Connacht vs Benetton Treviso preview

After two consecutive away matches Benetton Rugby return home tomorrow to play against Connacht Stadio Comunale di Monigo.

Italian centre Gonzalo Garcia is set to make his Magners League debut after recovering from his shoulder injury eight months ago.

Also young prop Matteo Muccignat could make his first appearance starting from the bench.

Connacht Rugby have made just two changes from the side that started against Leinster last week, Adrian Flavin replaces Sean Cronin who has been called up for Irish duties and Cillian Willis starts ahead of Frank Murphy.


Match : Connacht vs Benetton Treviso
Date :Sat 30th Oct
Kick Off: 7.05pm
Venue : Stadio Monigo


Benetton Treviso :15 Brendan Williams , 14 Ludovico Nitoglia , 13 Tommaso Benvenuti , 12 Gonzalo Garcia , 11 Joseph Maddock , 10 Kristopher Burton , 9 Tobias Botes , 8 Robert Barbieri , 7 Alessandro Zanni , 6 Benjamin Vermaak , 5 Corniel Van Zyl , 4 Antonio Pavanello (captain) , 3 Pedro Di Santo , 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini , 1 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet

Replacements:16 Franco Sbaraglini , 17 Matteo Muccignat , 18 Lorenzo Cittadini , 19 Enrico Pavanello , 20 Marco Filippucci , 21 Alberto Sgarbi , 22 Fabio Semenzato , 23 Simon Picon

Connacht :Brett Wilkinson , Adrian Flavin , Jamie Hagan , Michael Swift , Mike McCarthy , Johnny O’Connor , Ray Ofisa , John Muldoon , Cillian Willis , Ian Keatley , Fionn Carr , Keith Matthews , Niva Ta’auso , Darragh Fanning , Gavin Duffy

Replacements Dermot Murphy , Ronan Loughney , Barry Fa’amausili , Bernie Upton , Ezra Taylor , Frank Murphy , Miah Nikora , Troy Nathan

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