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Pro14 | Stadio Monigo
18:00 (GMT) | 07-10-2017
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Coversion is added by McKinley
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Cherif Traore picks up and drives over the try line for the bonus point try
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The ball is won back by Treviso and they launch an attack from their own half that sees them end up 5m away from the oppositions try line
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After the restart the away team looks for some consolation points by building an attack
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The conversion is missed by McKinley
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The ball is played back to Angelo Esposito who bumps off Bock and then goes over to score his 2nd try of the night
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Benetton edging closer to the try line as they put it up in the midfield
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Scrum for the home team deep inside their own half. They spread it wide before they kick. The Kings under pressure clears into touch and finds touch on their own 22
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Benetton wins a free-kick and looks to kick but the ball is charged down by a KIngs player. Line-out deep inside their own half for the home team
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Scrum reset
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The Kings kick the ball into touch after Treviso cleared. The home team makes a meal out of the line-out ball and the Kings pounces on it and looks to attack but a handling error stops their momentum
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The Kings again look to maul but the Treviso forwards drive them back into touch. Home teams line-out deep inside their own half
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Mark taken by the home team after a kick by De Wet. The ball is kicked into hands of Banda who runs it back. Penalty to the KIngs and they opt for touch
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Treviso puuting in massive hits on defense and driving the Kings back. They win a turnover on the ground and clear the ball into the hands of Bock who looks to run it back
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The Kings look to maul before they put it up in the midfield and then spreading it wide. The home team is defending strong 5m out. The KIngs are edging closer to the try line
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The home team manages to build a few phases before the Kings win a penalty on the ground and opt for touch. Touch found on the home team's 5
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Penalty won at the scrum for the home team and they opt for touch. Line out close to the half for the home team as they look to launch an attack
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The Kings look to maul again from the line-out but again the home team makes a turnover as they win a scrum.
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Scrum reset as Tebaldi looks to feed. The number 8 picks the ball up at the back of trhe scrum before the home team looks to clear but touch is found inside their own 22
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The Kings look to maul 20m out. They gain some momentum but the Treviso defense holds strong. Turnover ball won. Scrum to the home team
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The Kings spread the ball wide and into the hands of Banda who steps back into the traffic beating a couple of defenders. The Ref comes back to a penalty advantage and the KIngs opt for touch
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Treviso line-out and they clear into touch. The Kings look to take the quick throw but the ref comes back to a knock-on advantage
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The Kings wins a free-kick and opts scrum. Masimla takes on the blindside and puts in a grubber kick but it rolls into touch
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The Kings spread the ball wide but a forward pass by Klaasen sees the home team get a scrum inside their own half, close to their 10
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After the restart the home team looks to launch an attack by spreading the ball wide but the ball is lost forward and the Kings get a scrum inside their own half
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Banks fails to add the extras
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Marco Barbini picks it up at the back of the scrum and attacks the blindside. He scores a classical number 8 try
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Scrum reset
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Penaltyb for the home team 5m out and they opt for the scrum
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Treviso edging closer to the try line as Banks hits a gap and looks for the offload.
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The 2nd half gets on the way and both teams look to make use of the boot. Line-out to the home team after a mistake by Masimla

