Benetton Rugby name Alberto Sgarbi captain for 2019/20 season

Alberto Sgarbi (left) has been with Benetton since 2006
Alberto Sgarbi (left) has been with Benetton since 2006
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Benetton Rugby have confirmed Italy international Alberto Sgarbi as the captain for the 2019/20 season.

Sgarbi started his professional rugby debut with San Marco in 2004 before moving to Benetton in 2006 and became an integral part of the club since then.

During his stint with the Treviso based club, the 32-year-old enjoyed two national championships in 2008/2009 and in 2009/2010, an Italian Cup in 2009/2010 and a second Italian Super Cup in 2009. Overall, he has racked up over 200 appearances for the club.

His consistent performances with Benetton led him to Test debut for Italy in 2008 and has featured for the national side 29 times with his last appearance coming during the June series in 2014.

Benetton went on to reach the quarter-final during the 2018/19 season of Pro14 where they were edged out by Irish side Munster 15-13 at Thomond Park.

2018-19 Pro14 Points Table