Both sides have one win and one loss from their opening two fixtures, with the wins both coming against France.
The wing told BBC Sport: "They will be the same as they were against France at home, and it will be a tough challenge. We will have to front up. They showed what they can do at top level against France.
"We tried to play a bit of rugby against France, and with the confidence of getting that win and putting all those losses behind us hopefully we can play the way we did in the Six Nations last year.
"Momentum-wise we need a win against Italy on the back of the win in France. Hopefully we are going to keep the winning run going now. The boys are really excited about this game."