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Rizzo named on Italy bench

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Michele Rizzo has been named on the Italy bench for Sunday's RBS 6 Nations game against England at Twickenham (3pm, live on ITV).

Rizzo, who has made four starts for Leicester Tigers this season after returning from long-term injury, is set to make his 23rd appearance for the Azzurri.
The loosehead prop won his last international cap at London’s Olympic Park when Italy played Ireland in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
England are due to name their team at 10am on Friday. Dan Cole and Ben Youngs are among the 24 players retained by head coach Eddie Jones to prepare for the game.
15 Edoardo Padovani (Zebre Rugby, 8 caps)
14 Giulio Bisegni (Zebre Rugby, 6 caps)
13 Michele Campagnaro  (Exeter Chiefs, 27 caps)
12 Luke McLean (Benetton Treviso, 86 caps)
11 Giovanbattista Venditti (Zebre Rugby, 40 caps)
10 Tommaso Allan (Benetton Treviso, 29 caps)
9 Edoardo Gori (Benetton Treviso, 58 caps)
1 Andrea Lovotti (Zebre Rugby, 11 caps)
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (Stade Toulousain, 84 caps)
3 Lorenzo Cittadini (Aviron Bayonnais, 55 caps)
4 Marco Fuser (Benetton Treviso, 18 caps)
5 Andries Van Schalkwyk (Zebre Rugby, 9 caps)
6 Abraham Steyn (Benetton Treviso, 8 caps)
7 Simone Favaro (Glasgow Warriors, 34 caps)
8 Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais, 123 caps) captain
16 Ornel Gega (Benetton Treviso, 10 caps)
17 Michele Rizzo (Leicester Tigers, 22 caps)
18 Pietro Ceccarelli (Zebre Rugby, 6 caps)
19 George Biagi  (Zebre Rugby, 16 caps)
20 Maxime Mata Mbandà ' (Zebre Rugby, 5 caps)
21 Giorgio Bronzini (Benetton Treviso, 5 caps)
22 Carlo Canna (Zebre Rugby, 17 caps)
23 Tommaso Benvenuti (Benetton Treviso, 39 caps)