The Benetton Rugby squad for 2020/2021

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Here is the list of players of Benetton for the 2020/2021 season with heights, weights, birthdate, ages, contract length.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
Italy Cherif TRAORÉ Prop 27 y/o 10/04/1994 1.84 m 116 kg 6 ft 18 st; 255.74 lb PRO 2023
Italy Derrick APPIAH Prop 26 y/o 19/07/1994 1.85 m 118 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO 2021
Italy Federico ZANI Prop 32 y/o 09/04/1989 1.78 m 110 kg 5 ft 10 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2022
Italy Gianmarco LUCCHESI Prop 20 y/o 10/09/2000 1.83 m 104 kg 6 ft 16 st; 229.28 lb PRO
Argentina Ivan NEMER Prop 23 y/o 22/04/1998 1.80 m 116 kg 5 ft 11 in 18 st 3.74 lb; 255.74 lb PRO 2024
Italy Marco RICCIONI Prop 23 y/o 19/10/1997 1.86 m 126 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 11.78 lb; 277.78 lb PRO 2021
Italy Nicola QUAGLIO Prop 30 y/o 09/03/1991 1.85 m 120 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2022
Italy Simone FERRARI Prop 27 y/o 28/03/1994 1.85 m 124 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO 2023
Italy Tiziano PASQUALI Prop 26 y/o 14/07/1994 1.85 m 118 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO 2023
South Africa Corniel ELS Hooker 27 y/o 19/01/1994 1.83 m 109 kg 6 ft 17 st; 240.30 lb PRO 2021
Italy Giacomo NICOTERA Hooker 24 y/o 15/07/1996 1.83 m 102 kg 6 ft 16 st; 224.87 lb PRO
New Zealand Hame FAIVA Hooker 27 y/o 09/05/1994 1.83 m 108 kg 6 ft 17 st; 238.10 lb PRO 2022
Argentina Thomas GALLO Hooker 22 y/o 30/04/1999 1.76 m 107 kg 5 ft 9 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO 2024
Argentina Tomas BARAVALLE Hooker 30 y/o 14/12/1990 1.82 m 101 kg 6 ft 15 st; 222.67 lb PRO 2022
Zimbabwe Eli SNYMAN Lock 25 y/o 25/01/1996 2.01 m 119 kg 6 ft 7 in 18 st 10.35 lb; 262.35 lb PRO 2021
Italy Federico RUZZA Lock 26 y/o 04/08/1994 1.98 m 108 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO
South Africa Irné HERBST Lock 28 y/o 04/05/1993 2.00 m 120 kg 6 ft 7 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2024
Italy Matteo CANALI Lock 22 y/o 11/09/1998 1.98 m 118 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO
Italy Niccolò CANNONE Lock 23 y/o 17/05/1998 1.96 m 115 kg 6 ft 5 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2023
Italy Seb NEGRI Lock 26 y/o 30/06/1994 1.94 m 110 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2022
South Africa Braam STEYN Back row 29 y/o 02/05/1992 1.93 m 111 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 6.71 lb; 244.71 lb PRO 2024
Italy Davide RUGGERI Back row 22 y/o 07/05/1999 1.90 m 102 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 0.87 lb; 224.87 lb PRO
Italy Giovanni PETTINELLI Back row 25 y/o 13/03/1996 1.93 m 108 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2022
Italy Marco BARBINI Back row 30 y/o 16/10/1990 1.91 m 102 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 0.87 lb; 224.87 lb PRO
Italy Marco LAZZARONI Back row 26 y/o 18/05/1995 1.94 m 110 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2023
Italy Michele LAMARO Back row 22 y/o 03/06/1998 1.88 m 103 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO
New Zealand Toa HALAFIHI Back row 27 y/o 27/11/1993 1.82 m 110 kg 6 ft 17 st; 242.51 lb PRO 2024
England Callum BRALEY Scrum-half 27 y/o 20/03/1994 1.78 m 84 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 3.19 lb; 185.19 lb PRO 2022
France Charly TRUSSARDI Scrum-half 24 y/o 21/03/1997 1.72 m 85 kg 5 ft 8 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO
South Africa Dewaldt DUVENAGE Scrum-half 33 y/o 22/05/1988 1.73 m 82 kg 5 ft 8 in 12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb PRO 2022
Italy Luca PETROZZI Scrum-half 26 y/o 12/03/1995 1.74 m 85 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO 2021
Italy Paolo GARBISI Fly-half 21 y/o 26/04/2000 1.83 m 93 kg 6 ft 14 st; 205.03 lb PRO
Italy Tommy ALLAN Fly-half 28 y/o 26/04/1993 1.84 m 91 kg 6 ft 14 st; 200.62 lb PRO 2021
Italy Alberto SGARBI Center 34 y/o 26/11/1986 1.92 m 106 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO
Argentina Ignacio BREX Center 28 y/o 26/05/1992 1.89 m 99 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 8.26 lb; 218.26 lb PRO 2023
Argentina Joaquin RIERA Center 27 y/o 22/02/1994 1.82 m 90 kg 6 ft 14 st; 198.42 lb PRO 2022
Italy Luca MORISI Center 30 y/o 22/02/1991 1.85 m 97 kg 6 ft 1 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO 2023
Italy Marco ZANON Center 23 y/o 13/10/1997 1.86 m 97 kg 6 ft 1 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO 2022
Italy Tommaso BENVENUTI Center 30 y/o 12/12/1990 1.86 m 98 kg 6 ft 1 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO 2022
Italy Angelo ESPOSITO Winger 27 y/o 14/06/1993 1.87 m 96 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO
Fiji Iliesa RATUVA Winger 30 y/o 27/06/1990 1.89 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Jayden HAYWARD Winger 34 y/o 11/02/1987 1.85 m 92 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 6.83 lb; 202.83 lb PRO 2021
Italy Leonardo SARTO Winger 29 y/o 15/01/1992 1.92 m 93 kg 6 ft 4 in 14 st 9.03 lb; 205.03 lb PRO 2021
Italy Luca SPERANDIO Winger 25 y/o 28/01/1996 1.89 m 95 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO 2022
Australia Monty IOANE Winger 26 y/o 30/10/1994 1.80 m 95 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO 2022
Italy Edoardo PADOVANI Fullback 28 y/o 15/05/1993 1.91 m 95 kg 6 ft 3 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO 2022

