At the press conference just finished, Connor announced O & # 39; Shea training ownership The Saturday at 15:00 (live tv on DMAX, channel 52 in the digital field) will meet at Artemio Franchi in Florence de Georgia in the first official test match in November.
As expected, it will be one very different training from XV who met Ireland in Chicago last Saturday: with the return of squads of key players in Zebre and Benetton, technician O & # 39; Shea changes 10 elements compared to the Chicago challenge. confirmed Bellini wing, Campagnaro in the middle, Tebaldi Like a melee medal (Violi is injured), Sperandio as extreme (given the long-term absence of Minozzi and Padovani, plus Hayward's injury last Saturday with Treviso) and Steyn, moving from number 7 to 8, in the area usually occupied by Sergio Parisse.
only The blue captain is the great absentee: Doubtless in the evening, he did not recover from the problem in the calf that had stopped him for a month in September and forced him to skip the last game Top14 with Stade Francais. Even the record meeting in the national team (with 136 caps) is not even on the bench. For this reason, Steyn returns to No. 8 as in the two Test matches in June, which was played in Japan.
From the first minute on the trocar back the captain of the zebras Castle in the middle and Welcome wing. The median will consist of Tebaldi-Allan the couple, who play together in Treviso. In the third line the young and promising Negri and Polledri Steyn will join, while the veteran returns to the second row Zanni, flanked by Dean Budd. First revolutionary line compared to the challenge against Ireland, with Lovotti and Ferrari pylons e Ghiraldini, promoted the captain after Parisse's forfait, hooker.
On the bench, the pair of opening at Zebras Palazzani-Canna, plus the owners of the match seven days ago Bigi, Pasquali, Fuser, Meyer and Morisi.
O & # 39; Shea: "The team has recovered: we're ready"
The Irish coach, following the announcement of the training, explained: "We know the importance of the match well. The team has recovered well from the trip to the United States and we are ready to meet Georgia. It will be a very physical match. We want to show our maximum level in 80 minutes ".
Test Match Rugby Italy – Georgia: The Blue Team Formation
15 Luca SPERANDIO (Benetton, 3 caps)
14 Tommaso BENVENUTI (Benetton, 52 caps)
13 Michele CAMPAGNARO (Free agent, 35 caps)
12 Tommaso CASTELLO (Zebror, 12 Caps)
11 Mattia BELLINI (Zebror, 15 Caps)
10 Tommaso ALLAN (Benetton, 40 caps)
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 caps)
4 Alessandro ZANNI (Benetton, 106 caps)
3 Simone Ferris (Benetton, 14 Caps)
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), 21 Guglielmo PALAZZANI (Zebre, 25 Caps), 22 Carlo CANNA (Zebre, 30 Caps), 23 Luca MORISI (Benetton, 17 Caps).
The formation of Georgia that will meet Blues
also Milton Haig, the Georgian Technical Commissioner, has chosen XV to meet Italy in Florence on Saturday.
Holders training: 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.
Features: 16 Mamukashvili, 17 Zhvania, 18 Chilachava, 19 Sutiashvili, 20 Bitsadze, 21 Aprasidze, 22 Malaguradze, 23 Kveseladze.