Match Preview: Zebre Parma

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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Match officials

Referee: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 61st competition game)
Assistant: Graeme Ormiston, Dunx McClement (both SRU)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)

Team news

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.

Recent meetings

DateVenueEdinburghZebreEdinburgh scorersZebre scorers
Sat 31 Dec 16Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi2419Will Helu (T) Duncan Weir (C/4P) Chris Dean (T)Tommaso Boni (T) Carlo Canna (T/2C) Dries van Schalkwyk (T)
Fri 6 Oct 17Myreside1615Stuart McInally (T) Duncan Weir (C/2P) Jason Tovey (P)Johan Meyer (T) Marcello Violi (T/C/P)
Fri 26 Oct 18Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi1634Simon Hickey (C/3P) Darcy Graham (T)Dave Sisi (T) Carlo Canna (T/4C/2P) Tommaso Castello (T) Gabriele di Giulio (T)
Sat 28 Sep 19BT Murrayfield5015Jaco 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 21Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi2610Jaco van der Walt (2C/4P) Mark Bennett (T) Jamie Farndale (T)Carlo Canna (C/P) Mick Kearney (T)
Sat 23 Oct 21Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi2710Stuart McInally (T) Boan Venter (T) Ben Vellacott (T) Jack Blain (T) Blair Kinghorn (2C/P)Pierre Bruno (T) Antonio Rizzi (P) Carlo Canna (C)

Key stats

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.

Current form

ComparisonEdinburghZebre Parma
Last 3 URC results:18 Mar - Glasgow (A) L 17-3019 Mar - Sharks (A) L 6-38
26 Mar - Sharks (A) W 21-526 Mar - Scarlets (H) L 24-41
2 Apr - Lions (A) L 9-151 Apr - Glasgow (A) L 12-40
URC 2021/227th - W8 D1 L6 - 44pts16th - W0 D0 L13 - 2pts
URC FormllWlwl (10pts)LlllLl (1pts)
Top try scorer6 - Emiliano Boffelli2 - Erich Cronje, Carlo Canna, Pierre Bruno, Tommaso Boni
Top points scorer82 - Emiliano Boffelli42 - Antonio Rizzi

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