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Benetton Rugby ready for Magners League debut

Guinness PRO12 Editor

3 Sep 2010

Benetton Rugby make their Magners League debut tomorrow, against The Scarlets at Stadio Comunale di Monigo, in Treviso.

After their last training session head coach Franco Smith has name the side that will face the Welsh region.

Italian international Luke McLean will take the number 15 jersey, leaving Khris Burton at fly-half with the backs completed by Alberto Sgarbi and Ezio Galon as centre and Benjamin De Jager alongside with the Academy product Tommaso Benvenuti on the wings, while Tobias Botes will play as scrum half.

The Italian national side is well represented also in the scrum with flankers Alessandro Zanni and Robert Barbieri, together with number 8, new signing Manoa Vosawai.
The captain, Antonio Pavanello, will cope with Corniel Van Zyl as lock and former Italian captain Leonardo Ghiraldini will play as hooker in a front row completed by Augusto Allori and Pedro Di Santo.

Benetton Treviso

15 Luke McLean
14 Tommaso Benvenuti
13 Ezio Galon
12 Alberto Sgarbi
11 Benjamin De Jager
10 Khristopher Burton
9 Tobias Botes
1 Augusto Allori
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
3 Pedro Di Santo
4 Antonio Pavanello (captain)
5 Cornelius Van Zyl
6 Robert Barbieri
7 Alessandro Zanni
8 Manoa Vosawai


16 Diego Vidal
17 Lorenzo Cittadini
18 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet
19 Enrico Pavanello
20 Paul Derbyshire
21 Fabio Semenzato
22 Simon Picone
23 Brendan Williams