Racing Metro will be desperate to pick up five points against Treviso in their final European Champions Cup home game of the pool campaign on Sunday.
Sitting one point behind Northampton, who travel to the Ospreys this weekend, the Parisians can move top of Pool 5 if the Saints fail to win.
If that dream scenario happens they will head to Franklin’s Gardens next week in an excellent position as this group goes down to the wire.
Team selection sees Maxime Machenaud line up alongside Benjamin Dambielle while Henry Chavancy and Casey Laulala form the midfield.
Juan Imhoff returns to the starting line-up on the right wing in place of Adrien Plant