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Callum Braley to make Six Nations debut for Italy against Wales in Cardiff

Callum Braley to make Six Nations debut for Italy against Wales in Cardiff
Gloucester Rugby will have two players in the Italy side that kicks off its 2020 Six Nations campaign against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday, Jake Polledri and Callum Braley, who will make his Six Nations debut.

Polledri made his Italy debut back in March 2018 when he played against Scotland in the Six Nations, and has gone on to make 13 appearances including featuring in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

[caption id="attachment_30516" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Jake Polledri Italy's flanker Jake Polledri runs with the ball during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Italy and Canada at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium in Fukuoka on September 26, 2019 (c) CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)[/caption]

Meanwhile, Braley trained with the Italy squad during the 2019 Six Nations tournament, and won his first caps during the Azzuri’s Rugby World Cup warm-up matches in the summer, including making a start against England.

He was also part of the Italy squad that took part in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, but this will be his first Six Nations appearance.

Italy

  1. Matteo Minozzi (Wasps) – 16 caps; 14. Leonardo Sarto (Benetton Rugby) – 34 caps; 13. Luca Morisi (Benetton Rugby) – 29 caps, 12. Carlo Canna (Zebre) – 39 caps; 11. Mattia Bellini (Zebre) – 22 caps, 10. Tommaso Allan (Benetton Rugby) – 54 caps, 9. Callum Braley (Gloucester) – 5 caps; 1. Giosuè Zilocchi (Zebre) – 2 caps, 2. Luca Bigi (c) (Zebre) – 24 caps, 3. Andrea Lovotti (Zebre) – 40 caps; 4. Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Rugby) – 117 caps, 5. Niccolò Cannone (Benetton Rugby) – uncapped; 6. Sebastian Negri (Benetton Rugby) – 22 caps, 7. Jake Polledri (Gloucester) – 13 caps, 8. Abraham Steyn (Benetton Rugby) – 36 caps


Replacements

  1. Federico Zani (Benetton Rugby) – 13 caps, 17. Danilo Fischetti (Zebre) – uncapped, 18. Marco Riccioni (Benetton Rugby) – 7 caps, 19. Marco Lazzaroni (Benetton Rugby) – 4 caps, 20. Dean Budd (Benetton Rugby) – 26 caps, 21. Giovanni Licata (Zebre) – 8 caps, 22. Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre) – 36 caps, 23. Jayden Hayward (Benetton Rugby) – 23 caps

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