Rugby: Brex to make Italy debut against France

(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 4 – Centre Juan Ignacio Brex will make his
Italy debut in their Six Nations opener against France in Rome
on Saturday after coach Franco Smith named him in his starting
    The 28-year-old is a naturalised Italian who was born in
    He represented Argentina at several levels but never won a full
cap for the Pumas.
    Number 8 Michele Lamaro, meanwhile, will make his first start
for the Azzurri after making two appearances as a substitute.
    Italy are trying to end a Six Nations winless run that stretches
back to 2015.
Trulla; Sperandio, Zanon, Brex Ioane; Garbisi, Varney; Lamaro,
Meyer, Negri; Sisi, Lazzaroni; Riccioni, Bigi (Captain), Traoré.
    Replacements: Lucchesi, Fischetti, Zilocchi, Cannone, Ruzza,
Mbandà, Palazzani, Canna. (ANSA).


No time for indifference, brothers or all collapses – pope

Govt talks to last till Saturday morning


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