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.
WRU TV were on hand at the launch of a major new commercial deal with WRU and Mercedes-Benz South Wales (part of the Sinclair Group), which sees the family company become an official supplier to the Welsh Rugby Union
On the back of the recent Women's Rugby World Cup, the WRU has launched a revitalised Women's and Girls domestic seasonal structure, and the future is looking bright.
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Roger Lewis talks to WRU TV at the announcement of a new £60 million Rugby Services Agreement (RSA) which provides a new and positive contractual relationship between the WRU and its four Regions for the next six years has been agreed.
The Welsh Rugby Union has announced a major new sponsorship deal with Gullivers Sports Travel which will make the UK's leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator, an Official Supplier for the rest of the decade.
Having taken part in seven World Cups as a player and coach, Liza Burgess hopes to go out in style this afternoon when Wales take on Australia in the Play-off for seventh and eighth place in the Women's Rugby World Cup in Paris.