NIck Mallett's preparations for the meeting with Wales have been disrupted by three late injuries enforcing changes to the starting linuep.
Centre Andrea Masi has been ruled out from tomorrow's game in Cardiff after suffering lower back pain this morning.
The Racing Metro Paris player will be replaced in the Azzurri starting line-up by Gonzalo Canale, while Matteo Pratichetti will be on the bench.
Masi's retirement comes on the back of Mallett losing two forwards yesterday. Lock Carlo Del Fava and flanker Paul Derbyshire have been ruled out the Italy starting line-up for the clash against Wales in the Millennium Stadium.
Both forwards suffered muscular injuries during Thursday's training session. Gloucester's lock Marco Bortolami and MPS Viadana's flanker Josh Sole will replace them in the Azzurri starting line-up while lock Valerio Bernabò and flanker.Manoa Vosaeai have been called-up by head-coach Nick Mallett as bench replacements.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.