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Preview: Treviso v Zebre

28th December 2012 12:47

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Treviso boss Franco Smith has confirmed his team for the Italian derby re-match, making four changes against Zebre.

The only change in the backs from last week's side is Tobias Botes, who starts at half-back, thus moving Edoardo Gori to the wing, and Kris Burton, who plays at fly-half.

In the pack, Paul Derbyshire is back as first string flanker and also Robert Barbieri returns, after recovering from the injury suffered in November during the test against Australia.

Francesco Minto has been confirmed at lock, playing together with Valerio Bernaḅ. Leonardo Ghiraldini, who played his 50th game with the green and white jersey is confirmed as captain, while Bees Roux and Matteo Muccignat are to join him in the front row.

Form: Benetton Treviso have won their last two RaboDirect PRO12 matches but have not won three in a row in the tournament since October 2011. There was very little to choose in the first meeting between the two sides in Parma last Friday with Treviso grabbing the only try in the 43rd minute. Zebre tallied a fourth losing bonus point of the campaign during the 3-10 defeat.

Treviso 15 Luke McLean, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Christian Loamanu, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Edoardo Gori, 10 Kristopher Burton, 9 Tobias Botes, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Alessandro Zanni, 6 Paul Derbyshire, 5 Valerio Bernaḅ, 4 Francesco Minto, 3 Jacobus Roux, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (c), 1 Matteo Muccignat.
Replacements: 16 Enrico Ceccato, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Corniel Van Zyl, 20 Dean Budd, 21 Simone Favaro, 22 Fabio Semenzato, 23 Alberto Di Bernardo.

Zebre: tbc

Date: Saturday, December 29
Kick-off: 15:00 local (14:00 GMT)
Venue: Stadio Monigo
Referee: Matteo Liperini
Assistant Referees: Alan Falzone, Andrea Spadoni
TMO: Carlo Damasco

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