Wasps wing Michele Campagnaro will make his debut for the English club at Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday, just seven days before the Midlands outfit host Pool 1 leaders Toulouse in the Heineken Champions Cup.
The 25-year-old Italy international joined the Coventry-based team from Exeter Chiefs earlier this month, having not featured in the Champions Cup since January 2017.
Campagnaro – who has made 20 European Cup appearances – starts on Saturday alongside a back three of fellow wing Ross Neal and South African full-back Willie Le Roux, who returns from international duty.
Heineken Champions Cup Pool 5 leaders Newcastle Falcons welcome back flanker Mark Wilson to their starting XV for their Premiership fixture at Northampton Saints on Saturday, after he starred in England’s autumn internationals.
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He returns alongside wing Vereniki Goneva – who played in Fiji’s 21-14 win over France last weekend – and lock Sean Robinson, who makes his first appearance of the season, after injury kept him out of the opening two Heineken Champions Cup weekends.
Falcons take on Edinburgh Rugby in back-to-back matches next month, having already beaten three-time winners RC Toulon and Montpellier in dramatic fashion.
Elsewhere, Gloucester Rugby centre Owen Williams makes his first start of the season at home to Worcester Warriors, while Leicester Tigers prop Ellis Genge returns to action at Bristol Bears after recovering from a knee injury.
Gloucester, who visit Exeter on December 8, lie third in Pool 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup, whereas Leicester Tigers, who travel to Racing 92 on December 9, are second in Pool 4.