Half Time

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Play is continued into extra time as both teams look to kick but the ball is finally kicked into touch by Treviso 7min into extra time
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De Wet kicks over a very easy kick and gets the Kings on the scoreboard
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The Kings win a penalty and they opt for touch. They put it up in the middle after the line-out. The Kings playing phase after phase and edging closer to the try line. The Kings go for a drop goal but the ball is charged down. Penalty right in front of the posts for the away team
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Banks fails to add the extras. The Kings kick-off is deep and the home team looks to run it back
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Benetton goes wide from the scrum and find some space for Angelo Esposito to stroll over for the try
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Scrum penalty for the home team as they out muscle the Kings. They opt for another scrum
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The home team looks to drive from the line-out. They win a penalty again and this time they opt for the scrum
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Penalty to the home team and Bobby De Wee is sent of with a yellow card for a dangerous tackle. Banks kicks for touch
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After the restart the home team is back on the attack. They build a few phases as they attack the midfield.
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Marty Banks lines up another one for goal. He strikes it perfectly again
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After the line-out the home team puts the ball up in the middle. They win a penalty on the ground as the Kings player did not release the ball carrier
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The Kings kick in deep and Treviso secures the ball and kicks it down field. Banda returns the kick but the home team wins a penalty after the a player is taken out in the air.
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Banks kicks it straight through the middle
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Penalty against the KIngs for offside play. Marty Banks lines it up for goal about 45m out
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Banks making use of the boot but Bock fields and Banda clears into touch
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Scrum for the Kings after a Trevison knock-on. The KIngs look to attack wide but the ball is run into touch
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Penalty to the Kings at the scrum and they opt for touch. The home team wins the ball back and looks to take it wide
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A skew throw by the home team sees the Kings get a scrum inside their own half.
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The Kings look to build an attack but the ball is lost forward and the home team gets a scrum in the middle of the park
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After the restart the ball is won back by the Kings and they look to attack the midfield before De Wet decides to kick. The ball is fielded by Banks and the home team looks to counter attack but their momentum is stopped by a handling error
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Marty Banks lines it up and kicks it straight through the poles
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penalty for the home team in front of goal after a high tackle was made by a Kings player
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Kings penalty on the halfway line and they opt for touch. Treviso wins the ball back and they put a kick through which is chased down by the wing on the right. Penalty to the KIngs, they tap it quick but the ball is lost forward
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The home team on attack and they kick it high. Banda fields as the KIngs look to hold onto the ball before De Wet kicks into touch
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The Kings loses the ball forward at the line-out and Benetton gets a scrum inside their own half. Scrum reset
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The KIngs get the game on the way with a deep kick-off which Benetton returns with a clearance kick. The KIngs win a penalty and opt for touch
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The players are doing their final preparations before running onto the field.
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Players to look out for in the Benetton team would have to be Jayden Hayward, Marty Banks and Sebastian Negri. While while the Kings will expect strong performances by Masixole Banda, Godlen Masimla and Michael Willemse
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Benetton ‘s two victories so far in the Pro14 have been at Edinburgh in round 3 and at home to Ospreys in round 4. Benetton have lost two of their last five home games, but both of those were to Irish provinces, Munster and Ulster. Southern Kings are still without a league point after five rounds of the Pro14. Southern Kings most recent victory was a 31-30 win over The Bulls in Pretoria in Super in July. This will be the South African team's first visit to Italy having already visited Singapore, Australia, Argentina, Wales and Ireland in 2017.
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START LINE UP
  • 15 Jayden Hayward
  • 14 Angelo Esposito
  • 13 Ignacio Brex
  • 12 Alberto Sgarbi
  • 11 Luca Sperandio
  • 10 Marty Banks
  • 9 Tito Tebaldi
  • 8 Marco Barbini
  • 7 Abraham Steyn
  • 6 Sebastian Negri
  • 5 Dean Budd
  • 4 Marco Lazzaroni
  • 3 Simone Ferrari
  • 2 Lucas Bigi
  • 1 Federico Zani
RESERVES
  • 23 Tommaso Benvenuti
  • 22 Ian McKinley
  • 21 Eduardo Gori
  • 20 Robert Barbieri
  • 19 Marco Fuser
  • 18 Tiziano Pasquali
  • 17 Cherif Traore
  • 16 Tomas Baravalle
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  • 15 Yaw Penxe
  • 14 Michael Makase
  • 13 Harlon Klaasen
  • 12 Berton Klaasen
  • 11 Anthony Volmink
  • 9 Rudi van Rooyen
  • 8 Ruaan Lerm
  • 7 Martinus Burger
  • 6 Anidisa Ntsila
  • 5 Bobby de Wee
  • 4 Stephan Greeff
  • 3 Rossouw de Klerk
  • 2 Stephan Coetzee
  • 1 Schalk Ferreira
RESERVES
  • 23 Jacques Nel
  • 22 Barend Janse van Rensburg
  • 21 Godlen Masimla
  • 20 Andries Van Schalkwyk
  • 19 Lubabalo Mtyanda
  • 18 Pieter Scholtz
  • 17 Luvuyo Pupuma
  • 16 Alandre Van Rooyen
  • 10 Kurt Coleman
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Preview: Pro14, Round Six

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:55

DERBY WEEKEND: A cracking round of rugby await, with derby games taking place in Ireland and Wales - while Italy, Scotland and South Africa all host intriguing matches.

