Anthony Allen returns for Leicester Tigers
Anthony Allen returns to the Leicester Tigers line-up for the crucial Heineken Cup match against Treviso in Italy this afternoon.
The centre missed last week's 33-25 win over the Italian side after being stretchered off following a challenge made by Bath's Matt Banahan during the Aviva Premiership 17-12 victory against Bath on December 1.
Allen returns to partner Manu Tuilagi at centre in Treviso, where Tigers need to win to maintain the pressure on pool leaders Toulouse.
Dan Bowden, who started last week's match, is named among Tigers' replacements.
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There are further changes in the back-line, with director of rugby Richard Cockerill opting to play both Niall Morris and Adam Thompstone on the wings.
In the pack, England prop Dan Cole gets his first start since returning from the autumn internationals.
Fit-again Louis Deacon returns to the second-row having sat out last week's Welford Road encounter. He features alongside Geoff Parling, who will again captain the side.
Brett Deacon, who has completed his ban following the red card he received against Bath, is recalled to the back-row,
The game kicks off at 2.35pm local time, 1.35pm UK time.