Benetton Rugby Team Announcement

Guinness PRO12 Editor

30 Nov 2012

After the Autumn Tests Series, ten players are back with the Treviso team.

Round Ten of RaboDirect PRO12 is kicking off ar 15 on Saturday, when Benetton is against Newport Gwent Dragons.

The pack will be strong and reliable, with Alberto De Marchi, Leonardo Ghiraldini and Lorenzo Cittadini in the front row, and Michele Rizzo starting from the bench.

Captain Antonio Pavanello and Corniel Van Zyl are back as first string locks, Simone Favaro, Alessandro Zanni and Manoa Vosawai are playing in the back row.

In the half-back line, Alberto Di Bernardo is confirmed and Edoardo Gori is the new entry for this match.

As for the backs, we will see the strong Alberto Sgarbi and Christian Loamanu at centres.

The back three are for 2/3 the same as last week’s loss against Ulster, with Luke McLean joining Brendan Williams and Ludovico Nitoglia.

Starting line-up:

15 Brendan Williams
14 Luke McLean
13 Christian Loamanu
12 Alberto Sgarbi
11 Ludovico Nitoglia
10 Alberto Di Bernardo
9 Edoardo Gori

8 Manoa Vosawai
7 Alessandro Zanni
6 Simone Favaro
5 Corniel Van Zyl
4 Antonio Pavanello (captain)
3 Lorenzo Cittadini
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini
1 Alberto De Marchi

Replacements:
16 Enrico Ceccato
17 Michele Rizzo
18 Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet
19 Valerio Bernabò
20 Francesco Minto
21 Paul Derbyshire
22 Tobias Botes
23 Luca Morisi
Head Coach: Franco Smith.