ROME - FORMER Naitasiri number eight Manoa Vosawai is expected to play against the Flying Fijians after he was named in the Italy squad announced yesterday.
Vosawai has been a regular in the Italian fifteens squad for the past few years and will be one of the key experienced men coach Jacques Brunel will be relying on in the Tests against Fiji, Argentina and Australia.
Captain Sergio Parisse and popular prop Martin Castrogiovanni who are closing in on a century of caps after they were also named in the 30-man squad for next month's international Tests.
Both Stade Francais No.8 Parisse and Toulon's Castrogiovanni have 98 caps and could surpass the century landmark during upcoming Tests.
Veteran lock Marco Bortolami could also reach the milestone as he has 97 caps but unlike the other two, he is no longer a regular starter.
Alongside the experienced trio, Frenchman Brunel has called up uncapped duo Tommaso Allan and Treviso centre Michele Campagnaro.