**With the fresh Guinness PRO14 season looming large, each team is busy putting together their final preparations ahead of the hotly-anticipated first whistle this weekend.**\n\nZebre and Cardiff Blues get things underway on Friday night, the first of six scintillating fixtures throughout Round 1 that are sure to provide a feast of thrills and spills for rugby fans everywhere to enjoy. \n\nThe prospect of catching a glimpse of new signings on the pitch is among the most exciting features of any fresh campaign, and there has been plenty of movement among the 12 teams that will contest the Championship from the start. \n\nAs the new season represents a blank canvas for each club, every head coach will be hoping that the adjustments to their playing squads can make a telling difference in their pursuit of Guinness PRO14 glory. \n\nWhile the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has delayed South African involvement in the Championship until 2021, many player transfers took place during the five-month icing of action and several fresh faces have already featured for their new clubs during the 2019/20 restart. \n\nAs kick-off in Parma gets ever nearer, we’ve looked at the comings and goings at the sides that make up Conferences A and B as it stands. \n\n# **BENETTON** \n\nKieran Crowley has overseen a decent shake-up to his squad in Treviso, with eight incomings added to his ranks ahead of 2020/21. \n\nThe New Zealander will be hoping additions such as Italy internationals Callum Braley, Niccolò Cannone and Edoardo Padovani will help his side emulate their Final Series exploits of 2018/19.