Italy team to face Wales in Six Nations

Conor O'Shea before Scotland v Italy match in 2019 Six Nations

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has made two changes for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales.

Edoardo Padovani comes into the backline and Nicola Quaglio into the front row as Italy look to bounce back from their opening defeat to Scotland.

Padovani, who scored a try off the bench in the second half against Scotland, comes onto the right wing while Michele Campagnaro shifts back inside to his preferred position in the centre.

That means Tommaso Castello drops out of the matchday 23, while Quaglio replaces loosehead prop Andrea Lovotti, who has the flu.

Italy team to play Wales

Forwards: 1 Nicola Quaglio (Benetton Rugby), 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (Stade Toulousian), 3 Simone Ferrari (Benetton Rugby), 4 David Sisi (Zebre Rugby Club), 5 Dean Budd (Benetton Rugby), 6 Sebastian Negri (Benetton Rugby), 7 Abraham Jurgens Steyn (Benetton Rugby), 8 Sergio Parisse (Captain, Stade Francais)

Backs: 9 Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre Rugby Club), 10 Tommaso Allan (Benetton Rugby), 11 Angelo Esposito (Benetton Rugby), 12 Luca Morisi (Benetton Rugby), 13 Michele Campagnaro (Wasps), 14 Edoardo Padovani (Zebre Rugby Club), 15 Jayden Hayward (Benetton Rugby)

Replacements: 16 Luca Bigi (Benetton Rugby), 17 Cherif Traore' (Benetton Rugby), 18 Tiziano Pasquali (Benetton Rugby), 19 Federico Ruzza (Benetton Rugby), 20 Marco Barbini (Benetton Rugby), 21 Edoardo Gori (Benetton Rugby), 22 Ian Mckinley (Benetton Rugby), 23 Tommaso Benvenuti (Benetton Rugby)

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