We should have lost to Italy last year. The days of Italy being whipping boys are gone I'm afraid. They will give us nothing easy and it would be an insult to them to play reserve players. Also this is Kidney we are dealing with. There is no way he'll do anything extreme whether you like it or not it'll be the same squad throughout.
Going by their performance against France and England they havent improved on last year. They still have no back line and rely solely on their pack which keeps them in contention for 40 minutes but thats about as far as they can go.
I dont think Kidney will change the team though. POM will probably get a run out at 60 mins.