29/11/2019 – Guinness PRO14 Communications – Benetton Rugby team to face Cardiff Blues

Benetton Rugby return to Guinness PRO14 action on Saturday and face Cardiff Blues in the 7th round of the Guinness PRO14 at Stadio Monigo (4pm local, 3pm UK).

The green and whites are currently in fifth place in conference B, seven points behind Connacht and Edinburgh, who have 19 points in third and fourth position respectively.

These are the choices of Coach Kieran Crowley. Full back will be Jayden Hayward, on the wings Ratuva Tavuyara and Monty Ioane. Alberto Sgarbi and Ignacio Brex will be left and right centre respectively.

The half backs are Dewaldt Duvenage 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 Eli Snyman. Finally, the back row sees Marco Lazzaroni, Abraham Steyn and Toa Halafihi completing the XV.

Benetton Rugby:

15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Ratuva Tavuyara, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Alberto Sgarbi (C), 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Toa Halafihi, 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Marco Lazzaroni, 5 Eli Snyman, 4 Irné Herbst, 3 Marco Riccioni, 2 Hame Faiva, 1 Nicola Quaglio

Replacements: 16 Federico Zani, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Niccolò Cannone, 20 Federico Ruzza, 21 Tito Tebaldi, 22 Ian Keatley, 23 Luca Sperandio

Head Coach: Kieran Crowley

Unavailable: Derrick Appiah, Tomas Baravalle, Dean Budd, Angelo Esposito, Simone Ferrari, Ornel Gega, Michele Lamaro, Engjel Makelara, Nasi Manu, Luca Morisi, Sebastian Negri, Alessandro Zanni, Marco Zanon

Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)
Assistant Referees: Manuel Bottino (FIR) and Paul Haycock (IRFU)
Citing Commissioner: Alberto Recaldini (FIR)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)