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  • Jones, Spratt (2), Beck, Webb, Dirksen, Davies (2), Baker, Hassler, Natoga,
    Conversions: Biggar (4), Davies (6),
75 - 7

Benetton Treviso

  • Di Santo,
    Conversions: Berquist,
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 16th Feb 2014
  • KO 16:00
  • Ground: Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Att: 5,089

RaboDirect PRO12 match preview: Ospreys v Benetton Treviso

Last updated: 16th February 2014  

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Scrum-half Rhys Webb will make his 100th Ospreys appearance in Sunday's RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Treviso at Liberty Stadium.

Webb was one of six players who were released back to the Ospreys from the Wales Six nations squad and has gone straight back into the starting XV for this weekend's game.

He forms a half-back partnership with Wales team-mate Dan Biggar, while Ashley Beck is named at inside centre after also being released from national duty.

Up front, Ryan Bevington and James King come in at prop and lock respectively while the final player released from the Wales set-up, Dan Baker, is named on the bench.

The Ospreys currently lie fourth in the PRO12 table having not played at their usual home venue since their Heineken Cup defeat to Northampton on January 12.

"It's good to be heading back to the Liberty after five weeks away," head coach Steve Tandy said.

"There has been plenty to like about the performances in recent weeks, with a largely young group of players setting about the job in the absence of our international contingent.

"They've shown a good attitude, a desire to play in a positive way, and have shown an understanding of how we are trying to take our game."

Treviso, who earlier this week announced they would pull out of the competition at the end of the season, currently sit 10th in the table.

Ospreys: 15 Davies, 14 Hassler, 13 Spratt (c), 12 Beck, 11 Natoga, 10 Biggar, 9 Webb; 1 Bevington, 2 Baldwin, 3 Jarvis, 4 Peers, 5 King, 6 Ardron, 7 Lewis, 8 Bearman.

Replacements: 16 Dwyer, 17 Jones, 18 Suter, 19 Jones, 20 Baker, 21 Habberfield, 22 Morgan, 23 Dirksen.

Treviso: 15 Berquist, 14 Nitoglia, 13 Pratichetti, 12 Bacchin, 11 Williams, 10 Ambrosini, 9 Semenzato; 1 Muccignat, 2 Sbaraglini, 3 Fernandez-Rouyet, 4 Bernabo (c), 5 Van Zyl, 6 Loamanu, 7 Swanepoel, 8 Filippucci.

Replacements:16 Ceccato, 17 Acosta, 18 Di Santo, 19 Maistri, 20 Tveraga, 21 Sarto, 22 Menniti-Ippolito, 23 Di Bernardo.

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Friday 5th September
Guinness PRO12
19:35Munster vs Edinburgh
19:35Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso
Saturday 6th September
14:40Scarlets vs Ulster
17:00Connacht vs Newport Gwent D'gons
17:15Glasgow vs Leinster
Sunday 7th September
17:00Zebre vs Cardiff Blues
Friday 12th September
19:35Benetton Treviso vs Munster
19:35Ulster vs Zebre
19:35Newport Gwent D'gons vs Ospreys
19:35Edinburgh vs Connacht
Saturday 13th September
14:40Leinster vs Scarlets
Sunday 14th September
16:00Cardiff Blues vs Glasgow
Friday 19th September
19:30Munster vs Zebre
19:35Connacht vs Leinster
19:35Cardiff Blues vs Ulster
Saturday 20th September
TBCScarlets vs Benetton Treviso
14:40Newport Gwent D'gons vs Glasgow
Sunday 21st September
16:00Ospreys vs Edinburgh
Friday 26th September
19:35Leinster vs Cardiff Blues
19:35Glasgow vs Connacht
19:35Edinburgh vs Scarlets
Saturday 27th September
16:00Zebre vs Ulster
18:30Munster vs Ospreys
Sunday 28th September
16:00Newport Gwent D'gons vs Benetton Treviso
Friday 3rd October
19:35Ulster vs Edinburgh

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