Match Preview: Zebre Parma
Get the latest ahead of Friday evening's United Rugby Championship Round 16 match against Zebre Parma at DAM Health Stadium (22 April, kick-off 7.45pm) with this week's Match Preview.
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How to watch
The match is live on Premier Sports from 7.30pm, ahead of a 7.45pm kick-off.
You can can also keep up with minute-by-minute updates via the Galbraith Match Centre.
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Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 61st competition game)
Assistant: Graeme Ormiston, Dunx McClement (both SRU)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)
Your Edinburgh Rugby team to face Zebre Parma for Round 16 of the United Rugby Championship.
Overall URC record
Played 16, Edinburgh won 11, Zebre won 5.
|Date||Venue||Edinburgh||Zebre||Edinburgh scorers||Zebre scorers|
|Sat 31 Dec 16||Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi||24||19||Will Helu (T) Duncan Weir (C/4P) Chris Dean (T)||Tommaso Boni (T) Carlo Canna (T/2C) Dries van Schalkwyk (T)|
|Fri 6 Oct 17||Myreside||16||15||Stuart McInally (T) Duncan Weir (C/2P) Jason Tovey (P)||Johan Meyer (T) Marcello Violi (T/C/P)|
|Fri 26 Oct 18||Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi||16||34||Simon Hickey (C/3P) Darcy Graham (T)||Dave Sisi (T) Carlo Canna (T/4C/2P) Tommaso Castello (T) Gabriele di Giulio (T)|
|Sat 28 Sep 19||BT Murrayfield||50||15||Jaco van der Walt (5C/P) Matt Scott (T) Nic Groom (T) Mark Bennett (3T) Jamie Farndale (T) Simon Hickey (C) Fraser McKenzie (T)||Federico Mori (T) Giovanni Licata (T) Francois Brummer (C/P)|
|Sat 23 Jan 21||Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi||26||10||Jaco van der Walt (2C/4P) Mark Bennett (T) Jamie Farndale (T)||Carlo Canna (C/P) Mick Kearney (T)|
|Sat 23 Oct 21||Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi||27||10||Stuart McInally (T) Boan Venter (T) Ben Vellacott (T) Jack Blain (T) Blair Kinghorn (2C/P)||Pierre Bruno (T) Antonio Rizzi (P) Carlo Canna (C)|
Edinburgh Rugby have won just two of their last seven United Rugby Championship matches, at home to Connacht in Round 13 and away at Cell C Sharks in Round 14.
Edinburgh's overall record at The DAM Health Stadium in all competitions is played 9, won 8, drawn one.
Edinburgh’s only defeat in their last five contests against Italian opponents was 27-28 to Benetton Rugby in Treviso on 2 October.
Zebra Parma's most recent victory in any competition was 26-15 at home to the Dragons in the United Rugby Championship on 27 February 2021.
Zebre's last away win was 24-15 at Benetton Treviso on 2 January 2021. Zebre have beaten a Scottish opponent only once since 2016: 34-16 over today's adversaries Edinburgh in Parma in October 2018.
Edinburgh have won their last four fixtures against Zebre, whilst the Italian’s only previous victory in Scotland was 19-14 at BT Murrayfield in October 2016.
|Last 3 URC results:||18 Mar - Glasgow (A) L 17-30||19 Mar - Sharks (A) L 6-38|
|26 Mar - Sharks (A) W 21-5||26 Mar - Scarlets (H) L 24-41|
|2 Apr - Lions (A) L 9-15||1 Apr - Glasgow (A) L 12-40|
|URC 2021/22||7th - W8 D1 L6 - 44pts||16th - W0 D0 L13 - 2pts|
|URC Form||llWlwl (10pts)||LlllLl (1pts)|
|Top try scorer||6 - Emiliano Boffelli||2 - Erich Cronje, Carlo Canna, Pierre Bruno, Tommaso Boni|
|Top points scorer||82 - Emiliano Boffelli||42 - Antonio Rizzi|