Following successful trial camps, Italy have named their squad for a two match U19s series against the touring England Lionhearts Youth.
Both matches will be played in Este.
Tiziano Franchini has named 21 players from six clubs to contest the games.
“I am very excited that we will play against such an experienced side,” he said. “It will be very hard but we are progressing after our domestic junior championship. There will be new faces and some who performed extremely well to beat Serbia last year.”
Italy U19 squad
Paolin (Arieti Este), Folletto (Arieti Este), Paluello (Arieti Este), Manfrinato (Arieti Este)
Byaoui (Lions Brescia), Radetic (Lions Brescia)
Perissinotto (NW Roosters), Giorgis (NW Roosters), Diac (NW Roosters)
Amerio (Torino XIII), Converso (Torino XIII), Angotti (Torino XIII), Piturro (Torino XIII)
Ziliotti (Brianza Tigers), Morao (Brianza Tigers), Caprotti (Brianza Tigers), Santarelli (Brianza Tigers)
Biondoli (XIII del Ducato), Birleanu (XIII del Ducato), Calcagno (XIII del Ducato), Solimanu (XIII del Ducato)