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Benetton Rugby team to face Scarlets

Guinness PRO14 Rugby Editor

9 Feb 2018

Benetton Rugby team to face Scarlets

After more than a month of absence from the Monigo Stadium, Benetton Rugby will return to play Scarlets Rugby in Round 14 of the Guinness PRO14.

Coach Crowley will have to do without 14 players involved with the Italian National Team who face Ireland on Saturday afternoon.

During the week, however, the technical staff has had the opportunity to work with several permit players from the Veneto teams who gave good impressions.

The following were selected: Giacomo Nicotera and Marco Zanon from Mogliano Rugby, Simone Rossi from Petrarca Rugby, Gianmarco Piva scrum-half from Rugby Paese who spent two years as Under 18 team captain.

Full back will be Luca Sperandio on the wings Andrea Bronzini and Monty Ioane. Tommaso Iannone and Luca Morisi will be respectively right and left centre. The half backs are Tito Tebaldi at scrum half and Marty Banks at fly-half.

The front row will consist of Alberto De Marchi, Tomas Baravalle and Matteo Zanusso.

Locks will be Marco Lazzaroni and Irné Herbst. Finally, the back row sees Alberto Sgarbi, Marco Barbini and Whetu Douglas completing the XV chosen by Crowley.

Noteworthy: the presence of Marco Riccioni released by the Italian National team.

BENETTON RUGBY:

15 Luca Sperandio, 14 Andrea Bronzini, 13 Tommaso Iannone, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Whetu Douglas, 7 Marco Barbini, 6 Alberto Sgarbi (C), 5 Irné Hebst, 4 Marco Lazzaroni, 3 Matteo Zanusso, 2 Tomas Baravalle, 1 Alberto De Marchi.

Replacements:

16 Hame Faiva, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Marco Riccioni, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Francesco Minto, 21 Giorgio Bronzini, 22 Marco Zanon, 23 Simone Rossi

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Tommaso Allan, Robert Barbieri, Tommaso Benvenuti, Luca Bigi, Ignacio Brex, Angelo Esposito, Simone Ferrari, Ornel Gega, Edoardo Gori, Jayden Hayward, Engjel Makelara, Nasi Manu, Ian McKinley, Sebastian Negri, Tiziano Pasquali, Nicola Quaglio, Federico Ruzza, Abraham Steyn, Michael Tagicakibau, Federico Zani, Alessandro Zanni

Referee: George Clancy (IRFU)
Assistants: Mark Patton (IRFU), Gianluca Gnecchi (FIR)
Citing Commissar: Roberto Carra (FIR)
TMO: Leo Colgan (IRFU)

LIVE – You can follow the match on new Benetton Rugby official app:
Click here for iOS
Click here for Android
And on Benetton rugby official twitter account.

TV Coverage: Eurosport Player Platform

The Benetton Rugby thanks the Veneto teams for their collaboration and for giving us the opportunity to use their players.

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