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Benetton Rugby Preview: URC Schedule 2023-2024, Odds And How To Watch

Benetton Rugby Preview: URC Schedule 2023-2024, Odds And How To Watch

Italian club Benetton Rugby looks to crack the URC top-eight and advance to the postseason after steady improvement. Here's what to know

Oct 19, 2023 by Joe Harrington

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The United Rugby Championship begins on Oct. 21 and Benetton Rugby looks to improve from its 8-0-10 record and 11th-place finish from last season. The Italian club improved their URC position by two spots from the previous year and will compete in the EPCR Challenge Cup this season. 

Benetton, also known as Treviso, travels to Wales to face Cardiff Rugby in Week 1 of the URC season. 

Here’s what to know about Benetton Rugby. 

Benetton Rugby Schedule 2023-2024

For more schedule information, times and date changes, visit the Benetton Rugby FloRugby page.

  • Week 1: Cardiff vs Benetton Rugby
  • Week 2: Benetton Rugby vs Munster Rugby
  • Week 3: Benetton Rugby vs Golden Lions
  • Week 4: Benetton Rugby vs DHL Stormers
  • Week 5: Glasgow Warriors vs Benetton Rugby
  • Week 6: Edinburgh Rugby vs Benetton Rugby
  • Week 7: Benetton Rugby vs Ospreys Rugby
  • Week 8: Zebre Parma vs Benetton Rugby
  • Week 9: Benetton Rugby vs Zebre Parma
  • Week 10: Leinster Rugby vs Benetton Rugby 
  • Week 11: Benetton Rugby vs Glasgow Warriors
  • Week 12: Scarlets vs Benetton Rugby
  • Week 13: Benetton Rugby vs Connacht Rugby
  • Week 14: Benetton Rugby vs Dragons
  • Week 15: Ulster Rugby vs Benetton Rugby
  • Week 16: Sharks vs Benetton Rugby
  • Week 17: Blue Bulls vs Benetton Rugby
  • Week 18: Benetton Rugby vs Edinburgh Rugby

When Are the 2024 United Rugby Championship Quarterfinals?

The URC quarterfinals are June 7-8. Currently there are three games scheduled for June 8 and one on June 7. 

Times are to be announced. 

When Are the 2024 United Rugby Championship Semifinals?

The URC Semifinals are June 15.

Times are to be announced. 

When is the United Rugby Championship Grand Final?

The URC Final is scheduled for June 22. 

Benetton Rugby Odds Of Winning URC Grand Final

Benetton has the ninth-best odds to win the URC Grand Final at 100-to-1 according to most betting sites. 

Who Is The Best Player For Benetton Rugby? It’s Manuel Zuliani

The URC released a list of the league’s top 100 players in 2023-2024 and Benetton back row Manuel Zuliani was ranked No. 4 on the list. Overall, there were eight players on the list, including: 

  • No. 17 Tomas Albornoz, fly half
  • No. 22 Joaquin Riera, center
  • No. 43 Ivan Nemer, prop
  • No. 48 Giacomo Nicotera, hooker
  • No. 78 Gianmarco Lucchesi, hooker
  • No. 82 Onisi Ratave, wing
  • No. 96 Tommaso Menoncello, center

New Players On The Benetton Rugby Roster

New signings: Andy Uren (Bristol Bears), Malakai Fekitoa (Munster), Edoardo Iachizzi (Vannes), Giosue Zilocchi (London Irish), Eli Snyman (Leicester Tigers), Gideon Koegelenberg (Kurita Water Gush Akishima), Mirco Spagnolo (Petrarca), Nicolo Casilo (Colorno), Paolo Odogwu (Stade Francais), Santiago Ruiz (Pampas XV).

Where Are The Benetton Rugby Based?

Benetton Rugby’s home is Treviso, Italy and their home grounds are Stadio Monigo. 

Who Coaches Benetton Rugby? It’s Marco Bortolami

Marco Bortolami coaches Benetton. The 43-year-old Italian played for his home country’s national team before joining the club in 2016 as an assistant. He was named head coach in 2021. 

As a player, he captained the Italian national team from 2002 until the 2007 Rugby World Cup. 

Benetton Rugby Will Compete For The EPCR Challenge Cup 

Benetton will face fellow URC club the Ospreys in the EPCR Challenge Cup first round on Dec. 9 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

How Benetton Rugby Got Its Name 

The club was founded in 1932 in Treviso and was known as Treviso until 1979, when the clothing company Benetton bought the club. The club turned professional in 1995. 

How To Watch Benetton Rugby 

All of the Benetton Rugby matches in URC and Investec Champions Cup play will stream live on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. 

Replays, highlights and archival matches are also available on both platforms. 

How To Watch Rugby Matches In the United States On FloRugby

The URC will stream all its matches on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. FloRugby and FloSports are also the U.S. home to: 

FloRugby is also home to match archives and match replays. 

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