Hooker Andrea Manici, scrumhalf Alberto Chillon, winger Leonardo Sarto, all from Zebre Rugby, and 30-year-old Treviso flyhalf Alberto Di Bernado are all in line for their debuts in the June 8-22 tournament that also includes the host nation, Scotland and Samoa.
Mirco Bergamasco is still out with a knee fracture he sustained during last year's loss to Australia, while Paul Derbyshire, Simone Favaro and Quintin Geldenhuys were also unavailable through injury.
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- Alberto Chillon
- Andrea Manici
- Leonardo Sarto