Treviso v Leicester: Heineken Cup match preview

Last Updated: 14/12/12 1:47pm

  • Share:

Sky Bet

There are six changes to Leicester's starting XV to will face Treviso at Stadio di Monigo on Saturday.

Anthony Allen will return to the line-up after missing the home win in Round 3 due to an injury in the Aviva Premiership match against Bath a week earlier.

Adam Thompstone and Niall Morris are named on the wings, with Brett Deacon, Dan Cole and Louis Deacon recalled into the forward pack.

Among the replacements, Logovi'i Mulipola is selected on his return from injury.

Meanwhile, Treviso have selected their strongest available side and enter with confidence after pushing the Tigers close last weekend, due to a strong second-half showing at Welford Road.

Alberto Sgarbi and Christian Loamanu come into the centre positions with Leonardo Ghiraldini, Alberto Di Bernardo, Cornelius van Zyl, Alessandro Zanni, Francesco Minto, Lorenzo Cittadini and Michele Rizzo also getting starts on Saturday.

Treviso: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Christian Loamanu, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Tommaso Iannone, 10 Alberto Di Bernardo, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Manoa Vosawai, 7 Dean Budd, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 5 Cornelius van Zyl, 4 Francesco Minto, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Michele Rizzo.

Replacements: 16 Franco Sbaraglini, 17 Matteo Muccignat, 18 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet, 19 Valerio Bernabo, 20 Paul Derbyshire, 21 Simone Favaro, 22 Fabio Semenzato, 23 Kristopher Burton.

Leicester: 15 Mathew Tait, 14 Niall Morris, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Anthony Allen, 11 Adam Thompstone, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Julian Salvi, 6 Brett Deacon, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Louis Deacon, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Tom Youngs, 1 Marcos Ayerza.

Replacements: 16 George Chuter, 17 Logovi'i Mulipola, 18 Martin Castrogiovanni, 19 Graham Kitchener, 20 Jordan Crane, 21 Sam Harrison, 22 Geordan Murphy, 23 Dan Bowden.

Don't miss any live and exclusive rugby union coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

  • Share:

Related

Heineken Cup week four 2012/13

Northampton defeated Ulster 10-9 last weekend

Saints on the rise

Miles Harrison expects a cracking game as a resurgent Northampton side take on Harlequins.

Ibrahim Diarra: Has an anxious wait to see if he is suspended

Diarra faces ban over stamp

Castres flanker Ibrahim Diarra could be suspended after being cited for stamping in their Heineken Cup win over Glasgow.

Howlett pleased with bonus point

Howlett pleased with bonus point

Munster captain Dougie Howlett was happy to gain a bonus point despite the loss to Saracens.

Poll

Most Popular

Features

Gallagher: Crolla so lucky

Gallagher: Crolla so lucky

Trainer Joe Gallagher told Ringside that Anthony Crolla could have been killed when he was hit with a concrete slab.

Merson's predictions

Merson's predictions

Paul predicts wins for Chelsea, Man City, West Ham and QPR and a pair of draws on Super Sunday.

On Goals on Sunday...

On Goals on Sunday...

We dissect the goals from Saturday's Premier League action, plus quiz Big Sam on life at Upton Park.