Andrea Benatti

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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[edit]

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


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  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.