while and wherein is the game?
it’s Italy vs England, the first fit for each team within the 2018 Six international locations.
The healthy will take place the following day, so Sunday February four at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
What time is kick-off?
it’s a 3pm GMT start.
What television channel is it on?
BBC and ITV are sharing the matches from this year’s match – and this one might be on ITV.
alternatively, you could comply with each moment of the motion right here with Telegraph sport.
what’s the team news?
Alessandro Zanni will win his 100th cap for Italy after being drafted into the group following a two-year absence for their Six international locations opener towards England in Rome.
The 34-year-antique, who turned into named at lock, final played against Wales in the Six nations in March 2016 and has been out injured for an awful lot of the time in view that. He has spent most of his profession as a unfastened forward.
he’s amongst seven changes inside the team named by using instruct Conor O’Shea on Friday from their 35-6 defeat to South Africa in Padua last November.
Tommaso Allan returns at fly-1/2 after harm kept him out of the ultimate 3 internationals against Fiji, Argentina and the Springboks and there are beginning berths for veterans Tommaso Benvenuti at wing and hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini.
Sunday’s team consists of seven players who may be making their first Six international locations appearance, which include Matteo Minozzi at fullback, the centre pairing of Tommaso Boni and Tommaso Castello, youthful flankers Renato Giammarioli and Sebastian Negri, New Zealand-born lock Dean Budd and Simone Ferrari within the the front row.
Ben Te’o will make his first England look in almost a yr after being picked at out of doors centre for the NatWest 6 international locations conflict with Italy in Rome.
Te’o has ousted Jonathan Joseph from the range thirteen jersey after completing his healing from the excessive ankle sprain which ruled him out for 3 months, a spell which encompassed the autumn series.
The Stadio Olimpico showdown on Sunday could be the first time the rugby league convert, who won two caps for the British and Irish Lions ultimate summer, has performed since October.