Benetton Rugby’s team announcement

Guinness PRO12 Editor

26 Oct 2012


After two weeks of Heineken Cup games, Benetton Treviso are back in RaboDirect PRO12 action tomorrow, after two good efforts and wins against Scarlets and Edinburgh.

The opponent, however, it is also in a positive moment, coming from four consecutive wins in the celtic competition.

The match against Glasgow Warriors will be played at the Stadio Monigo of Treviso, wand kick-off at 19:05. Irish referee Leo Colgan will be in charge.

There are many changes to the team. Manoa Vosawai starts as number 8. Front row consists of all Italian-Argentine players: Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet, Franco Sbaraglini and Pedro Di Santo and in the second row in addition to Francesco Minto there will be back Corniel Van Zyl, also captain of the day.

Among the backs there is the opportunity to see the work of Christian Loamanu, injured in the summer friendly against Saracens. In the replacements, Australian Brendan Williams returns to action.

Starting lineup:

15 Luke McLean
14 Christian Loamanu
13 Tommaso Benvenuti
12 Alberto Sgarbi
11 Tommaso Iannone
10 Kristopher Burton
9 Tobias Botes

8 Manoa Vosawai
7 Alessandro Zanni
6 Simone Favaro
5 Corniel Van Zyl (captain)
4 Francesco Minto
3 Pedro Di Santo
2 Franco Sbaraglini
1 Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet

On the bench:

16 Leonardo Ghiraldini
17 Michele Rizzo
18 Lorenzo Cittadini
19 Antonio Pavanello
20 Valerio Bernabò
21 Marco Filippucci
22 Fabio Semenzato
23 Brendan Williams

Head Coach: Franco Smith.

MINUTE SILENCE – A minute of silence will be held to remember the former Benetton Rugby player, Piero Dotto, who tragically died yesterday.

TICKETING – Tickets can be bought at all Ticketone selling points and at Benetton Rugby offices at the sporting centre "La Ghirada” until 17:00 on Friday 26th October. Ticket offices at the Stadio Monigo will be open on Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00, and then in the afternoon from 17:00, when also gates will open.

LIVE COVERAGE – The match will be broadcast live on Sportitalia (channel 61 of the DTT, channel 226 of Sky) with live commentary by Daniele Piervincenzi and Tommaso Visentin.

LIVE – A live text commentary will be available on Benetton Rugby Twitter Official Page and the match is also to be broadcast live on Radio VenetoUno (FM 97,5) with live commentary by Emanuele Spironello.

CORRIDOR – The teams forming the corridor outside the changing-rooms and playing at half-time are Benetton Treviso, and Cus Verona and Castellana Rugby Under 10’s and 12’s.

EVENT SPONSOR – Event sponsor of the day will be Iceberg, official partner of Benetton Rugby, who will award the six supporters drawn, will give the ball-trophy to the RaboDirect Man of the Match and will customize the hospitality area.

HOSPITALITY – For all Benetton Rugby’s RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup matches there are some hospitality packages on sale. Visit the website, buy one of the “all inclusive” packages and make your day at the stadium a unique experience!


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