Veteran lock Carlo Checcinato and Calvisano wing Nicola Mazzucatoare recalled to the starting line-up in place of Treviso's SantiagoDellape and Arix Viadana's Andrea Masi, who drop to the bench.
Cecchinato's 83rd international apperance will make him the joint most-capped player in Italian rugby alongside Alessandro Troncon, whohas not played in the Six Nations this year due to injury.
Injuries have ruled out number eight Sergio Parisse and centreManuel Dallan and they are replaced by New Zealand-born Scott Palmer andMatteo Barbini respectively.
Calvisano flanker Roberto Mandelli receives his first call-up buthas to make do with a place among the substitutes.
AFP - 2004