Benetton name team to face Glasgow

Guinness PRO12 Editor

22 Sep 2011


Benetton Treviso Head Coach Franco Smith does not make many changes to his lineup playing Friday against the Glasgow Warriors at Firhill Stadium in the RaboDirect PRO12.

Benetton Treviso are seeking their first win of the season and their first away win since 2007, when they beat the Newport Gwent Dragons in the European Cup.

The team is flying this afternoon from Venice airport to London Gatwick, and will get to Glasgow late Thursday evening. The team will return to Treviso on Saturday evening.

Smith has made three changes to his side from last week.

Ludovico Nitoglia starting on the wing as both Benjamin De Jager and Michele Sepe got injured in the Ospreys game last Saturday.

Willem De Waal is playing as fullback, with Benetton looking to utilize his kicking ability.

Another change is in the pack, where Gonzalo Padro is starting from the bench, Manoa Vosawai is playing as flanker, and he’s joined by Marco Filippucci at 8.

As for the backs, both Tommaso Iannone and Alberto Di Bernardo are starting from the bench.

Starting lineup:
15 Willem De Waal
14 Ludovico Nitoglia
13 Ezio Galon
12 Luca Morisi
11 Brendan Williams
10 Kristopher Burton
9 Alberto Chillon
8 Marco Filippucci
7 Francesco Minto
6 Manoa Vosawai
5 Benjamin Vermaak
4 Antonio Pavanello (captain)
3 Pedro Di Santo
2 Diego Vidal
1 Michele Rizzo
16 Enrico Ceccato
17 Matteo Muccignat
18 Augusto Allori
19 Valerio Bernabò
20 Gonzalo Padrò
21 Simon Picone
22 Tommaso Iannone
23 Alberto Di Bernardo

Head Coach: Franco Smith.


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