The unpredictable nature of the Championship is clear to see with Zebre's win over Ulster highlighting the improved efforts from the Italian clubs while the Cheetahs continue to look like an imposing force on their home turf in Bloemfontein after their win over Ospreys.

Bonus points are up across the board with 32 scored after five rounds compared to 20 at this point last season, while the average number of tries has risen from 4.9 per game to 5.5 ensuring that fans all across the Pro14 are getting plenty of entertainment.

One of the most exciting fixtures in Round 6 appears to be Glasgow Warriors trip to Bloemfontein where they will put their unbeaten record to the test against the South Africans, who have claimed three successive bonus-point wins. The Cheetahs have not won four in a row since 2013 while the Warriors are the only unbeaten team in the tournament, so this promises to be an enthralling affair.

Ospreys are in need of a win to get their season back on track and in Scarlets they face their closest rivals and the defending champions. Scarlets are off to a hot start and this derby duel should bring out the best of both teams who have won three games each in their last six fixtures against each other. The other Welsh derby takes place in the capital where Cardiff Blues face a Dragons team which is showing signs of rejuvenation under Bernard Jackman, but their last win over a fellow Welsh region came against Blues in 2014.

Zebre will visit Myreside to take on Edinburgh hoping to repeat the heroics of Benetton who won there just two weeks ago, however, history is against the visitors who are yet to win three Championship games in a row.

Benetton will also host the Southern Kings and Italy will become the sixth country they have played in during 2017 - Singapore, Australia, Argentina, Wales and Ireland are the others.

At Kingspan Stadium, Connacht go in search of a win to arrest their form but they will come up against an Ulster team eager to bounce back from last weekend's loss and armed with a record of nine wins from their last 10 fixtures against the westerners.

Pick of the Round Leinster v Munster

Aviva Stadium, the location of the 2018 Pro14 Final, will host Leinster v Munster as both teams enter the game sitting second in their respective conferences on 19 points having both won four of their five fixtures. The hosts have won their last four in a row at Aviva while Munster have only a single victory (34-23 v Leinster, 2014) to show from their last 10 visits to the Dublin venue, but those figures will only add to the motivation for the men in red.

Opta Top Performers - Round Five
* Tackles made: 22 Josh Macleod (Scarlets) / Bobby de Wee (Southern Kings)
* Carries: 24 Rhys Ruddock (Leinster)
* Defenders beaten: 10 Steff Evans (Scarlets)
* Offloads: 4 Tom Farrell (Connacht)
* Breaks: 4 Tom James (Cardiff Blues)
* Metres made: 152 Tiernan O'Halloran (Connacht)
* Turnovers won: 3 Carlo Canna (Zebre)
* Lineout steals: 2 Bobby de Wee (Southern Kings)

CONFERENCES

CONFERENCE A: Cardiff Blues, Cheetahs, Connacht, Glasgow Warriors, Munster, Ospreys, Zebre.
CONFERENCE B: Benetton, Dragons, Edinburgh, Southern Kings, Leinster, Scarlets, Ulster.

We look at all the Round Six matches:

Friday, October 6

CARDIFF BLUES v DRAGONS
(Cardiff Arms Park - Kick-off: 19.35; 18.35 GMT)

Cardiff Blues only victory in the Pro14 this season was 17-15 over Connacht in Galway in round Four.

The Blues have won their last two fixtures against fellow Welsh regions.

Dragons have won two of their last three matches in the Championship, but both of those were at home, to Connacht and Southern Kings.

