The first Italian derby in the Guinness Pro14 tournament ends in a win for Benetton Treviso!


On Saturday 23 December the Monigo Stadium in Treviso was the setting for the first of three all-Italian derbies in the Guinness Pro14 - 2017/2018 season.  The winners on this occasion were the “Lions”, coached by Kieran Crowley, who beat Zebre Rugby 27 - 14, and they gained their first offensive bonus point, the first ever in a derby match.  

For both teams it was a lively, well-balanced and hard fought match, in which they played for a win right through to the final whistle. The return leg is scheduled for 3.00 pm on Saturday 30 December at the Lanfranchi Stadium in Parma.

Competitive rugby, however, will actually commence at 10.30 am with the  Erreà Sport national tournament for Under 14s.