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Preview: Free-scoring Edinburgh set for Treviso test

Avatar Peter White 1 Nov 2019

The scene is set for a tantalising match-up between these two sides in Treviso, with Benetton looking to build on their first win of the campaign last time out against Conference B’s highest scorers, Edinburgh.

Last year’s quarter-finalists survived a thrilling comeback attempt from Isuzu Southern Kings to get their season up and running in Round 4, and will be confident of adding to their tally having lost just twice at Stadio Monigo in any competition since this weekend last season.

But Richard Cockerill’s men will be no walkover and with 129 points scored and three wins from their first four matches, the Scotsmen will be eager to strengthen their league credentials at this early stage.

Benetton have made six changes to their 23 from last weekend, including Jayden Hayward coming in at full-back and Tommaso Allan at fly-half.

Edinburgh welcome back a quartet of Scotland internationals to their XV – Jamie Bhatti, Lewis Carmichael, Magnus Bradbury and Damien Hoyland – and last season’s golden boot winner, Jaco van der Walt.

Kick-off: At Stadio Monigo, Treviso | KO 17:15 (UK) / 18:15 (ITA), Saturday 2 November

How to watch: Live on eir sport 2, Premier Sports 2, DAZN, PRO14.tv

Players to watch out for: Federico Ruzza (Benetton), Mark Bennett (Edinburgh)

Benetton were somewhat fortunate to cling on to their lead against Southern Kings last weekend, making replacement Ruzza’s try all the more important in getting them off the mark.

The 25-year-old could once again prove to be a prominent weapon off the bench as he looks to bolster his team’s fortunes and his own hopes of a starting berth.

Edinburgh have been blistering in attack so far this season and Bennett has been central to their threat, bagging five tries already.

The former Sevens star will be among the likely candidates to punish any holes in the Benetton defence to help steer his side to victory.

Key stat: Edinburgh’s last four matches against Italian opponents have all been won by the home side on the day, while they have won just once on their last four visits to Italy.

Benetton: Jayden Hayward, Ratuva Tavuyara, Ignacio Brex, Tommaso Benvenuti, Angelo Esposito, Tommaso Allan, Dewaldt Duvenage, Federico Zani, Tomas Baravalle, Tiziano Pasquali, Irné Herbst, Eli Snyman, Sebastian Negri, Abraham Steyn, Toa Halafihi

Replacements: Hame Faiva, Cherif Traore, Michele Mancini Parri, Niccolò Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Giovanni Pettinelli, Tito Tebaldi, Antonio Rizzi

Edinburgh: Blair Kinghorn, Eroni Sau, Mark Bennett, Matt Scott, Damien Hoyland, Jaco van der Walt, Henry Pyrgos, Jamie Bhatti, Mike Willemse, Pietro Ceccarelli, Fraser McKenzie, Lewis Carmichael, Ally Miller, Luke Crosbie, Magnus Bradbury

Replacements: David Cherry, Pierre Schoeman, Murray McCallum, Sam Thomson, Viliame Mata, Nic Groom, Simon Hickey, George Taylor


Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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Report: Benetton outmanoeuvre Edinburgh in close contest

Avatar Nicola Kenton 2 Nov 2019

Benetton’s superb home record remained in tact after they produced their second win in the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season.

Having lost just twice at Stadio Monigo in any competition in the past year, tries from Jayden Hayward and Tomas Baravalle helped the Treviso side hold off Edinburgh for their second successive victory in this year’s campaign.

Key moments

Benetton got on the scoresheet early, Jayden Hayward collecting a beautifully weighted dink to touch down within three minutes while Tommaso Allan added the extras.

The sides exchanged penalties before the visitors levelled the score with a try of their own.

Damien Hoyland broke inside Edinburgh’s 22m and the ball eventually found its way to back-rower Luke Crosbie who scored while Jaco van der Walt successfully converted.

With the break approaching, Edinburgh went down to 14-men when Jamie Bhatti was shown a yellow for a tackle off the ball.

Benetton soon capitalised when Tomas Baravalle finished off a drive from a lineout to put his side back in front.

The boot of van der Walt reduced the deficit before the break and four minutes into the second half, he added another penalty to give Edinburgh the lead.

With twenty minutes remaining, Allan put the home side back in front for an 18-16 lead and conditions soon got the better of both teams.

Despite having the opportunity to go in front, Edinburgh were unable to make the most of their chances and Benetton held strong in the closing stages.

Man of the match

In a performance where many of Benetton’s players put in hard graft to get the win, there were several candidates to choose from.

But it was centre Juan Ignacio Brex, who was in the middle of much of the play, making 20 metres and five carries in the close contest.

Play of the day

For their opening score, Benetton had luck and skill on their side.

Tommaso Allan timed a beautifully weighted chip through and Jayden Hayward was on hand to expertly collect the ball and touch down.

Cardiff City Stadium will play host to the 2020 Guinness PRO14 Final on June 20 as one of the most exciting days in the club rugby calendar comes to Wales!

General sale tickets are available from http://bit.ly/PRO14Cardiff2020 and prices start at just £13 for concessions and £26 for adults (subject to booking fees), that’s a 15% early bird discount. Family ticket (2 adults / 2 children) prices begin at £64 and fans are encouraged to buy early to get the best value tickets.

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