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Fri Apr 18 16:11:52 SAST 2014

Bees Roux joins Treviso

TEAMtalk Media | 11 July, 2012 11:070 Comments
Bees Roux during a Blue Bulls training session at Loftus Versfeld on January 12, 2010 in Pretoria
Image by: Lee Warren / Gallo Images

Former Bulls prop Bees Roux has joined Italian Pro12 team Treviso from French club Bordeaux-Bègles.

Roux played thirteen games for UBB in the Top 14 after leaving South Africa in a cloud of controversy.

The 31-year was fired by the Bulls after training with the Pumas without permission during his culpable homicide trial for killing a metro police officer in August 2010. The player avoided jail time after reaching a plea bargain agreement with the State.

Treviso have also bolstered their front row stocks with the arrival of Italian international prop Alberto de Marchi from the now defunct Aironi.

Two other Azzurri players have also joined Treviso from Aironi, flanker Simone Favaro and wing Giulio Toniolatti

Amongst the other new faces in the squad are Australian James Ambrosini (from Queensland A), New Zealander Dean Budd (NEC Green Rockets), South African Doppies La Grange (Lions), Christian Loamanu (Toulon) and Italians Michele Campagnaro, Angelo Esposito (Tarvisium), Marco Fuser (Mogliano), Giovanni Maistri (Calvisano) and Luca Morisi ( Crociati).

Treviso squad: James Ambrosini, Robert Barbieri , Tommaso Benvenuti, Valerio Bernabò, Tobias Botes, Dean Budd, Kristopher Burton, Michele Campagnaro, Enrico Ceccato, Lorenzo Cittadini, Alberto De Marchi, Paul Derbyshire, Alberto Di Bernardo, Pedro Di Santo, Angelo Esposito, Simone Favaro, Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet, Marco Filippucci, Marco Fuser, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Edoardo Gori, Tommaso Iannone, Gideon La Grange, Christian Loamanu, Giovanni Maistri, Luke McLean, Francesco Minto, Luca Morisi, Matteo Muccignat , Ludovico Nitoglia, Antonio Pavanello, Andrea Pratichetti, Michele Rizzo, Jacobus Roux, Franco Sbaraglini , Fabio Semenzato, Alberto Sgarbi, Giulio Toniolatti, Corniel Van Zyl, Manoa Vosawai, Brendan Williams, Alessandro Zanni.

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