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Italy Under-20s international Michele Campagnaro is to make his debut for Treviso's RaboDirect PRO12 clash with Connacht on Friday.

Campagnaro comes into the side to replace Tommaso Benvenuti as one of a number of changes made by Franco Smith.

Luke McLean, Giulio Toniolatti and Edoardo Gori also come into the back division, while in the pack there are starts for Robert Barbieri, Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet and Michele Rizzo.

Connacht head coach Eric Elwood has tweaked his line-up for the trip to Italy

Elwood has made four changes of personnel, with Matt Healy, Ethienne Reynecke, Andrew Browne and Eoin McKeon coming into the starting XV.

There is an additional positional change, with top try-scorer Danie Poolman moving to outside centre to cover for the injured Eoin Griffin.

Treviso: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Gideon La Grange, 11 Giulio Toniolatti, 10 Alberto Di Bernardo, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Alessandro Zanni, 6 Simone Favaro, 5 Valerio Bernabo, 4 Francesco Minto, 3 Ignacio Fernandez-Rouyet, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (capt), 1 Michele Rizzo.
Replacements: 16 Giovanni Maistri, 17 Alberto De Marchi, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 Antonio Pavanello, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21 Marco Filippucci, 22 Tobias Botes, 23 Luca Morisi.

Connacht: 15 Gavin Duffy (capt), 14 Matt Healy, 13 Danie Poolman, 12 Brian Murphy, 11 Fetu'u Vainikolo, 10 Dan Parks, 9 Kieran Marmion, 8 George Naoupu, 7 Eoin McKeon, 6 Andrew Browne, 5 Mike McCarthy, 4 Michael Swift, 3 Ronan Loughney, 2 Ethienne Reynecke, 1 Brett Wilkinson.
Replacements: 16 Adrian Flavin, 17 Rodney Ah You, 18 JP Cooney, 19 Mick Kearney, 20 John Muldoon, 21 Paul O'Donohoe, 22 Miah Nikora, 23 Tiernan O'Halloran.

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