ZEBRE TEAM TO FACE ULSTER IN THE RE-SCHEDULED ROUND 4 MATCH OF SUNDAY IN PARMA, ITALY.

Guinness PRO12 Editor

16 Nov 2012

The head coach of the new Italian franchise , Christian Gajan, announced today Zebras’ side for the round 4 match of RaboDirect PRO12 hosted Sunday at 3PM local time at Stadio XXV Aprile in Parma, Italy.

The coaching staff has made only two changes to its side from the line-up of last game in Llanelli where Zebre were leading the score uo to the last 10 minutes of the game failing to achieve their first ever win in the league. Sarto will start at right wing while the permit player Castagnoli will debut on the left one. The back triangle is completed by Odiete, capped with Italy Under 20 during this week. The other backs are confirmed with a different placement on the field with Pace moving to centre, pairing with Pratichetti; former Waratahs’ captain Halangahu moves for the first time to fly-half. Tebaldi, man of the match of last game in Llanelli, will start at scrum-half.

The forward pack is totally confirmed : in the front row will start Aguero, Manici – at his first start in front of the the supporters of his native town, Parma – and Redolfini while the second row is formed by Cazzola and Sole. The pair would aim to contest the ball possession to a northern-irish side rumoured to have many injured players in the second row forwards. Openside flanker Cristiano is set to lead the “white & black” striped team out for the second time. His back row team mates will be parmesan Ferrarini and south African Van Schalkwyk starting at number 8.

Here’s Zebre line-up for sunday game in Parma for the 4th round of RaboDirect PRO12. Kick off at Stadio XXV Aprile at 3 pm local time
15 David ODIETE*
14 Leonardo SARTO*
13 Matteo PRATICHETTI
12 Samuele PACE
11 Alessandro CASTAGNOLI
10 Daniel HALANGAHU
9 Tito TEBALDI

8 Andries VAN SCHALKWYK
7 Filippo CRISTIANO (cap)
6 Filippo FERRARINI*
5 Filippo CAZZOLA*
4 Josh SOLE
3 Luca REDOLFINI
2 Andrea MANICI*
1 Matias AGUERO

Replacements :
16 Andrea DE MARCHI
17 Salvatore PERUGINI
18 Flavio TRIPODI
19 Emiliano CAFFINI*
20 Nicola BELARDO*
21 Alberto CHILLON*
22 Ross MCCANN
23 Nicola CATTINA

Coach : Christian GAJAN

* Former member of the Italian Rugby Union academy "Ivan Francescato" of Tirrenia.

Not considered due to injury: Marco BORTOLAMI, Alberto BENETTIN*, Paolo BUSO, Alberto CHIESA*, Luca MARTINELLI*, Carlo FESTUCCIA, Gonzalo GARCIA, Roberto QUARTAROLI*, Sinoti SINOTI, Ruggero TREVISAN*, Michael VAN VUREN.

Referee: Neil Paterson (SRU, 44th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Matteo Liperini, Stefano Penné (both FIR)
Citing Commissioner: Achille Reali (FIR)
TMO: Alan Falzone (FIR)
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