Benetton Rugby team to face Dragons

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After a seventh win of the season, Benetton Rugby will face the Dragons in the fifteenth round of the Guinness PRO14 on Sunday 18 February at 15.30.

Benetton Rugby technical staff will have to do without 12 players summoned by the Italian National team, added to the unavailability of Robert Barbieri, Ignacio Brex, Angelo Esposito, Alberto De Marchi, Ornel Gega, Engjel Makelara, Michael Tagicakibau and Marco Riccioni.

Full back will be Ian McKinley on the wings Luca Sperandio and Monty Ioane. Tommaso Iannone and Luca Morisi will be respectively right and left centre. The half backs are Tito Tebaldi at scrum half and Marty Banks at fly-half.

The front row will consist of Matteo Zanusso, Tomas Baravalle and Tiziano Pasquali.

Locks will be Marco Lazzaroni and Irné Herbst. Finally, the back row sees Alberto Sgarbi, Marco Barbini and Whetu Douglas completing the XV chosen by Crowley.

 

Benetton Rugby:

15 Ian McKinley,

14 Luca Sperandio,

13 Tommaso Iannone,

12 Luca Morisi,

11 Monty Ioane,

10 Marty Banks,

9 Tito Tebaldi,

8 Whetu Douglas,

7 Marco Barbini,

6 Alberto Sgarbi (C),

5 Irné Hebst,

4 Marco Lazzaroni,

3 Tiziano Pasquali,

2 Tomas Baravalle,

1 Matteo Zanusso.

 

Replacements:

16 Hame Faiva,

17 Federico Zani,

18 Cherif Traore,

19 Marco Fuser,

20 Francesco Minto,

21 Giorgio Bronzini,

22 Marco Zanon,

23 Andrea Bronzini

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

 

Unavailable: Tommaso Allan, Robert Barbieri, Tommaso Benvenuti, Luca Bigi, Ignacio Brex, Angelo Esposito, Alberto De Marchi, Simone Ferrari, Ornel Gega, Edoardo Gori, Jayden Hayward, Engjel Makelara, Sebastian Negri, Nicola Quaglio, Marco Riccioni, Federico Ruzza, Abraham Steyn, Michael Tagicakibau, Alessandro Zanni

 

Referee: Quinton Immelman (SARU)

Assistants: Ian Davies (WRU), Simon Rees (WRU)

Citing Commissioner: Chris Morgan (WRU)

TMO: Neil Hennessey (WRU)

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