Andrea Benatti

Andrea Benatti
Date of birth (1979-11-08) 8 November 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb; 209 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Youth career
Viadana
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2010 Viadana 70 (25)
2010−2012 Aironi 8 (0)
Correct as of 1 February 2020
2001−2003 Italy 5 (5)
Correct as of 1 February 2020

Andrea Benatti (born 8 November 1979 in Viadana) is an Italian rugby union player who last played for Aironi in the Pro12 in Italy.[1] Once considered a star prospect,[citation needed] Benatti sat out several games for the national team in reserve for Mauro Bergamasco. A strong tackler with good ball-carrying skills, he has won five caps for Italy.

Personal life

On 2 December 2017, the two Benatti's children, Kim (aged 2) and Leonardo Zeus (aged 5) were murdered by his wife Antonella Barbieri.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.scrum.com/wales/rugby/player/13588.html
  2. ^ Bazoli, Gilberto; Pinardi, Sabrina (2 December 2017). "Luzzara, la mamma che ha ucciso i suoi figli: "Ora voglio morire"". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 9 December 2017.


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