Benetton Rugby team to face Scarlets

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor
02 November 2017

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Tomorrow evening, at Parc y Scarlets, Benetton Rugby will play the 8th round of the Guinness PRO14. The opponent of the whites and green Lions will be Scarlets Rugby.

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The match will start at 19.35 and will be directed by Irish referee George Clancy.

The Benetton Rugby technical staff have made ten changes compared to the XV that faced Edinburgh Rugby last weekend at Monigo Stadium. These are the 23 Lions that will take the field.

Full back will be Jayden Hayward, on the wings Angelo Esposito and Andrea Bronzini. Tommaso Benvenuti and Ignacio Brex will be right and left centre respectively.

The half backs are Giorgio Bronzini at scrum half and Ian McKinley at fly-half.

The front row will consist of Cherif Traore, Tomas Baravalle and Tiziano Pasquali.

Locks will be Alessandro Zanni and Federico Ruzza. Finally, the back row sees Whetu Douglas, Nasi Manu and captain Robert Barbieri completing the XV chosen by Crowley.
Benetton Rugby:

15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Ignacio Brex, 11 Andrea Bronzini, 10 Ian McKinley, 9 Giorgio Bronzini, 8 Robert Barbieri (C), 7 Nasi Manu, 6 Whetu Douglas, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Alessandro Zanni, 3 Tiziano Pasquali, 2 Tomas Baravalle, 1 Cherif Traore

Replacements:

16 Federico Zani, 17 Alberto De Marchi, 18 Filippo Filippetto, 19 Marco Lazzaroni, 20 Sebastian Negri, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Alberto Sgarbi, 23 Luca Sperandio

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable players: Tommaso Allan, Marty Banks, Marco Barbini, Andrea Buondonno, Ornel Gega, Tommaso Iannone, Engjel Makelara, Luca Morisi, Marco Riccioni, Michael Tagicakibau, Matteo Zanusso.

Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
Assistants referee: Joy Neville (IRFU), Justin Williams (WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Chris Morgan (WRU), Alan Jones (WRU)
TMO: Tim Hayes (WRU)

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