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  • Clerc, Botha, Albacete, Fritz, Huget,
    Conversions: McAllister (5),
35 - 14

Benetton Treviso

  • Benvenuti,
    Penalty goals: Botes (3),
  • European Rugby Champions Cup
  • Pool 2
  • 13th Jan 2013
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: Stade Ernest Wallon
  • Att: 12,000

Toulouse v Treviso - Heineken Cup match preview

Last updated: 11th January 2013  

Andrea Pratichetti Italy 2012

Andrea Pratichetti: Is moved from the left wing to inside centre for the clash

Thierry Dusautoir Toulouse 2012

Thierry Dusautoir: Has been rested for Toulouse's clash with Treviso

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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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