Italy Coach John Kirwan has replaced centre Matteo Barbini and number eight Scott Palmer with Andrea Masi and Carlo Checchinato after losing to Ireland last Saturday. Santiago Dellape comes in at second row to accommodate for Checchinato's switch to the base of the scrum. Checchinato faces a late fitness test on a calf muscle, but the veteran will be keen to play in order to become Italy's most-capped international with eighty-four appearances.
The annual Women's club launch was held at the Wales Centre of Excellence where National Women's Head Coach and Programme Lead Rhys Edwards, Competition Secretary Adrian Howell and Cardiff Met player Ffion Jones express eagerness for the new campaign to get under way.
WRU TV follows Wales' RWC training squad on day one of their camp in North Wales. The squad were greeted to an official welcome in Colwyn Bay and then headed for an afternoon of team building at ZipWorld