Italy head coach Conor O’Shea has announced his side to face Ireland this Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, in the second round of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations.

The 46-year-old has made four changes to the side that was beaten last weekend on home turf by Wales, with three of those coming in the pack.

Angelo Esposito comes in on the right wing for Giulio Bisegni, while on the opposite flank Giovanbattista Venditti will reach 40 caps for the Azzurri.

Simone Favaro returns to openside flanker having missed the opening round loss in place of Abraham Steyn, while Leonardo Ghiraldini starts at hooker for Ornel Gega.

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