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Italy make callup for Asian Pacific Tour

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Jacques Brunel announced on Tuesday his 30-man list for the upcoming Italy tour of the South Pacific and Asia. This tour will begin on May 22 and end on June 25 and will see stops in Fiji, Samoa and Japan as they begin their test match season.

They will play Fiji on June 7, then Samoa on the 14th and finalize their tour with a match against Japan on the 14th in Tokyo.

Props Andrea De Marchi and Dario Chistolini of Zebra Rugby earned their first callups to the Nazionale while fellow teammate Guglielmo Palazzani will return to the national team fray after being called up in the last edition of the Six Nations, but was not used throughout the series. According to reports in Italy, Palazzani will be used a bit more looking to see his progression and how he could fit in to the squad for next year's World Cup.

Forwards

Matias AGUERO (Zebre Rugby, 24 caps)

Dario CHISTOLINI (Zebre Rugby, esordiente)

Lorenzo CITTADINI (Benetton Treviso, 32 caps)

Alberto DE MARCHI (Benetton Treviso, 17 caps)

Andrea DE MARCHI (Zebre Rugby, esordiente)

Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Benetton Treviso, 64 caps)

Davide GIAZZON (Zebre Rugby, 19 caps)

Andrea MANICI (Zebre Rugby, 1 cap)*

George Fabio BIAGI (Zebre Rugby, 1 cap)

Marco BORTOLAMI (Zebre Rugby, 104 caps)

Marco FUSER (Benetton Treviso, 1 cap)*

Quintin GELDENHUYS -c- (Zebre Rugby, 46 caps)

Robert BARBIERI (Benetton Treviso, 35 caps)

Mauro BERGAMASCO (Zebre Rugby, 97 caps)

Paul DERBYSHIRE (Benetton Treviso, 23 caps)

Joshua FURNO (Biarritz Olympique, 18 caps)*

Manoa VOSAWAI (Benetton Treviso, 14 caps)

Backs

Guglielmo PALAZZANI (Zebre Rugby, esordiente)

Tito TEBALDI (Ospreys, 18 caps)

Tommaso ALLAN (USAP Perpignan, 8 caps)

Luciano ORQUERA (Zebre Rugby, 41 caps)

Michele CAMPAGNARO (Benetton Treviso, 7 caps)*

Angelo ESPOSITO (Benetton Treviso, 4 caps)*

Gonzalo GARCIA (Zebre Rugby, 33 caps)

Tommaso IANNONE (Zebre Rugby, 8 caps)

Andrea MASI (London Wasps, 82 caps)

Luke MCLEAN (Benetton Treviso, 57 caps)

Leonardo SARTO (Benetton Treviso, 7 caps)*

Alberto SGARBI (Benetton Treviso, 28 caps)

Giovambattista VENDITTI (Zebre Rugby, 19 caps)*

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