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Benetton Rugby team to face Zebre Rugby

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor

5 May 2017

Benetton Rugby team to face Zebre Rugby

Benetton Rugby face Zebre Rugby in the final match in the 2016/2017 season. The game will take place at Lanfranchi Stadium on Saturday at 18.15.

The match will be refereed by Marius Mitrea and the broadcaster will be Eurosport 2.

The game is a derby that sees both teams with the same points in the Championship table.

There will be two changes made by coach Kieran Crowley compared to the XV who faced Munster Rugby last Saturday.

Full back will be David Odiete, on the wings Angelo Esposito and Tommaso Benvenuti. Tommaso Iannone and Alberto Sgarbi will be right and left centre respectively.

Tito Tebaldi is at scrum half and Ian McKinley fly half.

The front row will be Federico Zani, Luca Bigi and Simone Ferrari. The locks are Marco Fuser and captain Dean Budd. Finally the back row consists of Francesco Minto, Abraham Steyn and Robert Barbieri at number 8.


15 David Odiete, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Tommaso Iannone, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Tommaso Benvenuti, 10 Ian McKinley, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Dean Budd (C), 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Federico Zani.

16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Alberto Porolli, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Teofilo Paulo, 20 Marco Lazzaroni, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Tommaso Allan, 23 Luca Sperandio

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Marty Banks, Marco Barbini, Alberto De Marchi, Filippo Filippetto, Ornel Gega, Jayden Hayward, Luke McLean, Luca Morisi, Nicola Quaglio, Alessandro Zanni, Matteo Zanusso.

Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR – 63rd tournament game)
AR1: Emanuele Tomo (FIR). AR2: Simone Boaretto (FIR).
TMO: Carlo Damasco (FIR).
TV: Eurosport Italia at 6.10pm (CET)