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Zebre v Connacht

Guinness Pro 12 Round 21

Saturday 9th May 2015 Kick Off 17:30 (Irish Time) On TV: TG4 / Nuvolari

Having failed to record a win since the 53-5 win at home to Treviso on March 1st, Connacht will hope to resurrect their European Cup qualification hopes against Zebre on Saturday. Despite picking up just 3 league wins all season Zebre remain just 3 points behind Italian rivals Treviso and will target Saturday as their opportunity to leapfrog Treviso.

Other Match Stats
Connacht have won all 9 previous meetings between the two sides
Connacht picked up a 4 try bonus point in their last two meetings with Zebre
All but 1 of Zebre's 15 league points have come at home

Zebre Stats
Founded: 1973
Ground: Stadio XXV Aprile
Capacity: 3,500
Coaches: Andrea Cavinato
Captain: Gonzalo Garcia

Pro 12 Position 2013/14: 12th P:22 Points:29
Pro 12 Position 2014/15: 12th P:20 Points:15
Heineken Cup 2013/14: 4th in Pool 3 Points: 0
Challenge Cup: 2014/15: 3rd in Pool 5 Points: 8

Previous Fixtures 
Edinburgh 37-0 Zebre (Pro 12 Round 20)
Zebre 26-28 Scarlets (Pro 12 Round 19)
Ospreys 53-22 Zebre (Pro 12 Round 18)
Glasgow 26- 5 Zebre (Pro 12 Round 17)
Zebre 23-17 Dragons (Pro 12 Round 16)

Next Fixture:
Saturday 16th May Cardiff v Zebre @ 15.00 @ Cardiff Arms Park (Pro 12 Round 22)

European Rugby Challenge Cup Final Standings (Pool 5)
Gloucester 29
Oyonnax 16
Zebre 8
Brive 2

Zebre Ins and Outs 2014/15
Players In
Giulio Bisegni from Lazio Rugby
Hennie Daniller from Cheetahs
Andries Ferreira from Cheetahs
Andrea Lovotti from Calvisano
Kelly Haimona from Calvisano
Jacopo Sarto from Petrarca Padova
Lorenzo Romano from Calvisano
Michele Visentin from Calvisano
Valerio Bernabò from Benetton Treviso
Edoardo Padovani from Mogliano
Mirco Bergamasco from Rovigo Delta
Oliviero Fabiani from Lazio Rugby

Players Out
Dave Ryan to Ulster
Salvatore Perugini retired
Paolo Buso to Rugby Olympique de Grasse
Emiliano Caffini to Rovigo Delta
Nicola Cattina released
Filippo Cazzola to Fiamme Oro
Roberto Quartaroli to Viadana
Kameli Ratuvou released
Ruggero Trevisan to Benetton Treviso
Michael van Vuuren to Mogliano
Davide Giazzon to Benetton Treviso

Previous Meetings

Friday 21st November 2014
Connacht 43-3 Zebre

Sunday 23rd February 2014
Zebre 19-27 Connacht

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