The new season of the Zebre Parma in the United Rugby Championship starts tomorrow afternoon, the tournament involving 16 teams from Ireland (4), Wales (4) South Africa (4) Scotland (4) and Italy (2). Kick-off will be at Lanfranchi tomorrow at 14.00, when the federal franchise will host Dublin’s Leinster.
The dubliners enter the new season with a poisoned tooth, having failed all objectives last year. First after the group stage, in fact, Leinster were defeated at home 26-27 by the Bulls in the semifinals, while the Dublin team also said goodbye to the Champions Cup, being defeated 24-21 in the final by La Rochelle. And, therefore, Irish people who come to Parma with the desire to start the redemption season in the best possible way.
Redemption also looking for the Zebras, veterans from several difficult years, on and off the field. Now there is a new management, which after a year of adjustment should now be 100% operational, a new coach, Fabio Roselli who entered the race last year and who was immediately able to give a shock, and a wide squad. renewed.
Young team, very Italian, which wants to be the forge for the national team, but which also needs results concrete on the pitch to justify his very existence in the United Rugby Championship. It will be very hard to get this result tomorrow, against a real army like Leinster, but the Zebre Parma will try to surprise their opponents anyway.CopyAMP code.
Photo: Massimiliano Carnabuci – LPS