Benetton Rugby Treviso team to face Cardiff Blues

Ian McKinley

This morning at the end of the captain’s run, the Lions will fly to Wales where they face Cardiff Blues tomorrow in the 15t round of the Guinness PRO12.

At BT Sport Arms Park, the kickoff is scheduled at 15:35 (italian time).

There is a long list of unavailable players, 18 in total, which limit the choices of the technical staff.

Full back will be Luca Sperandio, on the wings Micheal Tagicakibau and Angelo Esposito. Tommaso Iannone and Tommaso Allan will be respectively right and left centre.

Tito Tebaldi scrum half and Ian McKinley fly half.

The front row will be Federico Zani, Luca Bigi and Tiziano Pasquali. Locks are Filo Paulo and captain Dean Budd. Finally the back row consists of Marco Lazzaroni, Francesco Minto and Robert Barbieri atnumber 8.
Benetton Rugby:

15 Luca Sperandio, 14 Michael Tagicakibau, 13 Tommaso Iannone, 12 Tommaso Allan, 11 Angelo Esposito, 10 Ian McKinley, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Francesco Minto, 6 Marco Lazzaroni, 5 Dean Budd (C), 4 Teofilo Paulo, 3 Tiziano Pasquali, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Federico Zani.

Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Matteo Zanusso, 18 Jody Rossetto, 19 Jean Francois Montauriol, 20 Guglilemo Zanini, 21 Giorgio Bronzini, 22 Andrea Pratichetti, 23 David Odiete

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Marty Banks, Marco Barbini, Tommaso Benvenuti, Alberto De Marchi, Simone Ferrari, Filippo Filippetto, Marco Fuser, Ornel Gega, Filippo Gerosa, Edoardo Gori, Jayden Hayward, Luke McLean, Luca Morisi, Nicola Quaglio, Alberto Sgarbi, Abraham Steyn, Cherif Traore, Alessandro Zanni.

Referee: John Lacey (IRFU)
Assistants: Sean Gallagher (IRFU), Gareth Newman (WRU)
Citing Commissioner: Paul Thomas (WRU)

LIVE – The game can be followed on the official Twitter page of Benetton Rugby.