Dragons have lost their last 25 away games in the Championship since they won at Treviso in March 2015.

The Men from Gwent have not beaten a fellow Welsh region since they visited the Arms Park and overcame Cardiff on Boxing Day 2014.

Blues have won their last five encounters with Dragons in the Championship, although Dragons did win 25-21 in the quarter-final of the European Challenge Cup at Rodney Parade in April 2015.

The teams:

Cardiff Blues: 15 Rhun Williams, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Willis Halaholo, 11 Tom James, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Lloyd Williams (captain), 8 Nick Williams, 7 Olly Robinson, 6 Josh Navidi, 5 Damian Welch, 4 Seb Davies, 3 Taufa'ao Filise, 2 Kristian Dacey, 1 Brad Thyer.
Replacements: 16 Matthew Rees, 17 Corey Domachowski, 18 Keiron Assiratti, 19 James Down, 20 Josh Turnbull, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Steven Shingler, 23 Matthew Morgan.

Dragons: 15 Hallam Amos, 14 Ashton Hewitt, 13 Tyler Morgan, 12 Jack Dixon, 11 Jared Rosser, 10 Gavin Henson, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 James Benjamin, 7 Ollie Griffiths, 6 James Thomas, 5 Cory Hill (captain), 4 Matthew Screech, 3 Leon Brown, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Brok Harris.
Replacements: 16 Liam Belcher, 17 Luke Garrett, 18 Lloyd Fairbrother, 19 Joe Davies, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Owain Leonard, 22 Angus O'Brien, 23 Will Talbot-Davies.

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Dan Jones, Adam Jones (Wales)
TMO: Tim Hayes (Wales)

EDINBURGH v ZEBRE
(Myreside Stadium, Edinburgh - Kick-off: 19.35; 18.35 GMT)

Edinburgh have lost their last three matches in the Pro14 since beating the Dragons in round 2.

The Scotsmen have already lost at home to an Italian side this season having slipped up to Benetton at Myreside on 15 September - they have actually been defeated in three of their last four encounters with Italian teams.

Zebre have won their last two Pro14 matches, at Southern Kings and at home to Ulster, they have never won three in a row in the Championship.

The Italians have won just one of their last seven fixtures with Scottish opponents: 19-14 on their most recent visit to Edinburgh (at Murrayfield) in October 2016.

The last seven meetings between the two sides have been edged by Zebre by four wins to three.

The teams:

Edinburgh: 15 Blair Kinghorn, 14 Dougie Fife, 13 James Johnstone, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Tom Brown, 10 Jason Tovey, 9 Nathan Fowles, 8 Cornell du Preez, 7 Jamie Ritchie, 6 Magnus Bradbury (captain), 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 WP Nel, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Darryl Marfo.
Replacements: 16 Ross Ford, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Anton Bresler, 20 Luke Crosbie, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Robbie Fruean.

Zebre: 15 Matteo Minozzi, 14 Mattia Bellini, 13 Tommaso Boni, 12 Tommaso Castello (captain), 11 Giovanbattista Venditti, 10 Carlo Canna, 9 Marcello Violi, 8 Renato Giammarioli, 7 Johan Meyer, 6 Giovanni Licata, 5 George Biagi, 4 David Sisi, 3 Dario Chistolini, 2 Oliviero Fabiani, 1 Andrea Lovotti.
Replacements: 16 Luhandre Luus, 17 Andrea De Marchi, 18 Eduardo Bello, 19 Leonard Krumow, 20 Derick Minnie, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Serafin Bordoli, 23 Ciaran Gaffney.

Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Andrea Piardi, Manuel Bottino (Italy)

CHEETAHS v GLASGOW WARRIORS
(Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein - Kick-off: 20.35; 19.35 UK time; 18.35 GMT)

Cheetahs end their four game home stand having won the first three with maximum points, against Zebre, Leinster and Ospreys.

The South Africans have not won four matches in a row since they did so in Super in 2013.

