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Not many changes for Benetton’s lineup

Guinness PRO12 Editor

30 Sep 2011

There are few changes for Benetton Treviso for Saturday’s home game against the Scarlets.

There are happy memories for Franco Smith’s team and the Welsh region – on September 4th, 2010 they beat Nigel Davies’s XV, giving Benetton their first league win.

Benetton Treviso also reached another important milestone for Italian rugby: The first away win in the tournament last Friday against the Glasgow Warriors.

There are not many changes to Saturday’s starting XV.

The backs are unchanged, following the good performance at Firhill Stadium.

The biggest changes are in the front row, with Enrico Ceccato and Augusto Allori replacing Diego Vidal and Pedro Di Santo, the latter replaced also on the bench by debutant Carlo Fazzari, the prop who arrived from Padova this summer.

DATE: 1st October 2011
K.O.: 15 (3 pm)

Starting lineup:
15 Ludovico Nitoglia
14 Tommaso Iannone
13 Ezio Galon
12 Luca Morisi
11 Brendan Williams
10 Kristopher Burton
9 Alberto Chillon
8 Marco Filippucci
7 Francesco Minto
6 Manoa Vosawai
5 Benjamin Vermaak
4 Antonio Pavanello (captain)
3 Augusto Allori
2 Enrico Ceccato
1 Michele Rizzo

On the bench:

16 Diego Vidal
17 Matteo Muccignat
18 Carlo Fazzari
19 Valerio Bernabò
20 Gonzalo Padrò
21 Willem De Waal
22 Simon Picone
23 Alberto Di Bernardo

Head Coach: Franco Smith