Kick-off at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, where the Boks played once before in 2001, is at 15h00 (SA time), and the match will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

The two changes to the starting team are both in the front row, where Pietro Ceccarelli (prop) and Giacomo Nicotera (hooker) will start in place of Simone Ferrari and Gianmarco Lucchesi respectively.

The experienced Tommaso Allan will start at fyhalf again, after he was a late replacement last week for Paolo Garbisi. The only change on the bench sees Manuel Zuliani replace Toa Halafihi.

“We achieved a historic result against Australia, but we are not satisfied,” said Crowley, a former All Black fullback.

“The following day the focus was immediately shifted to South Africa. It will be a very intense match from a physical point of view. We continue on this path proving to be competitive in every game.”

Italy kicked off their November campaign with a 49-17 win over Samoa 49-17 in Padova before their first victory over the Wallabies, by 28-27, last weekend in Florence.
Italy team:

15 Ange Capuozzo (Stade Toulousain, 6 caps)
14 Pierre Bruno (Zebre Parma, 6 caps)
13 Juan Ignacio Brex (Benetton Rugby, 17 caps)
12 Luca Morisi (London Irish, 38 caps)
11 Monty Ioane (Melbourne Rebels, 16 caps)
10 Tommaso Allan (Harlequins, 65 caps)
9 Stephen Varney (Gloucester Rugby, 14 caps)

8 Lorenzo Cannone (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
7 Michele Lamaro (captain, Benetton Rugby, 20 caps)
6 Sebastian Negri (Benetton Rugby, 39 caps)
5 Federico Ruzza (Benetton Rugby, 35 caps)
4 Niccolò Cannone (Benetton Rugby, 24 caps)
3 Pietro Ceccarelli (CA Brive, 23 caps)
2 Giacomo Nicotera (Benetton Rugby, 6 caps)
1 Danilo Fischetti (London Irish, 24 caps)


16 Gianmarco Lucchesi (Benetton Rugby, 16 caps)
17 Ivan Nemer (Benetton Rugby, 10 caps)
18 Simone Ferrari (Benetton Rugby, 39 caps)
19 David Sisi (Zebre Parma, 26 caps)
20 Manuel Zuliani (Benetton Rugby, 5 caps)
21 Alessandro Garbisi (Benetton Rugby, 2 caps)
22 Edoardo Padovani (Benetton Rugby, 39 caps)
23 Tommaso Menoncello (Benetton Rugby, 5 caps)