Glasgow Warriors are the only side left in this season's Pro14 with a 100 per cent winning record. They have dropped only two points this campaign, missing out on a try bonus in Connacht in round 1 and at Cardiff in round 3.

The two sides have never met before.

Teams:

Cheetahs: 15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Rosco Specman, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Teboho Mohoje, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Retshegofaditswe Nche, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Nico Lee, 23 Luther Obi.

Glasgow Warriors: 15 Ruaridh Jackson, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Nick Grigg, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Leonardo Sarto, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Adam Ashe, 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Ryan Wilson (captain), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Fraser Brown, 1 Jamie Bhatti.
Replacements: 16 Geroge Turner, 17 Alex Allan, 18 D'Arcy Rae, 19 Brian Alainu'uese, 20 Rob Harley, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Niko Matawalu.

Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, Ben Crouse (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

ULSTER v CONNACHT
(Kingspan Stadium, Belfast - Kick-off: 19.35; 18.35 GMT)

Ulster's perfect start to the new Pro14 season was spoiled with their 23-27 reversal to Zebre in Parma on Saturday.

The Ulsterman have not lost at Kingspan Stadium in any tournament since Bordeaux were the visitors in the European Champions Cup on 21 January.

Ulster have been defeated only twice by an Irish province in Belfast since May 2014, and both of those were to Munster.

Connacht have slipped to three straight Pro14 defeats, whilst their only victory in the Championship since April was 32-10 at home to Southern Kings on 9 September.

Connacht have lost their last five encounters with Irish provinces since beating Ulster 30-25 in Galway in October 2016.

Ulster have lost just one of their last ten fixtures with Connacht, at the Sportsground in round 6 last season, whilst Connacht have not triumphed in Belfast since November 1960.

The teams:

Ulster: 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Luke Marshall, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 John Cooney, 8 Jean Deysel, 7 Chris Henry (captain), 6 Iain Henderson, 5 Kieran Treadwell, 4 Alan O’Connor, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Rob Herring, 1 Kyle McCall.
Replacements: 16 John Andrew, 17 Andy Warwick, 18 Rodney Ah You, 19 Robbie Diack, 20 Sean Reidy, 21 Paul Marshall, 22 Pete Nelson, 23 Louis Ludik.

Connacht: 15 Tiernan O’Halloran, 14 Cian Kelleher, 13 Bundee Aki, 12 Tom Farell, 11 Matt Healy, 10 Jack Carty, 9 Kieran Marmion, 8 John Muldoon (captain), 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Eoin McKeon, 5 Quinn Roux, 4 Ultan Dillane, 3 Finlay Bealham, 2 Tom McCartney, 1 Denis Buckley.
Replacements: 16 Dave Heffernan, 17 Denis Coulson, 18 Conor Carey, 19 James Cannon, 20 Eoghan Masterson, 21 Caolin Blade, 22 Steve Crosbie, 23 Eoin Griffin.

Referee: Andy Brace (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Frank Murphy (Ireland), Paul Haycock (Ireland)
TMO: Peter Fitzgibbon

Saturday, October 7

LEINSTER v MUNSTER
(Aviva Stadium, Dublin - Kick-off: 14.00; 13.00 GMT)

Leinster's only defeat in the Pro14 this season was 19-38 away to Cheetahs in round 4.

The Leinstermen have won on their last four visits to Aviva Stadium in all tournaments, since Toulon beat them there in the European Champions Cup in December 2015.

Munster's only defeat so far in the Pro14 also came in round 4, away at Glasgow.

The Munstermen' s only victory in their last ten visits to Aviva Stadium in all tournaments was 34-23 over Leinster in the Championship in October 2014.

Each side won its respective home game when they met last season, whilst Munster's solitary victory on Leinster soil since September 2008 came at Aviva Stadium in round 5, 2014/15.

Teams:

Leinster: 15 Joey Carbery, 14 Adam Byrne, 13 Rory O’Loughlin, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Barry Daly, 10 Johnny Sexton (captain), 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Rhys Ruddock, 5 Scott Fardy, 4 Devin Toner, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 James Tracy, 1 Jack McGrath.
Replacements: 16 Seán Cronin, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Michael Bent, 19 Ross Molony, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Fergus McFadden.

