Benetton Rugby has today confirmed that duo Sebastian Negri and Marco Lazzaroni have signed new deals and will remain with the club until 30 June 2022 and 30 June 2023, respectively.
Negri received a call-up to the senior Italy squad for the 2017 November Tests as injury cover for Maxime Mbanda.
In January he was named in Italy's 2018 6 Nations squad and went into the competition with 3 test caps to his name.
He has represented Benetton on 39 occasions and has scored 15 points.
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Lazzaroni's rapid growth and steady development brought him onto the radar of Toulon in the spring of 2014 but, after the involvement of the Italian Rugby Federation, he decided to sign for PRO12 side Benetton Treviso.
At senior level he was part of the group that prepared the 2016 Six Nations campaign under Jacques Brunel and made his debut in Brisbane against Australia.
Lazzaroni is a proven tackler with a strong ball-carrying attitude, his power and lineout abilities make him a very versatile player that can play on either flank or even in the second row, if need be.
After missing out on the RWC squad, he earned a recall ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.
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