Zebre Parma’s new season in the United Rugby Championship kicks off tomorrow afternoon, a tournament featuring 16 teams from Ireland (4), Wales (4), South Africa (4), Scotland (4) and Italy (2). Kick off will be Llanfranchi will host federal franchise Dublin Leinster tomorrow at 14.00.
The Dubliners head into the new season with poisoned teeth as they fell short of all targets last year. First up after the group stage, the Bulls beat Leinster 26-27 at home in the semi-finals, while the Dublin side also bid farewell to the Champions Cup, defeating La Rochelle 24-21 in the final. Hence, the Irishmen coming to Parma with the desire to start the recovery season in the best possible way.
Redemption is looking for zebras, veterans of many difficult years, on and off the field. Now there is a new management, which should now be 100% functional after a year of adjustment, a new coach, Fabio Roselli, who entered the competition last year, managed to deliver a shock immediately, and a squad that has been extensively renewed.
Young team, very Italian, it wants to be the leader of the national team, but it also needs results Concrete on the field to justify his existence in the United Rugby Championship. It will be very difficult to get this result tomorrow against a real army like Leinster, but Zebre Parma will try to surprise their opponents anyway.
Photo: Massimiliano Carnabuzzi – LPS
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