Zebras name Pro12 squad
July 1, 2012
Gonzalo Garcia will be part of the Zebras squad this season © Getty Images
New Pro12 club Zebras have named their 39-man squad for their first season in the competition.
Italy centre Gonzalo Garcia is among squad, which is led by former Italy hooker Fabio Ongaro. The new franchise, which will be based in Parma, replaces Aironi in the Pro12 competition with 18 of the 39 players at Aironi last season. Aironi lost their status this summer due to financial reasons.
Zebras: Matias Aguero, Andrea de Marchi, Salvatore Perugini, Tommaso d'Apice, Antonio Denti, Andrea Manici, Davide Giazzon, Flavio Tripodi, Dave Ryan, Luciano Leibson, Marco Bortolami, Quintin Geldenhuys, Filippo Cazzola, Nicola Cattina, Samuela Vunisa, Nicola Belardo, Michael van Vuuren, Filippo Cristiano, Gonzalo Padro, Filippo Ferrarini, Emiliano Caffini, Tito Tebaldi, Luca Martinelli, Alberto Chillon, Luciano Orquera, Riccardo Bocchino, Kelly Haimona, Gilberto Pavan, Matteo Pratichetti, Roberto Quartaroli, Alberto Chiesa, Denis Majstorovic, Gonzalo García, Giovanbattista Venditti, Leonardo Sarto, Alberto Benettin, Paolo Buso, Ruggero Trevisan, David Odiete.
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