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Benetton Rugby Team News


16 Sep 2016

Benetton Rugby travel to Swansea tomorrow night to face the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in the third round of the Guinness PRO12 .

The opponents will be Ospreys, the current leader of  the championship after wins against Zebre and Connacht. You can follow the match live from 20:35 (italian time) on www.therugbychannel.it

This morning at the end of the last training session before flying to Wales, the Benetton Rugby staff has announced the team that will take the field.

There is a large number of changes from the Lions coaching staff, with 15 changes to the 23 present within the team sheet.

Full back will be Luke McLean, on the wings David Odiete and Andrea Buondonno. Tommaso Benvenuti and captain Alberto Sgarbi will be respectively right and left centre.

The half backs are Edoardo Gori at scrum half and Tommaso Allan at fly-half.

The front row will consist of Alberto De Marchi, Roberto Santamaria and Tiziano Pasquali.

Locks will be Filippo Gerosa and Filo Paulo. Finally, the back row sees Dean Budd, Marco Lazzaroni and Marco Barbini completing the Benetton Rugby XV.

15 Luke McLean, 14 David Odiete, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Alberto Sgarbi ( C ), 11 Andrea Buondonno, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Marco Barbini, 7 Marco Lazzaroni, 6 Dean Budd, 5 Filo Paulo, 4 Filippo Gerosa, 3 Tiziano Pasquali, 2 Roberto Santamaria, 1 Alberto De Marchi.

16 Luca Bigi, 17 Matteo Zanusso, 18 Cherif Traore, 19 Guglielmo Zanini, 20 Abraham Steyn, 21 Tito Tebaldi, 22 Ian McKinley, 23 Andrea Pratichetti

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Marty Banks, Robert Barbieri, Giorgio Bronzini, Filippo Filippetto, Marco Fuser, Ornel Gega, Davide Giazzon, Jayden Hayward, Jean-Francois Montauriol, Luca Morisi, Michael Tagicakibau, Alessandro Zanni.