The Benetton Rugby squad for 2022/2023

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Here is the list of players of Benetton for the 2022/2023 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 28 y/o 10/04/1994 1.84 m 116 kg 6 ft 18 st; 255.74 lb PRO 2023
Italy Federico ZANI Prop 33 y/o 09/04/1989 1.78 m 110 kg 5 ft 10 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2024
Italy Filippo ALONGI Prop 22 y/o 27/04/2000 1.85 m 118 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO
Argentina Ivan NEMER Prop 24 y/o 22/04/1998 1.80 m 116 kg 5 ft 11 in 18 st 3.74 lb; 255.74 lb PRO 2026
Italy Matteo DRUDI Prop 22 y/o 30/09/2000 1.83 m 108 kg 6 ft 17 st; 238.10 lb PRO 2025
Argentina Nahuel TETAZ CHAPARRO Prop 33 y/o 06/11/1989 1.90 m 115 kg 6 ft 3 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2024
Italy Simone FERRARI Prop 28 y/o 28/03/1994 1.85 m 124 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 7.37 lb; 273.37 lb PRO 2025
Italy Tiziano PASQUALI Prop 28 y/o 14/07/1994 1.85 m 118 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO 2023
Argentina Bautista BERNASCONI Hooker 21 y/o 14/09/2001 1.75 m 114 kg 5 ft 9 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb PRO 2023 +2
South Africa Corniel ELS Hooker 29 y/o 19/01/1994 1.83 m 109 kg 6 ft 17 st; 240.30 lb PRO 2023
Italy Giacomo NICOTERA Hooker 26 y/o 15/07/1996 1.83 m 102 kg 6 ft 16 st; 224.87 lb PRO 2025
Italy Gianmarco LUCCHESI Hooker 22 y/o 10/09/2000 1.84 m 110 kg 6 ft 17 st; 242.51 lb PRO 2024
Tonga Siua MAILE Hooker 25 y/o 18/02/1997 1.81 m 113 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb PRO 2023
Argentina Thomas GALLO Hooker 23 y/o 30/04/1999 1.76 m 107 kg 5 ft 9 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO 2026
Italy Alessandro IZEKOR Lock 22 y/o 05/03/2000 1.96 m 110 kg 6 ft 5 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO
South Africa Carl WEGNER Lock 31 y/o 07/02/1991 2.00 m 117 kg 6 ft 7 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb PRO 2023 +1
Italy Federico RUZZA Lock 28 y/o 04/08/1994 1.98 m 110 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2028
Italy Niccolò CANNONE Lock 24 y/o 17/05/1998 1.97 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2026
Italy Riccardo FAVRETTO Lock 21 y/o 18/10/2001 2.00 m 105 kg 6 ft 7 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2023
New Zealand Scott SCRAFTON Lock 29 y/o 18/04/1993 2.00 m 120 kg 6 ft 7 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2025
Italy Seb NEGRI Lock 28 y/o 30/06/1994 1.94 m 110 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Braam STEYN Back row 30 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 Giovanni PETTINELLI Back row 26 y/o 13/03/1996 1.93 m 108 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2024
Samoa Henry STOWERS Back row 27 y/o 03/03/1995 1.90 m 115 kg 6 ft 3 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2024
Italy Lorenzo CANNONE Back row 22 y/o 28/01/2001 1.90 m 102 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 0.87 lb; 224.87 lb PRO 2026
Italy Manuel ZULIANI Back row 22 y/o 26/04/2000 1.88 m 108 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2025
Italy Marco LAZZARONI Back row 27 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 24 y/o 03/06/1998 1.88 m 103 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Toa HALAFIHI Back row 29 y/o 27/11/1993 1.82 m 110 kg 6 ft 17 st; 242.51 lb PRO 2024
Italy Alessandro GARBISI Scrum-half 20 y/o 11/04/2002 1.73 m 86 kg 5 ft 8 in 13 st 7.60 lb; 189.60 lb PRO 2025
South Africa Dewaldt DUVENAGE Scrum-half 34 y/o 22/05/1988 1.73 m 82 kg 5 ft 8 in 12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb PRO
Scotland Sam HIDALGO-CLYNE Scrum-half 29 y/o 04/08/1993 1.75 m 85 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO 2025
England Jacob UMAGA Fly-half 24 y/o 08/07/1998 1.82 m 91 kg 6 ft 14 st; 200.62 lb PRO 2024
Italy Leonardo MARIN Fly-half 20 y/o 23/02/2002 1.88 m 88 kg 6 ft 2 in 13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb PRO 2025
Argentina Tomás ALBORNOZ Fly-half 25 y/o 17/09/1997 1.77 m 82 kg 5 ft 10 in 12 st 12.78 lb; 180.78 lb PRO 2024
Italy Filippo DRAGO Centre 21 y/o 24/12/2001 1.86 m 96 kg 6 ft 1 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO 2024
Argentina Ignacio BREX Centre 30 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 Centre 28 y/o 22/02/1994 1.82 m 90 kg 6 ft 14 st; 198.42 lb PRO 2024
Italy Marco ZANON Centre 25 y/o 03/10/1997 1.86 m 97 kg 6 ft 1 in 15 st 3.85 lb; 213.85 lb PRO 2024
Italy Tommaso MENONCELLO Centre 20 y/o 20/08/2002 1.87 m 98 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO 2026
England Marcus WATSON Winger 31 y/o 27/06/1991 1.78 m 88 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb PRO 2024
Italy Mattia BELLINI Winger 28 y/o 08/02/1994 1.93 m 101 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 12.67 lb; 222.67 lb PRO 2023
Fiji Onisi RATAVE Winger 30 y/o 06/06/1992 1.79 m 100 kg 5 ft 10 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb PRO 2024
Italy Edoardo PADOVANI Fullback 29 y/o 15/05/1993 1.91 m 95 kg 6 ft 3 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO 2024
Italy Giacomo DA RE Fullback 23 y/o 29/03/1999 1.80 m 83 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 0.98 lb; 182.98 lb PRO 2024
Argentina Ignacio MENDY Fullback 22 y/o 29/06/2000 1.87 m 90 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 2.42 lb; 198.42 lb PRO 2025
Italy Matteo MINOZZI Fullback 26 y/o 04/06/1996 1.75 m 79 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 6.17 lb; 174.16 lb PRO 2023
South Africa Rhyno SMITH Fullback 29 y/o 11/02/1993 1.73 m 83 kg 5 ft 8 in 13 st 0.98 lb; 182.98 lb PRO 2026

