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  • Guinness PRO12
  • 1st Dec 2012
  • KO 14:00
  • Ground: Stadio Comunale di Monigo
  • Att: 3,000

Treviso v Dragons: RaboDirect PRO12 match preview

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Treviso v Dragons: RaboDirect PRO12 match preview

Treviso: Full-back Brendan Williams will be looking to make an impact against Dragons

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The Dragons have named just one change to their squad for their RaboDirect PRO12 clash at Treviso on Saturday.

Jonathan Evans is selected to start at scrum-half, with Wayne Evans taking his place on the bench, the former returning to the starting line-up having previously been selected for the majority of this season's games.

Following on from a solid cup performance against Northampton and a win at home against Connacht, consistency is then reserved within the rest of the Dragons side.

Treviso have named a strong front row with Alberto De Marchi and Leonardo Ghiraldini starting.

Having won three of the four previous RaboDirect PRO12 matches they have played against the Dragons, Treviso will want to ensure the successful run continues this weekend.

Captain Antonio Pavanello and Corniel Van Zyl are back as first-choice locks with Manoa Vosawai, Simone Favaro and Alessandro Zanni the preferred back row.

Starting at fly-half is Alberto Di Bernardo, meaning he forms a partnership with experienced scrum-half Edoardo Gori who returns from international duty with Italy.

Christian Loamanu and Alberto Sgarbi start in midfield and the back three sees Luke McLean joining fellow wing Ludovico Nitoglia and full-back Brendan Williams.

Treviso: 15 Brendan Williams, 14 Luke McLean, 13 Christian Loamanu, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Ludovico Nitoglia, 10 Alberto Di Bernardo, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Manoa Vosawai, 7 Alessandro Zanni, 6 Simone Favaro, 5 Corniel Van Zyl, 4 Antonio Pavanello (c), 3 Lorenzo Cittadini 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Alberto De Marchi.

Replacements: 16 Enrico Ceccato, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet, 19 Valerio Bernabò, 20 Francesco Minto, 21 Paul Derbyshire, 22 Tobias Botes, 23 Luca Morisi.

Dragons: 15 Tom Prydie, 14 Will Harries, 13 Pat Leach, 12 Ashley Smith, 11 Tonderai Chavhanga, 10 Dan Evans, 9 Jonathan Evans, 8 Tom Brown, 7 Nic Cudd, 6 Lewis Evans (c), 5 Rob Sidoli, 4 Adam Jones, 3 Dan Way, 2 Hugh Gustafson, 1 Phil Price.

Replacements : 16 Steve Jones, 17 Owen Evans, 18 Nathan Buck, 19 Ian Nimmo, 20 Ieuan Jones, 21 Wayne Evans, 22 Lewis Robling, 23 Jack Dixon.

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Forthcoming Guinness PRO12 Fixtures
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Guinness PRO12
Sunday 21st December
Guinness PRO12
16:00Dragons vs Zebre
Friday 26th December
14:05Cardiff Blues vs Dragons
17:00Munster vs Leinster
18:45Ulster vs Connacht
Saturday 27th December
14:40Glasgow vs Edinburgh
17:15Ospreys vs Scarlets
Sunday 28th December
14:00Zebre vs Treviso
Thursday 1st January
14:05Newport Gwent D'gons vs Cardiff Blues
17:00Connacht vs Munster
Friday 2nd January
19:35Edinburgh vs Glasgow Warriors
Saturday 3rd January
14:00Treviso vs Zebre
14:40Leinster vs Ulster
17:05Scarlets vs Ospreys
Friday 9th January
19:35Connacht vs Edinburgh
19:35Glasgow vs Scarlets
Saturday 10th January
14:40Cardiff Blues vs Leinster
15:00Zebre vs Munster
Sunday 11th January
14:00Treviso vs Ulster
16:00Ospreys vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Wednesday 14th January
TBCLeinster vs Newport Gwent D'gons
TBCScarlets vs Connacht
TBCEdinburgh vs Ospreys
TBCUlster vs Benetton Treviso
TBCZebre vs Glasgow
TBCMunster vs Cardiff Blues

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