Benetton Treviso’s team

Guinness PRO12 Editor

22 Nov 2012


Once again some inescapable choices for Franco Smith. In Round Nine of RaboDirect PRO12 Benetton Treviso can rely on Luca Morisi and Andrea Pratichetti, who are free to play for their club, not being committed with the National team.

Other news are the two permit players: former Benetton’s player Andy Vilk, who is playing as first string centre, and flanker Filippo Giusti, who is starting from the bench.

Brendan Williams is playing fullback, while Giulio Toniolatti and Ludovico Nitoglia are playing wingers, and Christian Loamanu is playing again as outside centre.

Alberto Di Bernardo and Fabio Semenzato are forming a strong half-back line. Locks and front-row are the same as two weeks ago in Galway against Connacht.

As for the back row, Marco Filippucci is playing No. 8, with Valerio Bernabò and Paul Derbyshire playing flankers.

Kick-off at 19:05 on Friday. Referee for the match will be Mr. Peter Allan from the Scottish Federation.

Starting line-up:

15 Brendan Williams
14 Giulio Toniolatti
13 Christian Loamanu
12 Andrew Vilk
11 Ludovico Nitoglia
10 Alberto Di Bernardo
9 Fabio Semenzato
8 Marco Filippucci
7 Paul Derbyshire
6 Valerio Bernabò
5 Corniel Van Zyl (captain)
4 Marco Fuser
3 Jacobus Roux
2 Franco Sbaraglini
1 Matteo Muccignat

On the bench:
16 Enrico Ceccato
17 Giovanni Maistri
18 Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet
19 Filippo Giusti
20 Andrea Pratichetti
21 Angelo Esposito
22 James Ambrosini
23 Luca Morisi

Head Coach: Franco Smith.

TICKETING – Ticket offices at the Stadio Monigo will open tomorrow at 17:00, when also the gates will open.

EVENT SPONSOR – Event sponsor of the day will be Lattebusche, who will award the six supporters drawn, and will give the ball-trophy to the RaboDirect Man of the Match.

CORRIDOR – The teams forming the corridor outside the changing-rooms are Benetton Treviso’s, CUS Padova’s and Conegliano Rugby’s Under 10’s and 12’s.

TV COVERAGE – The match will be broadcast recorded at 22:45 on Sportitalia 2 (channel 61 of the DTT, channel 226 of Sky) with commentary by Daniele Piervincenzi and Tommaso Visentin.

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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