Benetton Rugby – Team Announcement

Guinness PRO12 Editor
30 October 2014

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The seventh round of the Guinness PRO12 comes back after two weeks of Champions Cup action, with Benetton Treviso involved tomorrow night at Scotstoun in Glasgow, against the Warriors, second in the league table.

The game will be played at 19:35 GMT with no tv coverage and direction entrusted to Welsh referee Ian Davies.

Two new faces in the backline with Alberto Lucchese at scrum half and Enrico Bacchin at first centre who will pair with Michele Campagnaro, already on the scorers' list with a double in the previous meeting between the two teams on October 5th at Stadio Monigo.

In the scrum, the back line will be formed by Italian internationals Francesco Minto, Simone Favaro and Alessandro Zanni who will make his 50th appeareance in the Guinness PRO12.

Another important step will be that of Corniel Van Zyl, on his 150th cap for Benetton Treviso, and who will play as lock together with Tomas Vallejos.

Up front, Davide Giazzon and Matteo Zanusso are confirmed, while tight-head prop will be Salesi Manu.

UNAVAILABLE PLAYERS: Dean Budd, Paul Derbyshire, Marco Fuser, Giovanni Maistri, Bruno Mercanti, Matteo Muccignat, Antonio Pavanello, Franco Sbaraglini, Alberto Sgarbi, Meyer Swanepoel.

Starting line-up:

15 Jayden Hayward
14 Simone Ragusi
13 Michele Campagnaro
12 Enrico Bacchin
11 Ludovico Nitoglia
10 Sam Christie
9 Alberto Lucchese

8 Francesco Minto
7 Alessandro Zanni (captain)
6 Simone Favaro
5 Corniel Van Zyl
4 Tomas Vallejos
3 Salesi Manu
2 Davide Giazzon
1 Matteo Zanusso


16 Amar Kudin
17 Albert Anae
18 Rupert Harden
19 Mat Luamanu
20 Marco Lazzaroni
21 Marco Barbini
22 Luca Morisi
23 James Ambrosini

Head Coach: Umberto Casellato.

MATCH: Glasgow Warriors-Benetton Treviso
VENUE: Scotstoun (Glasgow)
DATE: 31.10.2014
K.O.: 19:35 GMT

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