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- European Rugby Champions Cup
- Pool 3
- 13th Oct 2012
- KO 13:35
- Ground: XXV Aprile Stadium
- Att: 3,000
Zebre v Connacht - Heineken Cup match preview
Zebre make their first appearance in the Heineken Cup against Connacht at Stadio XXV Aprile in Parma on Saturday.
The Italian club, formed following the collapse of Aironi last summer, have failed to win so far this season.
Connacht, in their second year in Europe's premier competition, are hoping the experience of Dan Parks can help them escape from Pool Three.
Parks is 14th on the all-time scoring list in Europe with 355 points after previously representing Cardiff Blues and Glasgow Warriors.
Eric Elwood's side triumphed 30-17 over Zebre in Parma in the RaboDirect PRO12 in September.
Zebre: 15 Daniel Halangahu, 14 Giovanbattista Venditti, 13 Matteo Pratichetti, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Luciano Orquera, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Dries van Schalkwyk, 7 Mauro Bergamasco, 6 Nicola Belardo, 5 Josh Sole, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Luca Redolfini, 2 Davide Giazzon, 1 Salvatore Perugini.
Replacements: 16 Carlo Festuccia, 17 Matias Aguero, 18 Carlo Fazzari, 19 Mike Van Vuren, 20 Filippo Ferrarini, 21 Luca Martinelli, 22 Ruggero Trevisan, 23 Leonardo Sarto
Connacht: 15 Robbie Henshaw, 14 Tiernan O'Halloran, 13 Eoin Griffin, 12 Dave McSharry, 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo, 10 Dan Parks, 9 Kieran Marmion, 8 George Naoupu, 7 Willie Faloon, 6 John Muldoon, 5 Mike McCarthy, 4 Michael Swift, 3 Nathan White, 2 Ethienne Reynecke, 1 Dennis Buckley.
Replacements: 16 Adrian Flavin, 17 Rodney Ah You, 18 Ronan Loughney, 19 Dave Gannon, 20 Johnny O'Connor, 21 Dave Moore, 22 Miah Nikora, 23 Mata Fifita
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