New faces in Italy June squad

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by Beth Newman

Italy will leave its veterans at home when it comes to Australia in June, with a squad announced on Wednesday.

The Italians have named four uncapped players among their 31-player squad to play its June Tests, including the June 24 clash against the Wallabies in Brisbane.

Australian fullback Luke McLean has missed out on the youthful squad, that will take on Scotland,  Fiji and the Wallabies.

Australia takes on Italy on June 24, kicking off at 3pm AEST at Suncorp Stadium, LIVE on FOX SPORTS. Tickets at


Italy squad for June Tests


Pietro Ceccarelli (Zebre Rugby, 7 Caps)

Andrea Lovotti (Zebre Rugby, 14 Caps)*

Simone Ferrari (Benetton Treviso, 2 Caps)

Sami Panico (Patarò Calvisano, 10 Caps)*

Tiziano Pasquali (Benetton Treviso, Uncapped)


Luca Bigi (Benetton Treviso, Uncapped)

Ornel Gega (Benetton Treviso, 12 Caps)

Luhandre Luus (Patarò Calvisano, Uncapped)*


George Fabio Biagi (Zebre Rugby, 19 Caps)

Dean Budd (Benetton Treviso, Uncapped)

Marco Fuser (Benetton Treviso, 21 Caps)*

Federico Ruzza (Zebre Rugby, 1 Cap)*

Andries Van Schalkwyk (Zebre Rugby, 12 Caps)


Robert Julian Barbieri (Benetton Treviso, 40 Caps)

Maxime Mbanda' (Zebre Rugby, 8 Caps)*

Francesco Minto (Benetton Treviso, 33 Caps)

Abraham Jurgen Steyn (Benetton Treviso, 11 Caps)


Edoardo Gori (Benetton Treviso, 61 Caps)*

Tito Tebaldi (Benetton Treviso, 20 Caps)

Marcello Violi (Zebre Rugby, 3 Caps)*


Tommaso Allan (Benetton Treviso, 30 Caps)

Carlo Canna (Zebre Rugby, 20 Caps)


Tommaso Benvenuti (Benetton Treviso, 42 Caps)*

Tommaso Boni (Zebre Rugby, 2 Caps)*

Michele Campagnaro (Exeter Chiefs, 29 Caps)*


Giulio Bisegni (Zebre Rugby, 7 Caps)

Angelo Esposito (Benetton Treviso, 11 Caps)*

Leonardo Sarto (Glasgow Warriors, 30 Caps)*

Giovanbattista Venditti (Zebre Rugby, 42 Caps)*


Edoardo Padovani (Zebre Rugby, 11 Caps)*

Luca Sperandio (Benetton Treviso, 2 Caps)*

*National Academy Member