Treviso bring back Benvenuti

Date published: June 1 2016

Treviso have completed the signing of Italy international outside centre Tommaso Benvenuti, who will return to the PRO12 club from Bristol.

After a difficult recent season, Treviso are hopeful the centre's return, along with Tommaso Allan and Tiziano Pasquali's, will boost them.

Since leaving Treviso in 2013, Benvenuti has played one season at Perpignan in France before he joined then Championship side Bristol.

"I grew up in Treviso and I could not be happier to return, I was hoping to do it," he told PRO12 Rugby about his upcoming return to Italy.

"Benetton has always been a big club, perhaps in the last few seasons it has not been very lucky but I'm back to lend a hand to the club and bring it back to the positions they deserve.

"The experience abroad was very helpful, it allowed me to learn about new environments and different ways of interpreting rugby, it was a great challenge but also very educational."