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Ospreys travel to Italy without a host of internationals for the launch of their RaboDirect PRO12 title defence against Treviso on Friday.
Missing from action for the season opener will be Ryan Jones (knee), Eli Walker (shoulder), George Stowers (back) and Justin Tipuric (hip).
Half-backs Kahn Fotuali'i and Dan Biggar have been preferred over Rhys Webb and Matthew Morgan in what will be a testing game at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo.
"Treviso is a tough place to go at any time," said forwards coach Jonathan Humphreys. "But to make the trip on the opening weekend of the season is particularly tough.
"They are a good team who as we've seen in their two seasons in the PRO12 are a match for anyone, and they've recruited well over the summer so will be confident going into the game.
"As always, our focus in training as been on what we can bring to the table, on our preparation, attention to detail, and the need to be clinical.
"Like every year there's a sense of optimism at the start of the season but it's one that I think this year is a little bit different.
"It's going to be a difficult evening. It will be warm and we'll be up against tough opponents desperate to start on a high in front of their own fans.
"It'll be a test of character for us but we are really looking forward to getting back into it."
Treviso coach Franco Smith meanwhile has taken the expected rainy conditions into account in his team selections.
Italy fly-half Kris Burton starts at full-back while Alberto Di Bernardo pulls on the number ten shirt.
Tommaso Iannone is at centre and Luke McLean is on the wing, giving the hosts more kicking options.
In the absence of regular skipper Antonio Pavanello, fellow lock Corniel Van Zyl will lead the side from the second row alongside Francesco Minto.
And new-look back row will sees Simone Favaro make his Treviso debut when he joins Alessandro Zanni and Robert Barbieri in the loose trio.
Favaro and prop Alberto De Marchi are the only new players in the starting XV.
Another new face who could make his debut though is New Zealander Dean Budd, who will start from the bench which has a six/two split in favour of the forwards.
Treviso: 15 Kristopher Burton, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Tommaso Iannone, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Luke McLean, 10 Alberto Di Bernardo, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Alessandro Zanni, 6 Simone Favaro, 5 Corniel Van Zyl (capt), 4 Francesco Minto, 3 Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet, 2 Enrico Ceccato, 1 Alberto De Marchi
Replacements: 16 Franco Sbaraglini, 17 Michele Rizzo, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Dean Budd, 20 Paul Derbyshire, 21 Marco Filippucci, 22 Fabio Semenzato, 23 Brendan Williams
Ospreys: 15 Richard Fussell, 14 Hanno Dirksen, 13 Andrew Bishop, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Tom Isaacs, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 Jonathan Thomas, 7 Sam Lewis, 6 James King, 5 Ian Evans, 4 Alun Wyn Jones (capt), 3 Aaron Jarvis, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Ryan Bevington
Replacements: 16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Duncan Jones, 18 Joe Rees, 19 Joe Bearman, 20 Morgan Allen, 21 Rhys Webb, 22 Matthew Morgan, 23 Tom Grabham
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|Friday 20th December|
|19:05||Cardiff Blues vs Ospreys|
|19:05||Ulster vs Zebre|
|19:35||Glasgow vs Benetton Treviso|
|19:35||Edinburgh vs Leinster|
|Saturday 21st December|
|17:00||Connacht vs Newport Gwent D'gons|
|19:15||Munster vs Scarlets|
|Thursday 26th December|
|14:00||Scarlets vs Ospreys|
|15:05||Edinburgh vs Glasgow|
|17:00||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Cardiff Blues|
|Friday 27th December|
|19:15||Munster vs Connacht|
|Saturday 28th December|
|15:00||Benetton Treviso vs Zebre|
|18:45||Leinster vs Ulster|
|Wednesday 1st January|
|14:05||Cardiff Blues vs Newport Gwent D'gons|
|18:05||Glasgow vs Edinburgh|
|Friday 3rd January|
|19:05||Ulster vs Munster|
|Saturday 4th January|
|15:00||Zebre vs Benetton Treviso|
|15:00||Connacht vs Leinster|
|15:00||Ospreys vs Scarlets|
|Saturday 8th February|
|15:00||Benetton Treviso vs Scarlets|
|15:00||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Edinburgh|
|15:00||Glasgow vs Connacht|
|15:00||Zebre vs Leinster|
|15:00||Ulster vs Ospreys|
|15:00||Munster vs Cardiff Blues|
|Saturday 15th February|
|15:00||Connacht vs Edinburgh|
|Saturday 30th November|
|Leinster 36 - 19 Scarlets|
|Benetton Treviso 26 - 26 Cardiff Blues|
|Zebre 11 - 19 Ulster|
|Friday 29th November|
|Edinburgh 43 - 10 Connacht|
|Newport Gwent D'gons 14 - 18 Munster|
|Ospreys 16 - 28 Glasgow|
|Sunday 24th November|
|Benetton Treviso 20 - 21 Leinster|
|Saturday 23rd November|
|Cardiff Blues 10 - 31 Munster|
|Connacht 21 - 24 Scarlets|
|Ospreys 30 - 20 Zebre|
|Friday 22nd November|
|Glasgow 8 - 23 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|Ulster 41 - 17 Edinburgh|
|Saturday 2nd November|
|Munster 12 - 6 Ospreys|
|Scarlets 17 - 9 Ulster|
|Connacht 12 - 19 Glasgow|
|Cardiff Blues 17 - 13 Benetton Treviso|
|Friday 1st November|
|Edinburgh 25 - 23 Zebre|
|Newport Gwent D'gons 19 - 23 Leinster|
|Saturday 26th October|
|Leinster 16 - 13 Connacht|
|Friday 25th October|
|Edinburgh 20 - 13 Benetton Treviso|
|Glasgow 6 - 13 Munster|
|Ulster 39 - 21 Cardiff Blues|
|Ospreys 40 - 17 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|Zebre 16 - 16 Scarlets|
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