07/11/2019 – Guinness PRO14 Communications – Nasi Manu makes a welcome return to action with Benetton Rugby

After the two victories against Isuzu Southern Kings and Edinburgh, Benetton Rugby travel to Parc Y Scarlets to face Scarlets tomorrow evening.

The match will start at 19.35 local time (20.35 Italian time) and referee Andrew Brace and his assistants Dan Jones and Stuart Gaffikin will be in charge.

Full back will be Jayden Hayward, on the wings Angelo Esposito and Monty Ioane. Tommaso Benvenuti and Ignacio Brex will be left and right centre respectively.

The half backs are Tito Tebaldi at scrum half and Tommaso Allan 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 Sebastian Negri, Abraham Steyn and Nasi Manu completing the XV. For Manu, it will be the return on the field with Benetton Rugby after a little more than a year from his absence due to cancer.

Benetton Rugby:

15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Tommaso Benvenuti, 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Irné Herbst, 3 Marco Riccioni, 2 Hame Faiva, 1 Nicola Quaglio

Replacements: 16 Engjel Makelara, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Niccolò Cannone, 20 Dean Budd, 21 Giovanni Pettinelli, 22 Dewaldt Duvenage, 23 Antonio Rizzi

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Derrick Appiah, Marco Barbini, Simone Ferrari, Ornel Gega, Michele Lamaro, Marco Lazzaroni, Luca Morisi, Ratuva Tavuyara, Alessandro Zanni, Marco Zanon.

Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU) Assistant Referees: Dan Jones (WRU) and Stuart Gaffikin (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Ray Wilton (WRU)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)