Benetton Treviso are the champions of Italy, defeating Calvisano 17-12, and securing the top Italian seed for next season’s Heineken Cup.

Italian rivals Benetton Treviso and Calvisano met in the Italian Super 10 final at Monza’s Stadio Brianteo on Saturday 17 May.

A man of the match performance from Marked Andrea proved to be the difference between the teams, and Treviso were crowned national champions for the 12th time in their history.

Treviso last won the Super 10 in 2004. Last year 2005 Treviso lost in the Grand final of the Super 10 20-25 to Calvisano. 

RUGBY CALVISANO V BENETTON TREVISO 12-17

Calvisano: Van Schalkwik (64 Mulieri), Canavosio, Vaccari, Raineri (46 Zanoletti), Vodo (65 Nitoglia), Kruger, Griffen, Mandelli, Brosnihan, Candiago (46 Cattina), Ngauamo, Purll, Castrogiovanni (70Cittadini), Intoppa (64 Ghilardini), Perugini. All. Cavinato.

Treviso: Williams, Perziano, Pizarro, Goosen, Legg, Marcato, Picone (59 Troncon), Kingi, Orlando (70 Palmer), Dal Maso (85 Gritti), Wentzel, Pavanello A., Costanzo, Tejeda (61 Ongaro), Sbaraglini (70 Allori). All. Green.

Referee: Damasco di Torre del Greco.
Man of thr match : Marcato (Treviso).