Munster: 15 JJ Hanrahan, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Tyler Bleyendaal, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Ian Keatley, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Chridstian Stander, 7 Tommy O’Donnell, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 Billy Holland, 4 Robin Copeland, 3 John Ryan, 2 Niall Scannell, 1 Dave Kilcoyne.
Replacements: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Liam O’Connor, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Mark Flanagan, 20 Jack O’Donoghue, 21 Duncan Williams, 22 Rory Scannell, 23 Alex Wootton.

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)
Assistant referees: Craig Evans, Wayne Davies (Wales)
TMO: Jon Mason (Wales)

BENETTON v SOUTHERN KINGS
(Stadio Monigo, Treviso - Kick-off: 20.00; 20.00 SA time; 18.00 GMT)

Benetton ‘s two victories so far in the Pro14 have been at Edinburgh in round 3 and at home to Ospreys in round 4.

Benetton have lost two of their last five home games, but both of those were to Irish provinces, Munster and Ulster.

Southern Kings are still without a league point after five rounds of the Pro14.

Southern Kings most recent victory was a 31-30 win over The Bulls in Pretoria in Super in July.

This will be the South African team's first visit to Italy having already visited Singapore, Australia, Argentina, Wales and Ireland in 2017.

The two sides have never met before.

Teams:

Benetton: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Luca Sperandio, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Marco Barbini 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Dean Budd (captain), 4 Marco Lazzaroni, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Federico Zani.
Replacements: 16 Tomas Baravalle, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Robert Barbieri, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Ian McKinley, 23 Tommaso Benvenuti.

Southern Kings: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Sibusiso Sithole, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Pieter–Steyn de Wet, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Dries van Schalkwyk, 7 Jurie van Vuuren, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Martin Dreyer, 2 Michael Willemse (captain), 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements: 16 Tango Balekile, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Entienne Swanepoel, 19 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20 Khaya Majola, 21 Rudi van Rooyen, 22 Oliver Zono, 23 Berton Klaasen.

Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Rhys Thomas, Jonathan Hardy (Wales)
TMO: Sean Brickell (Wales)

OSPREYS v SCARLETS
(Liberty Stadium - 19.35; 18.35 GMT)

Ospreys have slipped to four straight Pro14 defeats since overcoming Zebre 22-13 at Liberty Stadium on the opening weekend.

Ospreys record in their last six encounters at Liberty Stadium in the Championship is won three, lost three, however their only defeat there to a fellow Welsh region in the Championship since October 2010 was to Scarlets in March 2016.

Scarlets only defeat in their last dozen Pro14 fixtures was 20-27 to Ulster in Belfast on 15 September.

Scarlets only defeat to a fellow Welsh region in the Championship since April 2016 was on their most recent visit to Liberty Stadium in December 2016.

The last six meetings between the two sides have been evenly split with three wins apiece. Scarlets have won just twice before at Liberty Stadium, in September 2007 and March 2016.

Teams:

Ospreys: 15 Dan Evans, 14 Cory Allen, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 James Hook, 11 Jeff Hassler, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 James King, 7 Olly Cracknell, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Ma’afu Fia, 2 Scott Otten, 1 Nicky Smith.
Replacements: 16 Sam Parry, 17 Paul James, 18 Dmitri Arhip, 19 Lloyd Ashley, 20 Dan Baker, 21 Tom Habberfield, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Owen Watkin.

Scarlets: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Johnny Mcnicholl, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Rhys Patchell, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Tadhg Beirne, 7 Will Boyde, 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Lewis Rawlins, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Ken Owens (captain), 1 Wyn Jones.
Replacements: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Dylan Evans, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 David Bulbring, 20 Josh Macleod, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Paul Asquith, 23 Scott Williams.

