All this weekend's PRO14 team news
Round two of the Guinness PRO14 takes place this weekend with Saturday matches set for Treviso, Swansea, Limerick and Newport, with the final match following on Sunday at Glasgow. This is after Dragons open the round against Zebre in Wales on Friday.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
BENETTON v LEINSTER (Stadio Monigo – KO 17:15 UK)
BENETTON: Jayden Hayward, Ratuva Tavuyara, Luca Morisi, Marco Zanon, Monty Ioane, Paolo Garbisi, Dewaldt Duvenage (capt); Cherif Traore, Hame Faiva, Tiziano Pasquali; Irne Herbst, Eli Snyman; Sebastian Negri, Abraham Steyn, Toa Halafihi. Reps: Gianmarco Lucchesi, Nicola Quaglio, Simone Ferrari, Niccolò Cannone, Federico Ruzza, Giovanni Pettinelli, Callum Braley, Edoardo Padovani.
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LEINSTER: Hugo Keenan; Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose (capt), Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe, Ross Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park; Ed Bryne, James Tracy, Michael Bent; Ryan Baird, James Ryan, Caelan Doris, Will Connors, Jack Conan. Reps: Sean Cronin, Cian Healy, Tom Clarkson, Ross Molony, Rhys Ruddock, Luke McGrath, Harry Byrne, Jimmy O’Brien.
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 66th competition game)
OSPREYS v ULSTER (Liberty Stadium – KO 17:15)
OSPREYS: Dan Evans; Mat Protheroe, Owen Watkin, Keiran Williams, Luke Morgan, Stephen Myler, Rhys Webb; Nicky Smith, Sam Parry, Tom Botha, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones, Olly Cracknell, Justin Tipuric (capt), Morgan Morris. Reps: Dewi Lake, Rhodri Jones, Ma’afu Fia, Bradley Davies, Dan Lydiate, Harri Morgan, Josh Thomas, Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler.
ULSTER: Jacob Stockdale, Matt Faddes, James Hume, Stewart Moore, Rob Lyttle, Ian Madigan, John Cooney; Jack McGrath, Rob Herring, Marty Moore, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (capt), Matthew Rea, Marcus Rea, Marcell Coetzee. Reps: Adam McBurney, Eric O’Sullivan, Gareth Milasinovich, Kieran Treadwell, Greg Jones, David Shanahan, Louis Ludik, Sean Reidy.
Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 45th competition game)
"He is a quality dude, a quality person"
– @simonzebo talked Andy Farrell, Ireland, Champions Cup and his infamous 2013 Lions forfeit on the new RugbyPass Offload show he is hosting with Dylan Hartley, Jamie Roberts and Ryan Wilson ?
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MUNSTER v EDINBURGH (Thomond Park – KO 19:35)
MUNSTER: Mike Haley, Andrew Conway, Alex McHenry, Rory Scannell, Matt Gallagher; Ben Healy, Craig Casey; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, John Ryan; Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne, Jack O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander (capt). Reps: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, Roman Salanoa, Gavin Coombes, John Hodnett, Conor Murray, Jack Crowley, Dan Goggin.
EDINBURGH: Damien Hoyland; Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett, George Taylor, Duhan van der Merwe; Jaco van der Walt, Nic Groom; Rory Sutherland, Stuart McInally (co-capt), WP Nel; Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist (co-capt); Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Nick Haining. Reps: Mike Willemse, Pierre Schoeman, Simon Berghan, Andrew Davidson, Mesulame Kunavula, Dan Nutton, Nathan Chamberlain, James Johnstone.
– Guinness players’ player of the season Duhan van der Merwe returns for Edinburgh.
Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU, 185th competition game)
– Nigel Owens makes 185th appearance in PRO14 after he was named as the referee for the upcoming European Champions Cup final.
CARDIFF BLUES v CONNACHT (Rodney Parade – KO 19:35)
CARDIFF: Matthew Morgan; Josh Adams, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Hallam Amos; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams; Corey Domachowski, Kirby Myhill, Dillon Lewis, Seb Davies, Cory Hill (capt), Shane Lewis-Hughes, Olly Robinson, James Botham. Reps: Kristian Dacey, Rhys Carre, Dmitri Arhip, Ben Murphy, Alun Lawrence, Lewis Jones, Jason Tovey, Garyn Smith.
CONNACHT: John Porch, Peter Sullivan, Sammy Arnold, Bundee Aki, Alex Wooton, Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion; Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham; Gavin Thornbury, Quinn Roux; Eoghan Masterson, Conor Oliver, Jarrad Butler (capt). Reps: Shane Delahunt, Jordan Duggan, Jack Aungier, Ultan Dillane, Paul Boyle, Stephen Kerins, Conor Fitzgerald, Tom Daly.
Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi (FIR, 2nd competition game)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
GLASGOW WARRIORS v SCARLETS (Scotstoun – KO 17:15)
GLASGOW: Huw Jones; Tommy Seymour, Nick Grigg, Stafford McDowall, Ratu Tagive, Adam Hastings, Ali Price; Oli Kebble, Fraser Brown (capt); Rob Harley, Scott Cummings; Ryan Wilson, Tom Gordon, Matt Fagerson. Reps: George Turner, Aki Seiuli, D’arcy Rae, Richie Gray, Chris Fusaro, George Horne, Pete Horne, Niko Matawalu.
SCARLETS: Leigh Halfpenny; Tom Rogers, Jonathan Davies (capt), Johnny Williams, Steff Evans; Dan Jones, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ryan Elias, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Sam Lousi, Blade Thomson, Josh Macleod, Sione Kalamafoni. Reps: Ken Owens, Phil Price, Javan Sebastian, Lewis Rawlins, James Davies, Kieran Hardy, Rhys Patchell, Steff Hughes.
Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 36th competition game)
Welsh favourite Jamie Roberts provided excellent insight on RugbyPass Offload about the disease that is stalking the game https://t.co/Ujvhc5aBGL
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) October 8, 2020
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