O'Shea recalls Biagi & Giammarioli for France clash

George Biagi and Renato Giammarioli are back in the Italy squad as they seek a shock win over France.

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has recalled George Biagi into the squad to face France in the Six Nations, with Renato Giammarioli, Giovanni Licata and Giulio Bisegni also drafted in.

The Azzurri have been thumped 46-15 by England and 56-19 by Ireland in the first two matches of the tournament

O'Shea's side will look to pull off an upset in Paris a week on Friday and have opted to bring back lock Biagi and flanker Giammarioli, who both featured against England but missed the match in Dublin.

Flanker Licata last played against South Africa in November, while centre Bisegni has not made an appearance since Italy's 2017 Six Nations loss to England in February of that year.

Full-back Edoardo Padovani is still out with an ankle injury.


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