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 Alex ARTUSO Prop 19 y/o 15/04/2003 1.90 m 127 kg 6 ft 3 in 19 st 13.99 lb; 279.99 lb ACADEMY
Nigéria Destiny AMINU Prop 19 y/o 19/10/2003 1.85 m 122 kg 6 ft 1 in 19 st 2.96 lb; 268.96 lb ACADEMY
Italie Lapo FRANGINI Hooker 20 y/o 09/02/2002 1.84 m 111 kg 6 ft 17 st; 244.71 lb ACADEMY
Argentine Manuel ARROYO Hooker 20 y/o 06/07/2002 1.78 m 106 kg 5 ft 10 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb ACADEMY
Italie Carlos BERLESE Lock 19 y/o 26/08/2003 1.91 m 102 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 0.87 lb; 224.87 lb ACADEMY
Italie Enrico PONTARINI Lock 19 y/o 16/05/2003 1.96 m 100 kg 6 ft 5 in 15 st 10.46 lb; 220.46 lb ACADEMY
Italie Matteo RUBINATO Back row 19 y/o 17/03/2003 1.88 m 101 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 12.67 lb; 222.67 lb ACADEMY
Italie Lorenzo CASILIO Scrum-half 18 y/o 04/02/2004 1.71 m 66 kg 5 ft 7 in 10 st 5.51 lb; 145.50 lb ACADEMY
Italie Manfredi ALBANESE Scrum-half 21 y/o 25/07/2001 1.70 m 78 kg 5 ft 7 in 12 st 3.96 lb; 171.96 lb ACADEMY
Italie Dewi PASSARELLA Centre 19 y/o 30/08/2003 1.90 m 102 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 0.87 lb; 224.87 lb ACADEMY
Italie Matthias DOUGLAS Winger 19 y/o 26/06/2003 1.80 m 80 kg 5 ft 11 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb ACADEMY

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
Argentina Enzo AVACA Prop 22 ESPOIR Gone to Mogliano (ita)
Italy Nicola PIANTELLA Lock 21 PRO Gone to Mogliano
Italy Matteo MEGGIATO Back row 21 ESPOIR Gone to Mogliano
Argentina Giuliano AVACA Fly-half 19 ESPOIR Gone to Mogliano (Ita)
Fiji Iliesa TAVUYARA Winger 32 PRO Gone to Rovigo

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Lorenzo CASILIO - 18 years old
  • Oldest player : Dewaldt DUVENAGE - 34 years old
  • Average : 25 years old
  • Lightest player : Lorenzo CASILIO - 66 kg
  • Heaviest player : Alex ARTUSO - 127 kg
  • Average weight : 103 kg