Biarritz Olympique will be looking to avenge their shock defeat to Benetton Treviso in Italy when they host the return game between the two sides on French soil on Friday.
Treviso became the second Italian side, following Aironi's victory over the Basque side in last season's Heineken Cup, to beat the Top 14 outfit in the tournament on Italian soil.
The Italian side, who also held the Ospreys to a draw at the Stadio Comunale Monigo, will be more than aware of the French side's daunting home record at the Stade Aguilera.
Biarritz, who reached the final of the Heineken Cup in 2006 and 2010, have an impressive pedigree on their own patch and have lost only four of 39 home games in the tournament.
Treviso have a record of their own they have to overcome if they are to beat a formidable French side - they have lost their last 11 games away from home in the Heineken Cup.
Biarritz Olympique: 15 Iain Balshaw, 14 Taku Ngwenya, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Damien Traille, 11 Ilikena Bolakoro, 10 Julien Peyrelongue, 9 Yann Lesgourgues, 8 Imanol Harinordoquy, 7 Wenceslas Lauret, 6 Benoit Guyot, 5 Pelu Taele, 4 Manuel Carizza, 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 2 Arnaud Heguy, 1 Yvan Watremez.
Replacements: 16 Benoit August, 17 Sylvain Marconnet, 18 Thomas Lebrequier, 19 Jérôme Thion, 20 Jean-Baptiste Roidot, 21 Florian Faure, 22 Benoît Baby, 23 Dane Haylett-Petty.
Benetton Treviso: 15 Luke McLean, 14 Ludovico Nitoglia, 13 Alberto Sgarbi, 12 Andrea Pratichetti, 11 Tommaso Benvenuti, 10 Kristopher Burton, 9 Tobias Botes, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Alessandro Zanni, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Cornelius van Zyl, 4 Antonio Pavanello, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Enrico Ceccato, 1 Michele Rizzo.
Replacements: 16 Diego Vidal, 17 Ignacio Fernandez Rouyet, 18 Pedro di Santo, 19 Benjamin Vermaak , 20 Gonzalo Padrò, 21 Marco Filippucci, 22 Willem de Waal, 23 Edoardo Gori.
Date: Friday, December 16
Venue: Parc des Sports Aguilera, Biarritz
Kick-off: 21.00 ( 20.00 GMT)
Referee: Peter Fitzgibbon
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