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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