For the second consecutive year, tomorrow (Saturday 17 September), at 4 pm, San Benedetto del Tronto will be the theater for the first official match of the Flames, which will debut in the Italian Cup against Valorugby Emilia, to compete for the second edition of the “Pierluigi Camiscioni” Trophy won by the Crimson in 2021 beating HBS Colorno.
The meeting, organized by the San Benedetto Rugby Union of President Edoardo Spinozzi, with the patronage of the Marche Region, the Municipality of San Benedetto del Tronto and the Ascoli Piceno Police Headquarters, they will be played at the “Nelson Mandela” stadium and the proceeds will be entirely donated to the Unica Regionale Sanitaria delle Marche, Area Vasta 5.
The one with Valorugby will be, after the friendly match in Rovigo, the first important test for the training of coach Alessandro Castagna: “Tomorrow with Reggio we will be able to verify the work done so far in the field – said the coach of the Flames – I expect a tough and difficult match, on the other hand we will play against a team that reached the playoffs last season and almost made it to the final. Valorugby is a very physical team, with excellent ball carriers and which makes conquest one of its strengths, as well as counting among its ranks experienced players and a new coach whose technical competence cannot be argued. For our part, we must think about increasing and improving our individual and collective performances, compared to the match played in Rovigo ”.
This is the XV chosen by coach Castagna together with his staff: on the front line absolute debut in the crimson jersey at left prop for the newcomer Antonio Barducciwhich will do department together with Niccolò Taddia and to the right pylon Alessandro Vannozzi; in the second there will be the couple composed of Massimiliano Chiappini And Davide Fragnitowhile the two flankers will be Gianmarco Vian And Andrea Chianucciwith Andrea Angelone to close the pack; scrum-half will be the captain, Simone Marinarowith Carlo Cannaon his return in the crimson jersey, who will wear jersey number 10; Ludovico Vaccari And Alessandro Forcucci will be the centers, while the enlarged triangle will be composed of the two wings, Alessio Guardiano And Giovanni D’Onofrioand from the extreme Andrea Menniti Ippolito.
On the bench they will go: Amar Kudin, Niccolò Zago, Guido Romano, Ugo D’Onofrio, Matteo Cornelli, Gianluca Tomaselli, Matteo Gabbianelli And Simone Cornelli.
The match will be refereed by Riccardo Angelucci from Livorno, together with the two assistants, D’Elia and Imbriaco, and the fourth official, Pompa..
The probable formationCopyAMP code
Menniti-Hippolytus; D’Onofrio G., Forcucci, Vaccari, Guardian; Canna, Marinaro (cap.); Angelone, Chianucci, Vian; Chiappini, Fragnito; Vannozzi, Taddia, Barducci
Available: Kudin, Zago, Romano, D’Onofrio U., Cornelli M., Tomaselli, Gabbianelli, Cornelli S.