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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

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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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Guinness PRO12
Friday 6th March
Guinness PRO12
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Connacht
19:35Glasgow Warriors vs Zebre
Saturday 7th March
14:40Ospreys vs Munster
17:15Scarlets vs Leinster
18:00Treviso vs Edinburgh
Sunday 8th March
16:00Dragons vs Ulster
Friday 27th March
19:35Leinster vs Glasgow
19:35Ulster vs Cardiff Blues
Saturday 28th March
TBCBenetton Treviso vs Newport Gwent D'gons
TBCOspreys vs Zebre
14:40Scarlets vs Edinburgh
17:15Munster vs Connacht
Friday 10th April
19:35Glasgow vs Cardiff Blues
19:35Benetton Treviso vs Ospreys
Saturday 11th April
TBCEdinburgh vs Munster
TBCZebre vs Scarlets
14:40Connacht vs Ulster
Sunday 12th April
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Leinster
Friday 24th April
19:35Edinburgh vs Zebre
19:35Ulster vs Leinster
Saturday 25th April
TBCMunster vs Benetton Treviso
TBCCardiff Blues vs Ospreys
TBCNewport Gwent D'gons vs Scarlets
TBCConnacht vs Glasgow
Saturday 9th May
TBCUlster vs Munster

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