Italy coach John Kirwan made four changes as he named a 24-man training squad for the RBS 6 Nations match with England at Twickenham on March 9.
The four newcomers are Andrea Masi, Matteo Mazzantini, Fabio Ongaro and Andrea Lo Cicero, who have all been playing with the A team.
Talismanic fly-half Diego Dominguez, who picked up an injury in the 37-13 defeat by Ireland at the Stadio Flaminio last weekend, is not included in the party but could be a late addition.
In his absence Ramiro Pez, like Dominguez born in the Argentinian city of Cordoba, will take over goalkicking duties.
Italy squad to play England:
Mauro Bergamasco, D Dallan, A Troncon (capt), G Raineri, P Vaccari, Mirco Bergamasco, R Pez, M Mazzantini, A Masi, G Peens, C Stoica, R Martinez, F Ongaro, S Palmer, L Castrogiovanni, G De Carli, A De Rossi, M Bortolami, C Bezzi, A Persico, M Phillips, M Giacheri, C Festuccia, A Lo Cicero.
Peter O'Mahony was named man of the match against England last month
21 April 2017, 7:22pm
Peter O'Mahony's performance in the RBS 6 Nations finale for Ireland against England was crucial to his selection for the British & Irish Lions on Wednesday, Ireland and Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has revealed.