Referee: John Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Dan Jones (Wales), Joy Neville (Ireland)
TMO: Olly Hodges (Ireland)

Source: @PRO14Official

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Treviso extend Kings' losing-streak

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 18:00

PRO14 MATCH REPORT: Italian side Benetton cruised to a comforable 31-3 win over South African side the Southern Kings on Saturday in Italy.

The win sees Treviso secure their third win of the season, while basement dwellers of Pool B, the Kings suffered their fifth defeat in five matches.

The South African side cant just seemed to found their feet in the Pro14 tournament and had to settle for a 3-14 deficit at the break.

Angelo Esposito scored the only try of an attritional first half in Treviso, with Marty Banks kicking three penalties to Pieter-Steyn de Wet’s one to see the hosts into a 14-3 advantage – Kings lock Bobby de Wee spending ten minutes in the sin-bin.

And that was a lead they never looked like relinquishing, as Marco Barbini went over just six minutes into the second half, before Esposito grabbed his second of the night and Cherif Traore grabbed a bonus-point score with the final play of the game.

It took ten minutes for Banks to land his first penalty from just left of the posts, after de Wee was penalised for a high tackle.

The Kiwi No.10 then made it 9-0 with two more place kicks on 22 and 25 minutes, with Benetton turning the screws and making their pressure pay with points.

De Wee’s late hit on Banks then proved very costly as he was yellow carded by referee Sean Gallagher, and the Lions kicked into the corner.

A well-worked rolling-maul led to another penalty deep in Kings territory and, after earning penalty advantage yet again from the scrum, Banks’ perfectly-weighted cross-field kick found Esposito in acres of space on the right flank to score – with the visitors committing men on the other side of the pitch.

Banks’ conversion attempt from out wide hit the post however, and the Kings did get themselves on the scoresheet before the break with Dean Budd offside as he charged down de Wet’s drop-goal attempt.

The visitors’ No.10 knocked over the routine penalty to make it 14-3, but they found themselves on the back foot again straight away in the second half as Barbini gave Benetton a commanding advantage.

The Kings’ discipline deep in their own territory let them down again as they conceded another penalty and the No.8 picked the ball off the back of the scrum and sold Alshaun Bock a dummy to dot down.

Despite the visitors enjoying their best spell of the match around the hour mark as they knocked on the Italians’ door, building the phases with patient play on the hosts’ five-metre line, determined defence kept them at bay and a late salvo saw Benetton snatch a bonus point.

Esposito got around the outside of Bock brilliantly and held off two tackles to get the ball down in the right corner, and Traore sniped over as the clock ticked into the red for the hosts fourth to send the Italian fans into raptures.

The scorers:

For Bennetton:
Tries:
Esposito 2, Barbini, Traore
Con: McKinley
Pens: Banks 3

For Kings:
Pen
: De Wet

Yellow Card: De Wee (Kings, 27)

Benetton Rugby: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Luca Sperandio, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Marco Barbini 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Dean Budd (captain), 4 Marco Lazzaroni, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Federico Zani
Replacements: 16 Tomas Baravalle, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Robert Barbieri, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Ian McKinley, 23 Tommaso Benvenuti

Kings: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Sibusiso Sithole, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Dries van Schalkwyk, 7 Jurie van Vuuren, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Martin Dreyer, 2 Michael Willemse (captain), 1 Schalk Ferreira
Replacements: 16 Tango Balekile, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Entienne Swanepoel, 19 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20 Khaya Majola, 21 Rudi van Rooyen, 22 Oliver Zono, 23 Berton Klaasen

Referee: Seán Gallagher (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Rhys Thomas (Wales), Jonathan Hardy (Wales)
TMO: Sean Brickell (Wales)

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Angelo Esposito (38min), Marco Barbini (46min), Angelo Esposito (78min), and Cherif Traore (83min)
TRIES
Ian McKinley (85min)
CONVERSIONS
Marty Banks (10min) and Marty Banks (30min)
PENALTIES
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
Bobby de Wee (33min)
 
 
VENUE Stadio Monigo
REFEREE Sean Gallagher (Ireland)