Benetton and Bulls confirmed their lineups for what will be the first final of the Pro 14 Rainbow Cup. The match will take place on Saturday, from 1:30 p.m. (Argentine time), at the Di Monigo Stadium, in Treviso.
After a winless ride in the Pro 14, Benetton became strong in the new competition and will contest the final of the Rainbow Cup. With the presence of the Argentines Juan Ignacio Brex and Thomas Gallo, Those led by the New Zealander, Kieran Crowley, will repeat the same formation that beat Connacht, on May 29, in what was their last meeting.
On the Bulls side, there will be three changes in relation to the team that got through to the final after beating Sharks last weekend. Without the presence of those summoned for the Springboks and for the selected of Seven, the Head Coach, Jake White arranged the income of Chris Smith, Nizaam Carr and Jan Uys, replacing Morne Steyn and Marco van Staden, both cited for the Selected, and Janko Swanepoel, who will be between the relays.
With 1250 people authorized to attend the stadium, the final between Benetton Treviso and Blue Bulls will have a more appropriate framework for a contest that for the first time will officially face teams from the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
Benetton: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Edoardo Padovani, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Marco Zanon, 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage (c), 8 Toa Halafihi, 7 Michele Lamaro, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Niccolò Cannone , 3 Marco Riccioni, 2 Corniel Els, 1 Thomas Gallo
Substitutes: 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 17 Ivan Nemer, 18 Filippo Alongi, 19 Irné Herbst, 20 Manuel Zuliani, 21 Marco Barbini, 22 Callum Braley, 23 Ratuva Tavuyara
Bulls: 15 David Kriel, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Marcell Coetzee (c), 7 Ruan Nortje, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Jan Uys, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp
Substitutes: 16 Schalk Erasmus, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Lizo Gqoboka, 19 Janko Swanepoel, 20 Muller Uys, 21 Zak Burger, 22 Clinton Swart, 23 Gio Aplon, 24 Robert Hunt, 25 Keagan Johannes, 26 WJ Steenkamp, 27 Dawid Kellerman, 28 Sydney tobias