Match Preview: Zebre Parma

Match Preview: Zebre Parma

​Get the latest ahead of Saturday's United Rugby Championship Round 5 match against Zebre Parma at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi (kick-off 1pm GMT/ 2pm local) with this week's Match Preview.

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HOW TO WATCH

The match is live on Premier Sports 1 from 12.45pm ahead of a 1pm kick-off (GMT) in Parma.

You can can also keep up with minute-by-minute updates via the Galbraith Match Centre.


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 52nd league game)

AR 1: Andrea Piardi (FIR), AR 2: Federico Vedovelli (FIR),

TMO: Leo Colgan (IRFU)


TEAM NEWS

The Edinburgh Rugby team to face Zebre Parma will be named at 12 noon on Friday 22 October via the club's website and social channels.

OVERALL URC RECORD

Played 15, Zebre Parma won 5, Edinburgh won 10.


STORY OF THE MATCH

Zebre Parma remain the only team in the competition still to register a victory, with them claiming just the solitary bonus point.

Their last win came at home to the Dragons in the PRO14 in February and they have lost their previous eight matches against Scottish opponents since beating Edinburgh in Parma in October 2018.

Edinburgh sit sixth on 13 points after following up a home draw with the DHL Stormers by beating the Vodacom Bulls at the Dam Health Stadium.

The capital club's last away victory came against Connacht in March and they claimed victory on their last visit to Parma in January.


LAST URC CLASH

Edinburgh Rugby secured a hard-earned victory over Vodacom Bulls at DAM Health Stadium last Saturday, with Henry Immelman grabbing the team's only score in a 17-10 win.

RECENT URC MEETINGS

Date

Venue

Z

E

Zebre scorers

Edinburgh scorers

Sat 31 Dec 16

Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

19

24

Tommaso Boni(T) Carlo Canna(T/2C) Dries van Schalkwyk(T)

Will Helu(T) Duncan Weir(C/4P) Chris Dean(T)

Fri 6 Oct 17

Myreside

15

16

Johan Meyer(T) Marcello Violi(T/C/P)

Stuart McInally(T) Duncan Weir(C/2P) Jason Tovey(P)

Fri 26 Oct 18

Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

34

16

Dave Sisi(T) Carlo Canna(T/4C/2P) Tommaso Castello(T) Gabriele di Giulio(T)

Simon Hickey(C/3P) Darcy Graham(T)

Sat 28 Sep 19

BT Murrayfield

15

50

Federico Mori(T) Giovanni Licata(T) Francois Brummer(C/P)

Jaco van der Walt(5C/P) Matt Scott(T) Nic Groom(T) Mark Bennett(3T) Jamie Farndale(T) Simon Hickey(C) Fraser McKenzie(T)

Sat 23 Jan 21

Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi

10

26

Carlo Canna(C/P) Mick Kearney(T)

Jaco van der Walt(2C/4P) Mark Bennett(T) Jamie Farndale(T)

Fri 23 Apr 21

BT Murrayfield (RC)

18

24

Johan Meyer(T) Carlo Canna(C/2P) Andrea Lovotti(T)

Nathan Chamberlain(3C/P) Matt Currie(T) Eroni Sau(T) Luke Crosbie(T)


TEAM COMPARISON

COMPARISON

Zebre

Edinburgh

Last 3 URC results:

2 Oct - Ulster (H) L 3-36

2 Oct - Benetton (A) L 27-28

9 Oct - Leinster (A) L 7-43

9 Oct - Stormers (H) D 20-20

16 Oct - Glasgow (H) L 6-17

16 Oct - Bulls (H) W 17-10

URC 2021/22

16th - W0 D0 L4 - 1pts

6th - W2 D1 L1 - 13pts

URC form

LLlL (1pts)

WlDW (13pts)

Top try scorer

1 - Oliviero Fabiani, Carlo Canna, Tommaso Boni, Pierre Bruno, (1 Penalty Try)

3 - Darcy Graham, Ben Vellacott

Top points scorer

15 - Carlo Canna

26 - Jaco van der Walt


KEY STATS

Zebre Parma’s most recent victory was 26-15 at home to Dragons in the PRO14 on 27 February.

Zebre Parma have lost their last eight fixtures against Scottish opponents since beating Edinburgh in Parma in October 2018.

Edinburgh Rugby have lost just one of their last five United Rugby Championship matches and that by a single point on a visit to Treviso in Round 2. The sequence does include two drawn matches.

Edinburgh Rugby have not won away from home since a trip to Connacht on 13 March.

Edinburgh’s only victory in their last five visits to Italy was 26-10 in this equivalent fixture last year played on 23 January.

Zebre Parma’s most recent victory over Edinburgh was 34-16 in Parma in October 2018.

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