Morais rings the changes
PA Sport
September 17, 2007

Portugal coach Tomaz Morais has rung the changes for his side's World Cup Pool C clash against Italy in Paris on Wednesday.

There are only six survivors from the team that were defeated 108-13 by New Zealand in Lyon on Saturday.

Winger Antonio Aguilar and centre Diogo Mateus retain their places in the back division, while Morais keeps faith with hooker Joao Correia, prop Ruben Spachuck, lock Goncalo Uva and number eight Vasco Uva in the pack.

Prop Rui Cordeiro, who scored a try against New Zealand, and goal-kicking fly-half Duarte Pinto are two of the players recalled.

The match will be tournament debutants Portugal's third in 11 days. Their loss to the All Blacks was preceded by a 56-10 defeat to Scotland.

Portugal team for Wednesday's Pool C match against Italy at the Parc des Princes in Paris:

P Cabral; David Mateus, F Sousa, Diogo Mateus, A Aguilar; D Pinto, J Pinto; R Cordeiro, J Correia, R Spachuck, D Penalva, G Uva, T Girco, J Uva, V Uva (capt).

Replacements: JM Mure, A Silva, D Figueiredo, P Murinello, L Pissarra, D Gama, G Foro.

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