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Castro returns to Azzurri front row

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Martin Castrogiovanni returns to the Italy team for Saturday's match against Scotland in the final round of the Six Nations.

The Leicester Tigers prop has been out of action since suffering a rib injury in the game against England on February 11 but is now passed fit to return and replaces Lorenzo Cittadini in the front row.

There are also recalls for Marco Bortolami, Robert Barbieri, scrum-half Edoardo Gori , Tommaso Benvenuti and Giovanbattista Venditti.

Italy: 15 Andrea Masi, 14 Giovanbattista Venditti, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Gonzalo Canale, 11 Mirco Bergamasco, 10 Kristopher Burton, 9 Edoardo Gori; 1 Andrea Lo Cicero, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 5 Marco Bortolami, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 7 Robert Barbieri, 8 Sergio Parisse. Replacements: 16 Tommaso D'Apice, 17 Lorenzo Cittadini, 18 Joshua Furno, 19 Simone Favaro, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21 Tobias Botes, 22 Giulio Toniolatti