After the defeat last Sunday against the league leaders Glasgow, Benetton Treviso are again playing at the Monigo in the sixth round of the Guinness PRO12.
Friday night at 20:00, live on Nuvolari and with the Irish referee David Wilkinson, Connacht are the opponents, one of the surprises of the start of this season.
Umberto Casellato opts for some changes and forced choices, finding, however, also long absent players.
Michele Campagnaro moves again to the wing, with Luca Morisi to outside centre and Enrico Bacchin starts at inside centre.
Sam Christie takes the number 10 shirt and will be paired in the half backs with Edoardo Gori.
In the scrum, Matteo Zanusso returns from the team in place of the injured Matteo Muccignat, with Albert Anae who debuts on the bench. Corniel Van Zyl starts in the second row in place of captain Antonio Pavanello.
The most important change, however, is in the back row where, after knee surgery and a ruptured eardrum, Italian international Alessandro Zanni returns.
On the bench are Tomas Vallejos Cinalli and Simone Ragusi, fresh from their call up for the November Internationals.
Chris Smylie is counting down the days until the GUINNESS PRO12 season gets underway and the new Benetton Treviso scrum-half claims it was fellow New Zealander Jayden Hayward who helped sell the Italian club to him.