Match Preview: Edinburgh Rugby v Benetton

Match Preview: Edinburgh Rugby v Benetton

Recruiting Ben Healy from Munster is already looking like one of the signings of the season by Edinburgh.

The Scottish international fly-half is the leading points scorer in the BKT URC by some distance after the opening five rounds, with his tally of 57 points putting him 14 ahead of the next best.

He is likely to be a key figure once again as the Scottish side aim to claim their fifth win of the campaign.

"We're off to a good start," said the 24-year-old. "It's a good sign of a team when you're winning tight games. I wouldn't say there's any we didn't deserve to win, but most of them have been nip and tuck.

"There's good leaders in the group and I've been really impressed by the mental resolve. There's a resilience in the team.

"The number one thing is I want to win trophies. I wouldn't have come here if I didn't think we could win every competition we enter.”

Scotland captain Jamie Ritchie will make his 100th appearance for Edinburgh as he packs down on the blindside flank at Hive Stadium, while international centre Malakai Fekitoa returns for Benetton.

Edinburgh Rugby v Benetton

Hive Stadium, Edinburgh – KO 19.35 IRE & UK / 20.35 ITA / 21.35 SA

Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (SARU, 5th league game)

AR 1: Ian Kenny (SRU) AR 2: David Sutherland (SRU)

TMO: Marius van der Westhuizen (SARU)

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Edinburgh Rugby: Blair Kinghorn, Wes Goosen, Matt Currie, James Lang, Duhan van der Merwe, Ben Healy, Ali Price, Pierre Schoeman, Dave Cherry, WP Nel, Glen Young, Grant Gilchrist (CAPT), Jamie Ritchie, Connor Boyle, Luke Crosbie

Replacements: Ewan Ashman, Boan Venter, Angus Williams, Marshall Sykes, Tom Dodd, Ben Vellacott, Tim Swiel, Chris Dean


Benetton: Rhyno Smith, Paolo Odogwu, Malakai Fekitoa, Marco Zanon, Ignacio Mendy, Jacob Umaga, Andy Uren , Thomas Gallo, Giacomo Nicotera, Giosuè Zilocchi, Edoardo Iachizzi, Eli Snyman, Alessandro Izekor, Michele Lamaro (CAPT), Lorenzo Cannone

Replacements: Bautista Bernasconi, Mirco Spagnolo, Tiziano Pasquali, Riccardo Favretto, Toa Halafihi, Henry Time-Stowers, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Giacomo Da Re

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