Academy players who have not yet played with the pros

These players are well part of the the Benetton Rugby squad but have not yet appeared on a game sheet this season. They are in a separate table for more readability.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
Italie Filippo ALONGI Prop 21 y/o 27/04/2000 1.85 m 118 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb ACADEMY
Angleterre Zac NEARCHOU Prop 20 y/o 16/11/2000 1.78 m 125 kg 5 ft 10 in 19 st 9.58 lb; 275.58 lb ACADEMY
Italie Nicola PIANTELLA Lock 20 y/o 28/03/2001 1.98 m 100 kg 6 ft 6 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb ACADEMY
Italie Riccardo FAVRETTO Lock 19 y/o 18/10/2001 2.00 m 105 kg 6 ft 7 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb ACADEMY 2023
Italie Manuel ZULIANI Back row 21 y/o 26/04/2000 1.88 m 103 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb ACADEMY 2023
Italie Tommaso MENONCELLO Center 18 y/o 20/08/2002 - - - - ACADEMY

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
Ireland Ian KEATLEY Fly-half 34 PRO agreement for early termination

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Tommaso MENONCELLO - 18 years old
  • Oldest player : Ian KEATLEY - 34 years old
  • Average : 26 years old
  • Lightest player : Dewaldt DUVENAGE - 82 kg
  • Heaviest player : Marco RICCIONI - 126 kg
  • Average weight : 105 kg