Benetton Treviso team announcement

Guinness PRO12 Editor

15 Apr 2011


Benetton Treviso are returning to their home ground after a 2-month absence, for the 20th match of Magners League.

Treviso have not played at home since the 19th February match against Ospreys.

Tomorrow’s opponents are Glasgow Warriors, who only have two more points than the Lions in the competition.
The team led by Antonio Pavanello will have a good chance to overtake the Scottish counterpart.

Franco Smith lines up once again with Brendan Williams as fullback. Fabio Semenzato and Willem De Waal feature as half-backs, since Edoardo Gori, Tobias Botes and Kristopher Burton are still unavailable.

Paul Derbyshire is making his return with the No. 8 jersey, while Alessandro Zanni is playing as flanker. Matteo Muccignat is also to start.

Before kick-off, Benetton Rugby President Amerino Zatta will present Zlatko Vunjak, President of the Croatian fan club from Zara and Patrick Scott, President of the English fan club from Hoylake, with a jersey signed by all the players of the Treviso team.

During half-time the young players of Junior Rugby will play a demonstrative match.

Here is the team for the match:

15 Brendan Williams
14 Michele Sepe
13 Alberto Sgarbi
12 Gonzalo Garcia
11 Ludovico Nitoglia
10 Willem De Waal
9 Fabio Semenzato
8 Paul Derbyshire
7 Alessandro Zanni
6 Robert Barbieri
5 Corniel Van Zyl
4 Antonio Pavanello (captain)
3 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
1 Matteo Muccignat

16 Diego Vidal
17 Michele Rizzo
18 Lorenzo Cittadini
19 Valerio Bernabò
20 Manoa Vosawai
21 Francesco Minto
22 Simon Picone
23 Luke McLean

Head Coach: Franco Smith.


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