Toulouse v Treviso - Heineken Cup match preview
Last Updated: 11/01/13 2:20pm
French international flank Thierry Dusautoir has been rested for Toulouse's Heineken Cup clash with Treviso on Sunday.
Despite this though, the four-time champions will start with an all-international back row as Gregory Lamboley joins Yannick Nyanga and Louis Picamoles.
Veteran centre Yannick Jauzion has also been named to start, with Gaël Fickou, who has been named in France's Six Nations squad, drops to the bench.
This weekend's game is crucial as Toulouse trail Pool Two leaders Leicester by a point.
Meanwhile, Andrea Pratichetti, Ludovico Nitoglia and Robert Barbieri are the only survivors from Treviso's defeat to Glasgow last weekend.
Pratichetti is moved from the left wing to inside centre with Nitoglia keeping his spot on the right wing.
Pratichetti forms a new midfield combination with Tommaso Benvenuti whilst Luca Morisi (fly-half), Giiulio Toniolatti (full-back), Tobias Botes (scrum-half) and Tommaso Iannone (left wing) are all promoted to the starting line-up.
Amongst the forwards, Barbieri has kept his spot at number eight and is joined in the back row by Paul Derbyshire and Dean Budd.
Antonio Pavanello and Valerio Bernabo will start in the second row while Alberto de Marchi and Matteo Muccignat (props) slot in alongside hooker Enrico Ceccato.
Toulouse: 15 Clément Poitrenaud, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Florian Fritz, 12 Yannick Jauzion, 11 Yoann Huget, 10 Luke McAlister, 9 Luke Burgess, 8 Louis Picamoles , 7 Yannick Nyanga, 6 Grégory Lamboley, 5 Patricio Albacete, 4 Romain Millo-Chluski, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Gary Botha, 1 Vasil Kakovin.
Replacements: 16 Christopher Tolofua, 17 Gurthro Steenkamp, 18 Yohan Montes, 19 Yoann Maestri, 20 Sylvain Nicolas, 21 Jean-Marc Doussain, 22 Lionel Beauxis, 23 Gaël Fickou
Treviso: 15 Giiulio Toniolatti, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 12 Andrea Pratichetti, 11 Tommaso Iannone, 10 Luca Morisi, 9 Tobias Botes, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Dean Budd, 6 Paul Derbyshire, 5 Valerio Bernabo, 4 Antonio Pavanello, 3 Alberto de Marchi, 2 Enrico Ceccato, 1 Matteo Muccignat.
Replacements: 16 Franco Sbaraglini, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Francesco Minto, 21 Fabio Semenzato, 22 Kristopher Burton, 23 Brendan Williams.
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- Heineken hopes
- Toulouse too good for Treviso
- Leicester set up grand finale
- Penney: We had to make sure
- Munster stay in the hunt
- Schmidt not happy despite win
- Maturing Saracens satisfy boss
- Heineken Cup exit for Exeter
- Bonus keeps Leinster alive
- Fiddes' Cent
- Toulon progress pleases Jonny
- Farrell stars in Sarries win
- Harlequins earn O'Shea praise
- Biarritz ease past Zebre
- Five from five for Harlequins
- Toulon power past Blues
- Heineken Cup views
- Diamond upbeat despite loss
- Anscombe joy at qualification
- Mallinder relieved after win
- Montpellier ease past Sharks
- Ulster through to last eight