Six Nations
Castrogiovanni sidelined after dog bites nose
ESPN Staff
February 23, 2015
Martin Castrogiovanni is a doubt for the match at Murrayfield © PA Photos
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Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni is a doubt for Saturday's match against Scotland after a friend's dog bit his nose with the injury requiring 14 stitches.

Castrogiovanni's absence in the provisional squad for the round three match was described by Italy as a "minor household accident" which he suffered last Saturday. Wasps' Lorenzo Cittadini has been called into the squad as cover as they will give Castrogiovanni until midweek to prove his fitness.

Italy have made two other changes to the squad for Saturday's match with Antonio Pavanello included as they monitor second-row Marco Bortalami's fitness. Uncapped centre Enrico Bacchin is also named with Andrea Masi sidelined with a cut suffered against Newcastle on Friday night while on Wasps duty.

Italy:

Forwards:

Matias Aguero, Dario Chistolini, Lorenzo Cittadini, Alberto de Marchi, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Andrea Manici, George Fabio Biagi, Marco Bortolami, Josh Furno, Marco Fuser, Antonio Pavanello, Marco Barbini, Mauro Bergamasco, Simone Favaro, Francesco Minto, Sergio Parisse, Semuela Vunisa

Backs:

Edoardo Gori, Gugleilmo Palazzani, Marcello Violi, Tommaso Allan, Kelly Haimona, Enrico Bacchin, Giulio Bisegni, Tommaso Boni, Luke McLean, Luca Morisi, Simone Ragusi, Leonardo Sarto, Giovambattista Venditti, Michele Visentin

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