Edoardo Gori, the Treviso scrum-half, has been given a three-week ban for a dangerous tackle against Leinster in last week's match.
Stand-in Italy captain Leonardo Ghiraldini was heavily critical of his team's mental failings after they were thrashed by Wales.
Wales ran in 47 second-half points as they beat Italy 61-20 in Rome, giving themselves the best possible chance of winning the Six Nations....
Would it be an exaggeration to suggest Italy are the favourites to beat France in their Six Nations clash in Rome on Sunday?
Italy will be without talisman Sergio Parisse as they make five changes for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Wales in Rome.
Wales ended Ireland's hopes of a Six Nations Grand Slam and in the process climbed to fifth in the World Rugby Rankings.
Jacques Brunel admits Italy paid the price for not taking advantage their early possession in their heavy defeat at home to France.
Yoann Maestri's first international try helped France to a morale-boosting 29-0 victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Martin Castrogiovanni has been dropped by Italy for their last two Six Nations games after missing Saturday's win over Scotland.
Saracens have announced the signing of Italian international back-rower Samuela Vunisa from PRO12 strugglers Zebre.
The Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) have confirmed that they will throw their hat into the ring to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Ireland have moved back up to third spot in the World Rugby Rankings after their impressive 19-9 Six Nations win over England on Sunday....
Sergio Parisse believes Italy proved a point in Edinburgh this weekend with their last-gasp win over Scotland.
Italy claimed a rare Six Nations victory on the road on Saturday, coming from behind to beat Scotland 22-19 at Murrayfield.