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Aironi squad to face Cardiff Blues

Guinness PRO12 Editor

28 Oct 2010

After suffering their sixth league defeat at Newport last weekend , Aironi prepare to face Cardiff Blues on Friday night with five new faces in the starting XV.

Two of these changes are in the backs, with Gabriel Pizarro returning in place of Matteo Pratichetti, who injured himself in the final minutes of the Dragons clash. The second change sees Danwel Demas replace Venditti on the left wing.

At half back, TitoTebaldi returns to play alongside Ludovic Mercier, with Pablo Canavosio on the bench.

Perugini, Ongaro and Redolfini are confirmed for the front row, while Quintin Geldenhuys starts in place of Carlo Del Fava (injured during an Italian national team training session) in the second row. The back row sees Jaco Erasmus joining Andrea Benatti and Nick Williams.

There is also good news for Italian International prop Matias Aguero as he has finally recovered from his summer injury and could be on the bench for the first time this season.

Aironi Team:

15 Julien Laharrague; 14 Giulio Toniolatti, 13 Rodd Penney, 12 Gabriel Pizarro, 11 Danwel Demas; 10 Ludovic Mercier, 9 Tito Tebaldi; 1 Salvatore Perugini, 2 Fabio Ongaro, 3 Luca Redolfini; 4 Marco Bortolami, 5 Quintin Geldenhuys (cap); 6 Jaco Erasmus, 7 Andrea Benatti, 8 Nick Williams.

Replacements: 16 Roberto Santamaria, 17 Matias Aguero, 18 Alberto De Marchi, 19 Joshua Furno, 20 Simone Favaro, 21 Pablo Canavosio, 22 Gilberto Pavan, 23 Riccardo Bocchino.