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New Fly Half For Italy


By Cappa
February 22 2012

Jacques Brunel has moved quickly to address his fly half problem with Tobias Botes the man given a chance against Ireland......

It is at No 10 where Brunel faced his greatest dilemma after Kris Burton failed to perform in the 19-15 defeat to England.

Botes was introduced as a replacementbut was also off target with his kicking as the Italians missed a eight points with the boot .

South African-born Botes, who plays alongside Burton at Treviso at scrum-half, though has been handed the reins at fly-half as Italy search for their first ever Championship defeat of Ireland.

He will partner clubmate Sgarbi eld with Gonzalo Canale dropping to the bench.

Italy:

 

15. Andrea Masi (Aironi Rugby)
14. Giovanbattista Venditti (Aironi Rugby)
13. Tommaso Benvenuti (Benetton Treviso)
12. Alberto Sgarbi (Benetton Treviso)
11. Luke McLean (Benetton Treviso)
10. Tobias Botes (Benetton Treviso)
9. Edoardo Gori (Benetton Treviso)
1.Michele Rizzo (Benetton Treviso)
2. Leonardo Ghiraldini (Benetton Treviso)
3. Lorenzo Cittadini (Benetton Treviso)
4. Quintin Geldenhuys (Aironi Rugby)
5. Marco Bortolami (Aironi Rugby)
6. Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Treviso)
7. Roberto Barbieri (Benetton Treviso)
8. Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais).

Replacements
16. Tommaso D'Apice (Aironi Rugby)
17. Fabio Staibano (Aironi Rugby)
18. Antonio Pavanello (Benetton Treviso),
19. Simone Favaro (Aironi Rugby),
20. Fabio Semenzato (Benetton Treviso)
21. Kris Burton (Benetton Treviso)
22. Gonzalo Canale (Clermont-Auvergne),

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