Italy ready to face England

Sydney Roosters full-back Anthony Minichiello will captain Italy against England in the first ever senior international between the two nations at Salford tomorrow.

Minichiello lines up alongside Roosters team-mate Aiden Guerra and brother Mark, the Gold Coast Titans back-rower.

Prolific kicker Josh Mantellato, of Newcastle Knights, will start on the wing, with Warrington youngster James Saltonstall on the opposite flank.

St Helens prop Anthony Laffranchi will also start in the front-row.

The game, which takes place after the England Knights take on Samoa, will allow unlimited interchanges.

The Italy team to face England at Salford City Stadium tomorrow is:

1  Anthony Minichiello (Sydney Roosters, captain)
2  Josh Mantellato (Newcastle Knights)
3  James Tedesco (Wests Tigers)
4  Aiden Guerra (Sydney Roosters)
5  James Saltonstall (Warrington Wolves)
6  Ryan Ghetti (Northern Pride)
7  Tim Maccan (Tweed Head Seagulls)
8  Anthony Laffranchi (St Helens)
9  Dean Parata (Parramatta)
10  Paul Vaughan (Canberra Raiders)
11  Mark Minichiello (Gold Coast Titans)
12  Brenden Santi (Parramatta Eels)
13  Joel Riethmuller (North Queensland Cowboys)

Interchange

14  Ben Falcone (South Logan)
15  Gavin Hiscox (Central Coast Capras)
16  Giole Celerino (North West Roosters, Italy)
17  Sam Gardel (South Logan)
18  Christophe Calegari (Lezignan)
19  Chris Centrino (North Sydney Bears)
20  Cameron Ciraldo (Penrith Panthers)
21  Fabrizio Ciaurro (Coventry Bears)
22  Ray Nasso (Avignon)
23  Ben Musalino (Manly Sea Eagles)
24  Ryan Tramonte (Windsor Wolves)

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