Champions Cup: Benetton v Northampton Saints

Dan Biggar
Wales fly-half Dan Biggar is one of seven Northampton players to retain his spot in the starting XV
2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup: Benetton v Northampton Saints
Venue: Stadio Comunale di Monigo Date: Saturday, 23 November Kick-off: 13:00 GMT
Coverage: Live score updates on the BBC Sport website

Northampton have changed more than half of their team for the trip to Benetton in the European Champions Cup.

Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd has made eight changes, with Mike Haywood the only survivor in the front five from their 25-14 victory over Lyon.

Matt Proctor replaces England's Piers Francis in midfield, but World Cup winner Cobus Reinach and Wales' Dan Biggar continue their half-back axis.

Benetton also make eight changes for their home debut in the competition.

The Italian side still boast a number of Azzurri internationals, including full-back Jayden Hayward and fly-half Tommaso Allan.

Benetton: Hayward; Tavuyara, Brex, Benvenuti, Ioane; Allan, Duvenage; Zani, Faiva, Riccioni, Herbst, Ruzza, Pettinelli, Steyn, Halafihi

Replacements: Mancini Parri, Traore, Pasquali, Cannone, Snyman, Lazzaroni, Tebaldi, Keatley

Northampton: Tuala; Sleightholme, Proctor, Hutchinson, Collins; Biggar, Reinach; Van Wyk, Haywood, Franks, Moon, Ratuniyarawa, Gibson, Ludlam, Harrison

Replacements: Van Vuuren, Waller, Hill, Bean, Eadie, Mitchell, Dingwall, Furbank