Zebre-Connacht called off

Date published: September 17 2016

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Zebre were denied a PRO12 victory over reigning champions Connacht on Saturday as the game was called off at half-time due to bad weather.

The Italians were leading 22-10 at the break thanks to tries from centre Tommaso Boni, blindside Maxime Mbandà and openside Jacopo Sarto.

Full-back Tiernan O’Halloran went over for Connacht but the weather at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi then worsened and the players did not return.

The game will be re-arranged for a later date.

The scorers:

For Zebre:
Tries: Boni, Mbanda, Sarto
Cons: Canna 2
Pen: Canna

For Connacht:
Try: O'Halloran
Con: Carty
Pen: Carty

Zebre: 15 Edoardo Padovani, 14 Gabriele Di Giulio, 13 Giulio Bisegni, 12 Tommaso Boni, 11 Venditti Giovanbattista, 10 Carlo Canna, 9 Guglielmo Palazzani, 8 Federico Ruzza, 7 Maxime Mbandà, 6 Jacopo Sarto, 5 George Biagi (c), 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 3 Pietro Ceccarelli, 2 Oliviero Fabiani, 1 Andrea De Marchi
Replacements: 16 D'Apice Tommaso, 17 Postiglioni Bruno, 18 Guillermo Roan, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Derick Minnie, 21 Carlo Engelbrecht, 22 Tommaso Castello, 23 Kayle Van Zyl

Connacht: 15 Tiernan O’Halloran, 14 Niyi Adeolokun, 13 Bundee Aki, 12 Eoin Griffin, 11 Cian Kelleher, 10 Jack Carty, 9 Caolin Blade, 8 John Muldoon (c), 7 James Connolly, 6 Eoin McKeon, 5 Andrew Browne, 4 Lewis Stevenson, 3 JP Cooney, 2 Tom McCartney, 1 Denis Buckley
Replacements: 16 Dave Heffernan, 17 Ronan Loughney, 18 Conor Carey, 19 Ultan Dillane, 20 Rory Moloney, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Shane O’Leary, 23 Matt Healy

Referee: Ian Davies (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Adam Jones (Wales), Riccardo Angelucci (Italy)

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