For international scrum-half Alessandro Troncon will take charge of the Italian Select XV squad for their fixture against Leicester Tigers next month.
Troncon, the first Italian to reach 100 Test caps in a career played with Treviso and ASM Clermont Auvergne, leads a squad for the fixture against Tigers as part of a Mattioli Woods Welford Road double header on Saturday, November 5 which also features a women’s league derby fixture.
The squad includes six senior internationals and is selected from Benetton and Zebre players not selected for the Autumn Nations Series alongside younger prospects from their new academies and Italy’s TOP10 league all looking to push their claims within the Azzurri pathway.
The match against the Italian visitors, which kicks off at 1.00pm, will be followed by the Women’s Championship North fixture between Tigers and derby rivals Loughborough Town Ladies at 3.15pm in a first-ever club double header.
Entry is included in season tickets and all areas of the stadium will be open.
Double Header match tickets are on general sale, priced from just £22 adult / £10 under-18s. Book online or by phoning 0116 319 8888 (option 2).
All match tickets, car parking and matchday bus travel purchased for the cancelled Tigers versus Wasps fixture (October 23) will be transferred to this double header. Original tickets remain valid to use at the turnstiles and no new ticket will need to be issued.
Season ticket holders and match ticket purchasers for the original fixture have been emailed full details.
Women’s team season ticket holders will be issued with a code to rebook for the double header following the change of kick-off details. Check your emails from the Leicester Tigers ticket office for full details.
Italian Select XV squad
Filippo Alongi (Benetton Rugby Treviso)
Mattia Bellini (Benetton Rugby Treviso)
Giulio Bertaccini (Valorugby Emilia)
Nicolò Casilio (Zebre Rugby Club)
Lorenzo Citton (Rugby Petrarca)
Giacomo Da Re (Benetton Rugby Treviso)
Filippo Drago (Benetton Rugby Treviso)
Matteo Drudi (Benetton Rugby Treviso)
Lapo Frangini (Us Firenze Rugby 1931)
Simone Gesi (Zebre Rugby Club)
Muhamed Hasa (Zebre Rugby Club)
Alessandro Izekor (Benetton Rugby Treviso)
Leonard Krumov (Zebre Rugby Club)
Marco Manfredi (Zebre Rugby Club)
Giovanni Montemauri (Femi-Cz Rugby Rovigo Delta)
Matteo Nocera (Zebre Rugby Club)
Lorenzo Pani (Zebre Rugby Club)
Nicola Piantella (Benetton Rugby Treviso)
Luca Rizzoli (Zebre Rugby Club)
Davide Ruggeri (Zebre Rugby Club)
Mirco Spagnolo (Rugby Petrarca)
Jacopo Trulla (Zebre Rugby Club)
Ross Vintcent (Exeter Chiefs)
Andrea Zambonin (Zebre Rugby Club)
Marco Zanon (Benetton Rugby Treviso)