• Help Support The Rugby Forum :

Dragons v Treviso


An Tarbh

<div align="center">
Dragons v Treviso

One of the more high scoring games so far in the pool stages in the game last week with the Dragons coming away from Treviso with a 2 point victory as the Italians couldn't quite complete their comeback.

The Dragons cause for this weekend cannot have been helped by the shennanigans that the 2 players, Rhys Thomas and Rhodri Gomer-Davies, got up to after the first game, although both will start this weekend's game having got off with a caution.

There are three changes however as Richard Fussell comes in on the wing for Richard Mustoe, who drops out of the squad all together. In the forwards Joe Bearman comes in at number eight, forcing Michael Owen to second row and Adam Jones to the bench.

Treviso coach Franco Smith has made just 2 changes to his side with Benjamin de Jager coming back onto the wing, replacing Alberto Sgarbi, while prop Salvatore Costanzo has lost his battle for fitness being replaced by Michael Barbieri.

So is another possible upset on the cards or the expected bp victory for the home side???

Dragons: 15 Kevin Morgan, 14 Martyn Thomas, 13 Paul Emerick, 12 Rhodri Gomer-Davies, 11 Richard Fussell, 10 Ceri Sweeney, 9 Andy Williams, 8 Joe Bearman, 7 Richard Parks, 6 Colin Charvis ©, 5 Michael Owen, 4 Luke Charteris, 3 Rhys Thomas, 2 Steve Jones, 1 Adam Black.
Replacements: 16 Ben Daly, 17 Huw Gustafson, 18 Adam Jones, 19 Jamie Ringer, 20 Wayne Evans, 21 Aled Thomas, 22 Ashley Smith.

Treviso: 15 Brendan Williams, 14 Lucas Borges, 13 Michael Horak, 12 Marius Goosen ©, 11 Benjamin De Jager, 10 Andrea Marcato, 9 Fabio Semenzato, 8 Dion Kingi, 7 Hottie Louw, 6 Robert Barbieri, 5 Cornelius Van Zyl, 4 Antonio Pavanello, 3 Michael Barbieri, 2 Franco Sbaraglini, 1 Nicolas De Gregori.
Replacements: 16 Diego Vidal, 17 Matteo Muccignat, 18 Silvio Orlando, 19 Will Johnson, 20 Scott Palmer, 21 Simon Picone, 22 Nathan Mauger.
well, after Treviso last week threw away the home win vs Dragon playin' an unbelivable first half loaded of mistackles, today they clinched a good win with a penalty by Goosen 5 mins into the extra time, 22-24
Great to see an Italian away win in the HC. It can only help the confidence of these sides and make the competition better as a whole. :)