Two centurions in Italy's pack to face Wales
wru.co.uk and James Mortimer 31 Jan 2014 Getty Images
Bortolami joins Quintin Geldenhuys in the second row and centurion Martin Castrogiovanni, Leonardo Ghiraldini and Michele Rizzo form a formidable front row.
Among those missing in action are Wasps full-back Andrea Masi, Zebre wing Giovanbattista Venditti and La Rochelle centre Gonzalo Canale.
Tomasso Benvenuti is absent through injury which means Treviso's Angelo Esposito will make his debut on the wing. Esposito is joined in the back-three by Luke McLean and wing Leonardo Sarto, with Michele Campagnaro alongside Alberto Sgarbi at centre.
Tommaso Allan lines up at fly half in a combination with Edoardo Gori.
Italy: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Leonardo Sarto, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Mauro Bergamasco, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Marco Bortolami, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Michele Rizzo.
Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Alberto De Marchi, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Joshua Furno, 20 Francesco Minto, 21 Tobias Botes, 22 Luciano Orquera, 23 Tommaso Iannone.
With thanks to Welsh Rugby.
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