Benetton Rugby Team Announcement

Guinness PRO12 Editor

21 Dec 2012


The line-up announced last Wednesday by Franco Smith for Saturday’s Italian derby in Parma has been confirmed.

The match will kick-off at 15 at the Stadio XXV Aprile and will be broadcast live on Sportitalia 2.

The South African coach announced the replacements too: like in last week’s match against Leicester Tigers, hookers and props are confirmed, with the only exception of Jacobus Roux.

Valerio Bernabò, Paul Derbyshire and Kris Burton are also confirmed, while Marco Fuser and Tobias Botes are set to be back.

Starting line-up:

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

8 Dean Budd
7 Alessandro Zanni
6 Simone Favaro
5 Corniel Van Zyl
4 Francesco Minto
3 Lorenzo Cittadini
2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (capitano)
1 Michele Rizzo

On the bench:

16 Franco Sbaraglini
17 Matteo Muccignat
18 Jacobus Roux
19 Marco Fuser
20 Valerio Bernabò
21 Paul Derbyshire
22 Tobias Botes
23 Kristopher Burton

Head Coach: Franco Smith.