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Benetton Rugby team to face Leinster Rugby

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor

1 Dec 2017

Marty Banks

After a very good match against Ulster last weekend, Benetton Rugby will play the 10th round of the Guinness PRO14 tomorrow at Monigo Stadium.

The opponent of the white and green Lions will be Leinster Rugby.

The match will start at 16.30pm and will be directed by Irish referee David Wilkinson and assistants Andrea Piardi and Manuel Bottino.

The Benetton Rugby technical staff changes two players compared to the XV that faced Ulster last weekend. There are three the changes on the bench.

Full back will be Marty Banks, on the wings Tommaso Benvenuti and Luca Sperandio. Ignacio Brex and captain Alberto Sgarbi will be respectively right and left centre.

The half backs are Giorgio Bronzini at scrum half and Tommaso Allan at fly-half.

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

Locks will be Alessandro Zanni and Irné Herbst. Finally, the back row sees Whetu Douglas, Nasi Manu and Robert Barbieri completing the XV chosen by Crowley.

Benetton Rugby:

15 Marty Banks, 14 Tommaso Benvenuti, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Alberto Sgarbi (C), 11 Luca Sperandio, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Giorgio Bronzini, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Nasi Manu, 6 Whetu Douglas, 5 Irné Herbst, 4 Alessandro Zanni, 3 Tiziano Pasquali, 2 Tomas Baravalle, 1 Cherif Traore.

Replacements: 16 Hame Faiva, 17 Nicola Quaglio, 18 Alberto De Marchi, 19 Federico Ruzza, 20 Marco Lazzaroni, 21 Sebastian Negri, 22 Edoardo Gori, 23 Luca Morisi

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Andrea Buondonno, Ornel Gega, Tommaso Iannone, Engjel Makelara, Marco Riccioni, Michael Tagicakibau.

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