27/12/2019 – Guinness PRO14 Communications – Benetton Rugby team news

It's time for the derby fixture again. After the 13 to 8 victory last weekend in Parma, tomorrow afternoon at 14:00 the Lions will return to challenge Zebre at the Monigo Stadium in the ninth round of the Guinness PRO14.

There are 6 changes in the 23 chosen compared to last week's squad. The full back will be Jayden Hayward, on the wings Ratuva Tavuyara and Monty Ioane. Luca Morisi and Ignacio Brex will be respectively left and right centre.

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 Irné Herbst and Federico Ruzza. Finally, the back row sees Marco Lazzaroni, Giovanni Pettinelli and Abraham Steyn completing the XV.

Benetton Rugby:

15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Ratuva Tavuyara, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Ian Keatley, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage (C), 8 Abraham Steyn, 7 Giovanni Pettinelli, 6 Marco Lazzaroni, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Irné Herbst, 3 Marco Riccioni, 2 Hame Faiva, 1 Federico Zani.

Substitutions:
16 Engjel Makelara, 17 Nicola Quaglio, 18 Cherif Traore, 19 Eli Snyman, 20 Sebastian Negri, 21 Marco Barbini, 22 Tito Tebaldi, 23 Tommaso Allan

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Derrick Appiah, Tomas Baravalle, Dean Budd, Angelo Esposito, Simone Ferrari, Ornel Gega, Michele Lamaro, Luca Sperandio, Alessandro Zanni

Referee: Andrea Piardi (FIR) Assistant Referees: Marius Mitrea (FIR) e Manuel Bottino (FIR)

TMO: Alan Falzone (FIR)