20/12/2019 – Guinness PRO14 Communications – Benetton Rugby team to face Zebre Rugby Club

After the victory in Champions Cup against Lyon, the Lions face Zebre Rugby at Stadio Lanfranchi in the first derby of the season (4pm local time, 3pm uk time) .

There are 5 changes in the 23 compared to last week's squad. Full back will be Jayden Hayward, on the wings Angelo Esposito and Leonardo Sarto. Luca Morisi and Ratuva Tavuyara will be left and right centre respectively.

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

The front row will consist of Federico Zani, Hame Faiva and Marco Riccioni.

Locks will be Niccolò Cannone and Eli Snyman. Finally, the back row sees Sebastian Negri, Abraham Steyn and Toa Halafihi completing the XV.

Benetton Rugby:

15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Ratuva Tavuyara, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Leonardo Sarto, 10 Ian Keatley, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage (C), 8 Toa Halafihi, 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Eli Snyman, 4 Niccolò Cannone, 3 Marco Riccioni, 2 Hame Faiva, 1 Federico Zani

Replacements: 16 Engjel Makelara, 17 Nicola Quaglio, 18 Cherif Traore, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Marco Lazzaroni, 21 Marco Barbini, 22 Tito Tebaldi, 23 Antonio Rizzi

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Tommaso Allan, Derrick Appiah, Tomas Baravalle, Ignacio Brex, Dean Budd, Simone Ferrari, Ornel Gega, Irné Herbst, Monty Ioane, Michele Lamaro, Nasi Manu, Alessandro Zanni

Referee: Marius Mitrea (FIR)
Assistant Referees: Andrea Piardi (FIR), Gianlucca Gnecchi (FIR)
TMO: Stefano Penne (FIR)