Ireland v Italy, Rugby World Cup, October 2
Mallet keeps changes to a minimum
ESPNscrum Staff
September 30, 2011
Italy fly-half Luciano Orquera dives over to score, Italy v United States, Rugby World Cup, Trafalgar Park, Nelson, New Zealand, September 27, 2011
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Italy head coach Nick Mallett has made just one change to his starting line-up for Sunday's must-win Rugby World Cup Pool C clash with Ireland in Dunedin.

The fit-again Andrea Masi has been been recalled at fullback after being forced to pull out of Tuesday's win over the USA Eagles at the eleventh hour and his return sees Luke McLean drop to the bench and Giulio Toniolatti drop out of the 22.

The Azzurri will qualify for the knockout stages if they defeat the Irish by more than seven points.

Italy: Andrea Masi; Tommaso Benvenuti, Gonzalo Canale, Gonzalo Garcia, Mirco Bergamasco; Luciano Orquera, Fabio Semenzato; Salvatore Perugini, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Martin Castrogiovanni; Quintin Geldenhuys, Cornelius van Zyl; Alessandro Zanni, Mauro Bergamasco, Sergio Parisse (cap).

Replacements: Fabio Ongaro, Andrea lo Cicero, Marco Bortolami, Paul Derbyshire, Edoardo Gori, Riccardo Bocchino, Luke McLean.

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