cicero (Racing-Metro), Marco Bortolami (Gloucester), Alessandro Zanni (Calvisano), Pietro Travagli (Overmarch Parma), Paolo Buso (Calvisano), Enrico Patrizio (Petrarca Padova).



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