Italy coach Pierre Berbizier has called two uncapped players into his squad for Saturday's final RBS 6 Nations Championship clash with Scotland.
Parma's Fabio Staibano replaces prop Carlos Nieto, who damaged knee ligaments in the weekend 18-18 draw in Wales, the Azzurri's first point away from home in the tournament's history.
And wing Valerio Santillo of Roma Capitolina has also been called up in case scrum-half Pablo Canavosio is forced to pull out through injury.
Squad: Mirco Bergamasco (Stade Francais), M Bortolami (Narbonne, cap), G Canale (Clermont-Auvergne), P Canavosio (Calvisano), M Castrogiovanni (Calvisano), C Del Fava (Bourgoin), S Dellape (Agen), C Festuccia (Gran Parma), E Galon (Parma), P Griffen (Calvisano), A Lo Cicero (L'Aquila), L Nitoglia (Calvisano) F Ongaro (Treviso), S Parisse (Stade Francais), A Persico (Agen), S Perugini (Calvisano), R Pez (Perpignan), S Picone (Treviso), V Santillo (Roma Capitolina), J Sole (Viadana), F Staibano (Parma), C Stoica (Montpellier), R Wakarua (Gran Parma), Maurizio Zaffiri (Calvisano) Alessandro Zanni (Calvisano)
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.