Sunday 27th September 2009
Bradford's Chris Nero has been forced to withdraw from the Italian squad for the rugbyleague.com European Cup.
The Italians' selection for the tournament does include players who make their representative debut at this level include a number of stars from their domestic competition along with some more familiar names.
Half back Dominic Brambani, who starred with Castleford and Halifax before a successful spell with Sheffield is included after he spent this season playing on the Gold Coast. Former Keighley Cougar Marco Ferrazzano has been a stand out for the Azzuri over the past couple of seasons and Chris Borgese, who interested Salford, is also included along with experienced campaigner Paul Franze and former Workington back Franco Kmet.
Dominic Brambani (Hinterland Storm), Edoardo Lerna (Woodrush RU), Angelo Ricci (Queensbury) ,Jonathan Marcinzack (West Bowling) , Marco Ferrazzano (Unattached) , Jason Dubas-Fisher (Leeds Akkies), Cyril Armani (Avignon), Alex D'aprile (Cumbria), Filippo Maserati (Piemonte XIII), Matthew Sands (Lyon),Mauro Di Maggio (Mastini XIII),Paul Stanica (Nafit XIII), Fabio Berzieri (Mastini XIII), Daniele Pasqualini (Mastini XIII), Giovanni Franchi (Mastini XIII), Filippo Veronese (La Rocca XIII), Filippo Righetto (Mastini XIII) , Claudio Forte (Nafit XIII) , Pier Luigi Gentile (Piemonte XIII) , Matteo Foschi (Mastini XIII) , Nicolino Facco (Nafit XIII) , Aidan Guerra (Melbourne Storm) ,Chris Borgese (Redcliffe Dolphins), Mark Dalle Cort (Unattached) , Anthony Severin (Paris) , Paul Franze (Gateshead Thunder) , Daniele Gnata (Nafit XIII), Ludovico Torreggiani (Nafit XIII) , Andrea Zacchia (La Rocca XIII) , Franco Kmet (West Tigers)