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Italy vs Georgia live stream rugby union international friendlies 2018

Italy vs Georgia live stream rugby union international friendlies 2018.the sides ranked 13th and 14th in the world – Italy will be eager to record a victory over their European rivals on home soil.

 

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Leonardo Ghiraldini will captain the side on Saturday after missing out last time out as the Toulouse hooker comes into a new-look pack.

Abraham Steyn is the only forward to keep his place, but he will switch from blindside flanker to No.8

Italy vs Georgia Live Rugby 2018 Match

Sebastian Negri and Jake Polledri start in the back row alongside Steyn, with Dean Budd and Alessandro Zanni in the second row.

Andrea Lovotti and Simone Ferrari will start at prop to bolster the Italian scrum, while Benetton duo Tommaso Allan and Tito Tebaldi are the half-backs and Tommaso Castello comes into the centres alongside Michele Campagnaro.

Two more players from the Ireland defeat, Luca Sperandio and Mattia Bellini, have been selected by O’Shea with the latter switching to left wing as Tommaso Benvenuti starts.
Georgia haven’t seen international action since suffering a 28-0 defeat to Japan in June and head coach Milton Haig has made a host of changes from that encounter.
With a side boasting a mighty 469 caps between them, only Vasil Lobzhanidze, Lasha Khmaladze and Soso Matiashvili will start in the backline from the defeat to Japan.

While in the forward pack Giorgi Tsutskiridze, Otar Giorgadze and Jaba Bregvadze are the sole survivors as Merab Sharikadze gets the nod to captain the Georgians.

Italy v Georgia, Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Saturday 10 November 2pm GMT