Benetton Rugby team to face Connacht Rugby

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After two rest weekends observed for the Guinness Six Nations, Benetton Rugby will fly to Ireland for the eighteenth round of Guinness PRO14. The green-and-whites travel to Galway, where they will face Connacht Rugby on Friday evening at 7:35pm (8:35pm Italian time).

The match will be officiated by Scottish referee Mike Adamson, his assistants Sam Grove-White, Graeme Ormiston and broadcast live on DAZN.

Full back will be Luca Sperandio, on the wings Ratuva Tavuyara and Monty Ioane. Tommaso Benvenuti and captain Alberto Sgarbi will be the centres.

The half backs are Dewaldt Duvenage at scrum half and captain Ian McKinley at fly-half.

The front row will consist of Nicola Quaglio, Hame Faiva and Marco Riccioni.

Locks will be Irné Herbst and Alessandro Zanni. Finally, the back row sees Marco Lazzaroni, Giovanni Pettinelli and Toa Halafihi completing the XV chosen by Crowley.

Benetton Rugby:

15 Luca Sperandio, 14 Ratuva Tavuyara, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Alberto Sgarbi (C), 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Ian McKinley (C), 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Toa Halafihi, 7 Giovanni Pettinelli, 6 Marco Lazzaroni, 5 Alessandro Zanni, 4 Irné Herbst, 3 Marco Riccioni, 2 Hame Faiva, 1 Nicola Quaglio.

Substitutes: 16 Tomas Baravalle, 17 Derrick Appiah, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Marco Barbini, 20 Robert Barbieri, 21 Giorgio Bronzini, 22 Antonio Rizzi, 23 Tommaso Iannone

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Ignacio Brex, Dean Budd, Marco Fuser, Ornel Gega, Engjel Makelara, Nasi Manu, Federico Zani

Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU)
Assistants: Sam Grove-White (SRU), Graeme Ormiston (SRU)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

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