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Ghiraldini named Italy captain

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Leonardo Ghiraldini will captain Italy for their final game of this season's RBS 6 Nations championship against Wales in Rome.Sergio Parisse has been ruled out through injury and Leicester Tigers hooker Ghiraldini takes over as skipper for the Azzurri.   Ghiraldini is joined in the Italy front row by his Tigers teammate Michele Rizzo, who is called into the matchday 23 after scoring his first try in Leicester colours during last weekend’s LV= Cup semi-final.   And their club teammate Robert Barbieri completes the trio of Tigers in the Italy matchday squad, the back-rower is named among the replacements for the game at the Stadio Olympico.   The game between Italy and Wales kicks off at 12.30pm UK time and is live on BBC TV.   15 Luke McLean (Sale Sharks, 67 caps) 14 Leonardo Sarto (Zebre Rugby, 15 caps) 13 Luca Morisi (Benetton Treviso, 13 caps) 12 Andrea Masi (London Wasps, 90 caps) 11 Giovambattista Venditti (Zebre Rugby, 26 caps) 10 Kelly Haimona (Zebre Rugby, 6 caps) 9 Edoardo Gori (Benetton Treviso, 41 caps) 1 Michele Rizzo (Leicester Tigers, 15 caps) 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (Leicester Tigers, 74 caps) captain 3 Martin Castrogiovanni (RT Toulon, 109 caps) 4 George Biagi (Zebre Rugby, 7 caps) 5 Joshua Furno (Newcastle Falcons, 28 caps) 6 Francesco Minto (Benetton Treviso, 15 caps) 7 Mauro Bergamasco (Zebre Rugby, 101 caps) 8 Samuela VunisaA (Zebre Rugby, 4 caps)   Replacements 16 Andrea Manici (Zebre Rugby, 10 caps) 17 Alberto de Marchi (Sale Sharks, 27 caps) 18 Dario Chistolini (Zebre Rugby, 9 caps) 19 Quintin Geldenhuys (Zebre Rugby, 53 caps) 20 Robert BarbieriI (Leicester Tigers, 38 caps) 21 Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre Rugby, 7 caps) 22 Luciano Orquera (Zebre Rugby, 47 caps) 23 Enrico Bacchin (Benetton Treviso, 2 caps)