Aironi team announcement

Guinness PRO12 Editor

29 Mar 2012


Tomorrow night sees the second consecutive away match, and second-last of the season, at Ravenhill where Aironi will face Ulster for the eighth time in two years. Kick-off at 7,05 GMT, Scottish Neil Paterson is the referee.

Coach Rowland Phillips shuffles his cards and opts for a different starting XV from the team who lost to Glasgow last week. Tito Tebaldi returns to his usual position as scrum half, pairing up with Naas Olivier. Giulio Toniolatti will play at fullback, while young wing Giovanbattista Venditti (who turned 22 earlier this week) is back on the team after his two tries for Italy during the Six Nations. Sinoti Sinoti stays on the opposite wing, with Matteo Pratichetti and Roberto Quartaroli pairing again at centres.

In the pack, only the second row remains unchanged, with captain Carlo Del Fava and George Biagi still retaining the starting job. With Nick Williams and Josh Sole still unavailable and with Simone Favaro injured, Mauro Bergamasco will play at number 8 with Nicola Cattina and Joshua Furno flankering. In the front row tighthead prop Fabio Staibano is back. Alberto De Marchi will play at loosehead with Fabio Ongaro hooking.

Antonio Denti (who made his debut last week), Andrea De Marchi, Salvatore Perugini, Quintin Geldenhuys, Filippo Ferrarini, Tyson Keats, Luciano Orquera and Gilberto Pavan are the replacements.

Luciano Orquera needs one more point to become the first Aironi player to score at least 100 point ina season in all the competitions for Aironi.

AIRONI: 15 Giulio Toniolatti; 14 Sinoti Sinoti, 13 Roberto Quartaroli, 12 Matteo Pratichetti, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti; 10 Naas Olivier, 9 Tito Tebaldi; 8 Mauro Bergamasco, 7 Nicola Cattina, 6 Joshua Furno; 5 Carlo Del Fava (cap), 4 George Biagi; 3 Fabio Staibano, 2 Fabio Ongaro, 1 Alberto De Marchi.

Replacements: 16 Antonio Denti, 17 Andrea De Marchi, 18 Salvatore Perugini, 19 Quintin Geldenhuys, 20 Filippo Ferrarini, 21 Tyson Keats, 22 Luciano Orquera, 23 Gilberto Pavan. Coach: Rowland Phillips.