Former Australia international Anthony Minichiello has been appointed as Italy's assistant coach for the 2017 World Cup.
Italy claimed the 14th and final spot for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup after their play-off win over Russia.
Wales clinched a place in the 2017 World Cup after coming from 14-10 down at half-time to beat Italy 20-14 in Monza.
Wales will be heading to Monza to face Italy in their World Cup qualifying match this autumn.
Wales will take on old rivals Italy as part of their quest for a place in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
World Cup quarter-finalists Scotland are up to 11th in the latest world rugby league rankings announced on Friday.
Italy rugby league have named former Australia international Trent Barrett as successor to head coach Carlo Napolitano.
Tonga eliminated Italy from the World Cup with a 16-0 win, a result that sends Scotland through to the quarter-finals.
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