Treviso v Connacht - RaboDirect PRO12 match preview

Last Updated: 30/03/13 7:11pm

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Treviso have made four changes to their line up as they look to build on their win over Cardiff Blues when they entertain Connacht.

Three of the alterations come in the backs, with Luke McLean, Edoardo Gori and Tobias Botes all handed starts.

In the pack, Italy flanker Simone Favaro returns to the side, with Dean Budd switching to No 8.

Connacht have made four personnel and two positional changes to their team for the trip to Stadio Monigo.

Adrian Flavin, Ronan Loughney, Mike McCarthy and Eoin McKeon are all handed starts for the clash, with John Muldoon moving to the blindside and George Naoupu starting at No 8.

Treviso: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Tommaso Iannone, 12 Gideon La Grange, 11 Edoardo Gori, 10 Alberto Di Bernardo, 9 Tobias Botes, 8 Dean Budd, 7 Alessandro Zanni, 6 Simone Favaro, 5 Corniel Van Zyl, 4 Francesco Minto, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (c), 1 Alberto De Marchi.
Replacements: 16 Giovanni Maistri, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Jacobus Roux, 19 Antonio Pavanello, 20 Paul Derbyshire, 21 Marco Filippucci, 22 Fabio Semenzato, 23 Kristopher Burton.

Connacht: 15 Robbie Henshaw, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Eoin Griffin, 12 Brian Murphy, 11 Gavin Duffy (c), 10 Dan Parks, 9 Kieran Marmion, 8 George Naoupu, 7 Eoin McKeon, 6 John Muldoon, 5 Mick McCarthy, 4 Mick Kearney, 3 Ronan Loughney, 2 Adrian Flavin, 1 Brett Wilkinson.
Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Denis Buckley, 18 Nathan White, 19 Andrew Browne, 20 Dave Heffernan, 21 Paul O'Donohoe, 22 Miah Nikora, 23 Fetu'u Vainikolo

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