At a press conference that just ended, Connor O'Shea announced training the owner to be held on Saturday, at 15.00 (live on TV DMAX, channel 52 digital terrestrial), at Artemio Franchi in Florence Georgia at the first official test match in November.
As expected, this will be one very different training from the XV that met with Ireland in Chicago last Saturday: with the return of sections of the important players of Zebra and Benetton, the technician O & # 39; Shea changes 10 elements compared to the challenge from Chicago. confirmed Bellini wing, Campagnaro in the center, TEBALDI as a target of a medal (Violi is injured), SPERANDIO as extreme (in view of the long absence of Minozzi and Padovi, including the damage to Hayward last Saturday by Treviso); and Steyn, ranging from numbers 7 to 8, in the area normally held by Sergio Parisse.
only Blue Captain is very absent: in doubt of the evening, he did not bother to get back from the trouble back in the calves he left in September in September and forced him to skip the last match of Top14 with Stade Francais. Even record participation in the national team (with 136 kilograms) is not even on the bench. That's why Steyn returns to no. 8, just like in two test matches in June played in Japan.
From the first minute on the trocar back captain Zebras city in the center and welcome wing. The median will consist of Tebaldi-Allan couple, playing in Treviso. The third line is young and promising Negri in POLLEDRI Steyn will join, and the veteran returns to the second line Turn around, accompanied by Dean Budd. The first revolutionary line in comparison with the challenge against Ireland, with Lovotti and Ferrari's pylons e Ghiraldini, elevated Captain to Parishes forfait, whore.
On the bench, a couple of openings were opened in Zebras Palazzani-Canna, and they were the owners of seven days ago Bigi, Pasquali, Fuser, Meyer and Morisi.
O & # 39; Shea: "The team recovered: we are ready"
The Irish coach said after the training session: "We know the importance of the game well. The team opened a good trip from the US and we are ready to face Georgia. This will be a very physical match. We want to show our highest level in 80 minutes ".
Test Match Rugby Italy – Georgia: formation of a blue team
15 Luca SPERANDIO (Benetton, 3 caps)
14 Tommaso BENVENUTI (Benetton, 52 caps)
13 Michele CAMPAGNARO (Free agent, 35 capsules)
12 Tommaso CASTELLO (Zebras, 12 capsules)
11 Mattia BELLINI (Zebras, 15 capsules)
10 Tommaso ALLAN (Benetton, 40 capsules)
9 Tito TEBALDI (Benetton, 26 caps)
8 Abraham Jurgens STEYN (Benetton, 22 caps)
7 Jake POLLEDRI (Gloucester, 3 caps)
6 Sebastian NEGRI (Benetton, 9 caps
5 Dean BUDD (Benetton, 13 capsules)
4 Alessandro ZANNI (Benetton, 106 capsules)
3 Simone FERRARI (Benetton, 14 capsules)
2 Leonardo GHIRALDINI (Stade Toulousian, 96 caps) – captain
1 Andrea LOVOTTI (Zebre, 27 caps)
Available: 16 Luca BIGI (Benetton, 12 caps), 17 Cherif TRAORE (Benetton 2 caps), 18 (Titian PASQUALI (Benetton, 10 caps), 19 Marco FUSER (Benetton, 30 caps), 20 Johan MEYER (Zebre,), 21 Guglielmo PALAZZANI (Zebre, 25 caps), 22 Carlo CANNA (Zebre, 30 caps), 23 Luca MORISI (Benetton, 17 caps).
The formation of Georgia, which will face the blues
also Milton Haig, the technical commissioner for Georgia, chose XV to attend Italy on Saturday in Florence.
Training of carriers: 15 Matiashvili; 14 Koshadze, 13 Sharikadze (c), 12 Mchedlidze, 11 Dzeneladze; 10 Khmaladze, 9 Lobzhanidze; 8 Gorgadze, 7 Tsutskiridze, 6 Giorgadze; 5 Lomidze, 4 Cheishvili; 3 Kubriashvili, 2 Bregvadze, 1 Nariashvili.
Available: 16 Mamukashvili, 17 Zhvania, 18 Chilachava, 19 Sutiashvili, 20 Bitsadze, 21 Aprasidze, 22 Malaguradze, 23 Kveseladze.