Italy duo back from injury, face Wallabies

Experienced loose forward Sebastian Negri and fullback Ange Capuozzo will both return from injury in Italy's starting line-up for Saturday's rugby Test against the Wallabies in Florence.

There are three changes from last week's 49-17 win over Samoa with France-based Capuozzo taking over from Tommaso Allan and Negri in for Manuel Zuliani on the side of the scrum.

Niccolo Cannone replaces David Sisi in the second row in the other change.

Cannone joins his brother Lorenzo in the team after the rookie No.8 made an impressive debut in the win over the Samoans in Padua.

"We started off on the right foot against Samoa, but now that game is a thing of the past and we are thinking about the present," said Italy coach Kieran Crowley.

"We will face a top-level team in Australia. We've worked at our best this week and if we play to our full potential we can make it difficult for our opponents.

Italy team:

15-Ange Capuozzo, 14-Pierre Bruno, 13-Juan Ignacio Brex, 12-Luca Morisi, 11-Montanna Ioane, 10-Paolo Garbisi, 9-Stephen Varney, 8-Lorenzo Cannone, 7-Michele Lamaro (captain), 6-Sebastian Negri, 5-Federico Ruzza, 4-Niccolo Cannone, 3-Simone Ferrari, 2-Giacomo Nicotera, 1-Danilo Fischetti. Res: 16-Giacomo Nicotera, 17-Ivan Nemer, 18-Pietro Ceccarelli, 19-David Sisi, 20-Toa Halafihi, 21-Alessandro Garbisi, 22-Tommaso Allan, 23-Tommaso Menoncello.