Italy shot caller Conor O’Shea has now named his squad that will play out the remanding two Six Nations games. The Italians have had another poor tournament, and it looks to be getting no easier as they face France and Scotland in their last games.

Italy’s poor year only backs the idea of a promotion and relegation system within the tournament, as they are looking to be finishing bottom of the standings for yet another year. The rule would see a side replace the bottom place nation in the tournament, and this is certainly not a good thing for Italy as they are certainly below par at the moment.

Who thinks the Six Nations should adopt the suggested rule? If they do, who believes that Italy have what it takes to get themselves off the bottom in next years tournament to get themselves another year of Six Nations Rugby?


Italy squad:

Forwards: Pietro Ceccarelli, Dario Chistolini, Lorenzo Cittadini, Andrea Lovotti, Sami Panico, Tommaso D’Apice, Ornel Gega, Leonardo Ghiraldini, George Biagi, Marco Fuser, Federico Ruzza, Andries van Schalkwyk, Simone Favaro, Maxime Mata Mbanda’, Francesco Minto, Sergio Parisse (c), Abraham Steyn

Backs: Giorgio Bronzini, Edoardo Gori, Marcello Violi, Mediani D’Apertura, Carlo Canna, Matteo Minozzi, Tommaso Benvenuti, Tommaso Boni, Luke Mclean, Giulio Bisegni, Angelo Esposito, Giovambattista Venditti, Edoardo Padovani, Luca Sperandio