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Preview: Dragons v Treviso

01st April 2011 13:59

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Dragons Acting Head Coach has named his strongest available side to face Benetton Treviso in the Magners League at Rodney Parade on Sunday.

Meanwhile, there are six changes in the Treviso's squad that will face the Dragons this week from the last Magners League game against Scarlets.

Alberto Sgarbi, who suffered back problems in the last Six Nations game against Scotland, returns to action, as does winger Andrew Vilk in the backs.

Several new faces feature in the forwards too. Both locks Antonio Pavanello and Corniel Van Zyl will be back, while Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet will be moved to loosehead prop and Lorenzo Cittadini will feature as tighthead for the game.

In the back-row, Manoa Vosawai is at flanker, while Brendan Williams starts from the bench.

The teams:

Dragons: 15 Martyn Thomas, 14 Will Harries, 13 Adam Hughes, 12 Tom Riley, 11 Aled Brew, 10 Jason Tovey, 9 Wayne Evans, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Lewis Evans, 6 Danny Lydiate, 5 Adam Jones, 4 Luke Charteris (capt), 3 Ben Castle, 2 Lloyd Burns, 1 Phil Price.
Replacements: 16 Steve Jones, 17 Hugh Gustafson, 18 Dan Way, 19 Gavin Thomas, 20 Andrew Coombs, 21 Joe Bearman, 22 Jon Evans, 23 Ashley Smith.

Treviso: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Michele Sepe, 13 Alberto Sgarbi, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Andrew Vilk, 10 Kristopher Burton, 9 Fabio Semenzato, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Benjamin Vermaak, 6 Manoa Vosawai, 5 Corniel Van Zyl, 4 Antonio Pavanello (capt), 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet.
Replacements: 16 Diego Vidal, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Pedro Di Santo, 19 Valerio Bernab˛, 20 Gonzalo Padr˛, 21 Paul Derbyshire, 22 Simon Picone, 23 Brendan Williams.

Date: Sunday, April 3
Kick-off: 14:45 (15:45 GMT)
Venue: Rodney Parade
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)

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