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ZEBRE team to face Dragons in Newport friday 31st August

Guinness PRO12 Editor

29 Aug 2012

Zebre technical director Gajan has named the team that will face Dragons in the opening game of 2012/13 RaboDirect PRO12 in Newport.

Parma (Italy) – Zebre team to face the Dragons at the Rodney Parade in the first round of the RaboDirect PRO12 on Friday 31st August (kick-off 7pm local time ) has been named. First start in the competition for Italian winger Pace, flanker Cristiano, lock Caffini, irish prop Ryan and south-african number 8 Van Schalkwyk.

Here’s the starting line-up of Zebre :

15 Sinoti SINOTI (FP)
14 Giovanbattista VENDITTI*
13 Roberto QUARTAROLI*
12 Gonzalo GARCIA (c)
11 Samuele PACE
10 Luciano ORQUERA
9 Tito TEBALDI

8 Filippo CRISTIANO
7 Andries VAN SCHALKWYK (FP)
6 Nicola CATTINA
5 Emiliano CAFFINI*
4 Quintin GELDENHUYS
3 David RYAN (FP)
2 Carlo FESTUCCIA
1 Salvatore PERUGINI

Replacements:

16 Davide GIAZZON
17 Andrea DE MARCHI
18 Luciano LEIBSON
19 Filippo CAZZOLA*
20 Filippo FERRARINI*
21 Alberto CHILLON*
22 Alberto CHIESA*
23 Ruggero TREVISAN*

Not considered due to injury : Mauro BERGAMASCO, Marco BORTOLAMI, Matteo PRATICHETTI, Josh SOLE, Michael VAN VUREN.

*Former member of the Italian Rugby Union (FIR) academy “Ivan Francescato” of Tirrenia