Pool C latest – Castro benched

Keo.co.za brings you the latest World Cup news from Pool C.

Castro benched - Tighthead Martin Castrogiovanni has been dropped to the reserves for Italy’s match against Russia on Tuesday.

Coach Nick Mallett has made 12 changes in all. Only captain Sergio Parisse, fullback Andrea Masi and back Tommaso Benvenuti, who has moved from wing to outside centre, have been retained in the starting XV.

Italy – 15. Andrea Masi, 14. Giulio Toniolatti, 13. Tommaso Benvenuti, 12. Matteo Pratichetti, 11. Luke McLean, 10. Riccardo Bocchino, 9. Edoardo Gori, 8. Sergio Parisse (c), 7. Mauro Bergamasco, 6. Paul Derbyshire, 5. Marco Bortolami, 4. Quintin Geldenhuys, 3. Lorenzo Cittadini, 2. Fabio Ongaro, 1. Salvatore Perugini.
Subs: 16. Tommaso D’Apice, 17. Martin Castrogiovanni, 18. Cornelius van Zyl, 19. Alessandro Zanni, 20. Pablo Canavosio, 21. Luciano Orquera, 22. Alberto Sgarbi.