Favaro replaces Esposito in Italy sqaud

Favaro replaces Esposito in Italy sqaud

Italy have called winger Simone Favaro into their World Cup squad after Angelo Esposito’s tournament hopes were dashed by a shoulder injury.

Esposito, originally part of the 31-man squad named by coach Jacques Brunel last week, suffered the injury in Italy’s record 48-7 defeat to Scotland last weekend.

The Italians have been drawn in a tough Pool D with France, Six Nations champions Ireland, Canada and Romania for the tournament which is being hosted by England and runs from September 18 to October 31.

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