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Benetton Treviso


  • Penalty goals: Botes,
  • Guinness PRO12
  • 13th Apr 2013
  • KO 18:30
  • Ground: Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Att: 9,138

RaboDirect PRO12 match preview: Ospreys v Treviso

Last updated: 13th April 2013  

Manoa Vosawai for Treviso

Manoa Vosawai gets the nod in the Treviso starting pack

Joe Bearman Ospreys

Joe Bearman will start in the number eight jersey for Ospreys on Saturday

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The Ospreys have made just two changes to their starting line-up ahead of Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Ben John will start on the left wing in place of Tom Issacs who is left out of Steve Tandy's match-day squad.

In the pack Joe Bearman gets the nod ahead of Jonathan Thomas who is demoted to the bench as Ospreys look to consolidate their place in the play-offs.

Meanwhile Treviso have make five changes to their side who have won three successive PRO12 encounters.

Angelo Esposito returns to the starting line-up on the left wing which sees Edoardo Gori switch to the right.

James Ambrosini gets the nod at fly-half ahead of Alberto di Bernardo while Manoa Vosawai takes the No 8 jersey with Dean Budd left out of the squad.

In the flanks Paul Derbyshire will start at openside while Francesco Minto is favoured in the second row with Corniel van Zyl dropped.

Treviso have won three of their last four matches against Welsh opponents but have never won at the Liberty Stadium.

Ospreys will be looking to even the score on Saturday with Italian side having a two wins to one advantage in the duo's three previous meetings this season.

Ospreys: 15 Richard Fussell, 14 Tom Habberfield, 13 Jonathan Spratt, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Ben John, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Kahn Fotuali'I, 8 Joe Bearman, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 James King, 5 Ian Evans, 4 Alun Wyn Jones (capt), 3 Adam Jones, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Ryan Bevington.
Replacements:16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Duncan Jones, 18 Cai Griffiths, 19 Lloyd Peers, 20 Jonathan Thomas, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Matthew Morgan, 23 Tom Isaacs.

Treviso:15 Luke McLean, 14 Edoardo Gori, 13 Tommaso Iannone, 12 Doppies La Grange, 11 Angelo Esposito, 10 James Ambrosini, 9 Tobias Botes, 8 Manoa Vosawai, 7 Paul Derbyshire, 6 Simone Favaro, 5 Francesco Minto, 4 Antonio Pavanello (capt), 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Alberto De Marchi.
Replacements:16 Giovanni Maistri, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Bees Roux, 19 Valerio Bernabò, 20 Marco Filippucci, 21 Christian Loamanu, 22 Fabio Semenzato, 23 Alberto Di Bernardo.

What they said...

Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar

"We've picked up two wins in our last two games which has allowed us to keep hold of fourth place, and we know that we are probably going to have to win all three remaining matches to progress.

"We have to concentrate on our own game, starting with Saturday night and Treviso, and looking to pick up some points to put us in a good position."

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