Benetton Rugby team to face Ulster Rugby

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After doing the usual team run on the eve of the match, Benetton Rugby departed from Venice airport this morning to reach Belfast. 

The Lions will face Ulster Rugby on Friday evening at 7:35pm local (8:35pm Italian), .

Ulster, included in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14, currently occupy fifth place in the competition table behind the biancoverdi by only two points.

The match will be directed by Welsh referee Nigel Owens, his assistants Andrew Brace and Rhys Jones and broadcast live on DAZN.

Full back will be Luca Sperandio, on the wings Ratuva Tavuyara and Monty Ioane. Tommaso Iannone and Marco Zanon 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 Federico Ruzza. Finally, the back row sees Marco Lazzaroni, Michele Lamaro and Toa Halafihi completing the XV chosen by Crowley.

Benetton Rugby: 15 Luca Sperandio, 14 Ratuva Tavuyara, 13 Tommaso Iannone, 12 Marco Zanon, 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Ian McKinley (C), 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Toa Halafihi, 7 Michele Lamaro, 6 Marco Lazzaroni, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Irné Herbst, 3 Marco Riccioni, 2 Hame Faiva, 1 Nicola Quaglio.

Substitutes: 16 Tomas Baravalle, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Simone Ferrari, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Giovanni Pettinelli, 21 Marco Barbini, 22 Edoardo Gori, 23 Ignacio Brex

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Tommaso Allan, Derrick Appiah, Robert Barbieri, Tommaso Benvenuti, Luca Bigi, Dean Budd, Angelo Esposito, Ornel Gega, Jayden Hayward, Nasi Manu, Luca Morisi, Sebastian Negri, Tiziano Pasquali, Abraham Steyn, Tito Tebaldi, Federico Zani, Alessandro Zanni

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU) Assistants: Andrew Brace (IRFU), Rhys Jones (WRU) TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)

LIVE – The match can be followed live on DAZN on www.dazn.com

Direct text of the match on www.benettonrugby.it, Benetton Rugby App and Benetton Rugby official twitter account on the hashtag #ULSvBEN.

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