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Both these sides are regularly competitive in the RaboDirect PRO12 tournament, particularly when playing at home, but that competitive edge rarely translates to a place in the upper reaches of the tournament, and so it is proving once more this season, as already both sides find themselves languishing in the bottom four of the table.
To illustrate the point in question, Benetton Treviso's have recorded just a single victory in this seasons tournament, which came at home against the European giants of Munster, whom they defeated by 29-19 in round three.
The victory over Munster was a continuation of some fine form that the Italians have shown at their Stadium Monigo, which has become something of a fortress, as they have lost just one of the last eight games that they have played there. A narrow 19-24 defeat by the Ospreys in September.
Connacht meanwhile, have won just one of their last seven PRO12 matches, which was an unsurprising 25-16 home victory over the Italians of Zebre in round 1 of this seasons tournament. Though they can boast of a record that has seen them unbeaten in their last eight matches with Italian opposition in all competitions.
Posted: 30th March 2013
The RaboDirect Pro12 will see Benetton Treviso and Connacht play this week in Treviso at 20:00 local time and 19:00 GMT. Benetton Treviso is the team in the seventh spot on the table right now, and they are sitting on eight wins and one draw. They have earned 39 points so far this season, and they have five bonus points earned. As for Connacht they are one of two teams that have gotten seven wins, with no draws, and have earned a total of 32 points so far. The other team with 7 wins is Cardiff Blues, and they have 33 points earned.
The top of the table is where Leinster currently reigns. They have won fourteen of the eighteen games that they played, and have earned 63 points, seven from bonuses. Glasgow takes the number two spot and then Ulster comes in at third.
Posted: 3rd September 2011
The Magner's League is no more, but the competition is still around under the name the RaboDirect Pro12 and on Saturday, September 3rd we see Benetton Treviso take on Connacht in Treviso at 16:00 local time. Bennetton was founded in 1932 and they are currently being coached by Franco Smith. Antonio Pavanello is the Captain for the squad. Connacht Rugby was founded in 1885 and plays on the Sportsground which holds 5000 fans. Dan McFarland is the coach for the Connacht team and the captain has not yet been determined according to the official website.
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