The probable compositions of the French clubs for the last day of the Challenge Cup

The XV starting from Edinburgh : 15. Immelman ; 14. Graham, 13. Currie, 12. Hutchison, 11. Moyano; 10. van der Walt, 9. Pyrgos; 7. Boyle, 8. Bradbury, 6. Young; 5. Sykes, 4. Gilchrist (ch.); 3. de Bruin, McInally, 1. Schoeman.

substitutes : 16. McBurney, 17. Venter, 18. Nel, 19. Hodgson, 20. Phillips, 21. Shiel, 22. Savala, 23. Dean.

The Scots announced the color. They want to win to preserve their invincibility at home this season and so they hope to receive in the round of 16 but also in a possible quarter-final. The only concern for the Edinburgh team is how fit the players will be after returning from South Africa.

The XV holder of Pau : 15. P. Auradou; 14. Tuimaba, 13. Barrett, 12. Vatubua (top), 11. Pinto; 10. Debaes, 9. Levron; 7. Hamonou, 8. Joseph, 6. Hewat; 5. Cummins, 4. H. Auradou; 3. Yaméogo, 2. Streets, 1. Bordenave.

substitutes : 16. Rey, 17. Corato, 18. Véa, 19. Metz, 20. Habel-Kuffner, 21. Le Bail, 22. Henry, 23. Carol.

Nursing: Cummins returns as starter while Nathan Decron (back), Julien Delannoy (ischium), Guillaume Ducat (knee), Alexandre Dumoulin (calf), Quentin Lespiaucq-Brettes (ankle), Jacks Maddocks (thigh), Eliott Roudil (calf ), Rémi Sénéca (ichio) and Vaea Vaea (calf) are in the infirmary. Daniel Ramsay and Luke Whitelock (concussions) are on coverage. Matthias Colombet and Maks Van Dyk (concussions) will have to wait. The internationals Gorgadze, Hastoy and Zanon are on vacation. Parrou and Mondinat remain with the development of France Sub 20.

Brive – Saracens

Brive’s starting XV : 15. Müller; 14. Tournebize, 13. Tuicuvu, 12. Lee, 11. Tirefort; 10. Abzhandadze, 9. Sangha; 7. Ge, 8. Lam, 6. Voisin (chap.); 5. Cerqueira, 4. Lebas; 3. Bekoshvili, 2. Narisia, 1. Thompson-Stringer.

substitutes: 16. Dufour, 17. Thomas, 18. Tapueluelu, 19. Bruges, 20. Bedou, 21. Bost, 22. Lacoste, 23. Danovaro.

Infirmary – The Brivistes returned from Clermont with several players in the infirmary. Galletier is better after his concussion, Laranjeira and Douglas were hit in the shoulder, Jurand in the ribs. Giorgadze was also eliminated late in the game. Paulos had surgery on his finger. Lees, who had ankle surgery, finished his season. On the good news side, Kamikamica (knee), Matu’u (calf) and Paul Abadie (ankle) could be back soon.

The starting XV of Saracens : 15. Good ; 14. Second, 13. Daly, 12. Taylor, 11. Lewington; 10. Farrell (ch.), 9. van Zyl; 7. Wray, 8. B. Vunipola, 6. Christie; 5. McFarland, 4. Isiekwe; 3. Clarey, 2. Woolstencroft, 1. Mawi.

substitutes: 16. George, 17. Barrington, 18. Wainwright, 19. Hunter-Hill, 20. Earl, 21. de Haas, 22. Morris, 23. Harris.

The English arrive almost complete to try to validate their classification in the round of 16. Owen Farrell, who underwent ankle surgery in January, is training normally and could be present. Second in the Premiership, Maro Itoje’s teammates remain on four consecutive wins in the league. They overtook Sale last weekend with a good number of internationals (George, Isiekwe, Itoje, B. Vunipola, Goode, Malins, or even Daly).

Treviso – Perpignan

Treviso : Benetton should be led by its internationals, Michele Lamaro, captain of Italy, Monty Ioane, Sebastian Negri and another Ignacio Brex. The Perpignanais will also find their former scrum-half Dewald Duvenage, who passed through Catalonia between 2013 and 2016. For the Trevisanese, bogged down in the second part of the championship standings, the Challenge Cup is a precious opportunity to play in the final stages. . Winner of the Rainbow Cup last year, the Italian team intends to prove that it can exist on the European scene and must therefore present the most competitive team possible.

The probable initial XV of Perpignan : 15. Dubois; 14. Duguivalu, 13. Sawailau, 12. Tilsley, 11. Pujol; 10. Fernandez, 9. Rodor; 7. Arm, 8. Ugena, 6. Bachelier (ch.); 5. Cavubati, 4. Eru; 3. Joly, 2. Montgaillard, 1. Chiocci.

substitutes: 16. Velarte, 17. Mavinga, 18. Fakatika, 19. Mahu, 20. Bertheau, 21. Landajo, 22. Plana, 23. Darrelatour.

Nursing: In addition to long-term injuries (prop Giorgi Tetrashvili, hooker Mike Tadjer and three-quarter center Brayden Williame), USAP traveled to Italy without much of its executives, to rest for the next important games of the league .


Biarritz’s likely starting XV : 15. Lucu; 14. Martin, 13. Kuridrani or Plessis-Couillaud, 12. Saili, 11. Barry or Stark; 10. Bosch, 9. Aurrekoetxea; 7. Hirigoyen, 8. Dixon, 6. O’Callaghan; 5. Olmstead, 4. Dyer; 3. The Fakir, 2. Soury ou Da Ros, 1. Erdocio.

substitutes: 16. Da Ros or Soury, 17. Cronin, 18. Akhobdaze, 19. Erbani, 20. Armitage, 21. Couilloud, 22. Brosset, 23. Plessis-Couillaud or Kuridrani.

Infirmary: Cramond (concussion), Ruffenach (anterior cruciate ligament) and Watremez (shoulder) are the long-term injured. Millar (herniated disc) is expected at the end of April. Perraux (third concussion) will be out for three months. Lonca (concussion) and Artru (fibular head fracture) finished their season. Darbo (pubalgia), Jonas (ankle), Herron (crutch), Jalagonia (adductors), Vergnaud (toe), Renaud (knee), Samaran (shoulder) and Nutsubidze (cervical hernia) are in the infirmary. Blow to the calf against Pau, absence of Peyresblanques. Cubelli (broken calf) has finished his season. Azariashvili, Tyrell, Aliouat and Gimeno resumed training.

Toulon’s probable starting XV : 15. Halls; 14. Cordin, 13. Laborde, 12. Smaili, 11. Wainiqolo; 10. Belleau (ch.), 9. Danglot; 7. Le Corvec, 8. Coulon, 6. Nakarawa; 5. Warion, 4. Roux; 3. Setian, 2. Sosene-Feagai, 1. Freesia

substitutes: 16. Boulassel, 17. Fifita, 18. Yemsi, 19. Halagahu, 20. Timani, 21. Blanc, 22. Septar, 23. Moretti

Infirmary: prop Brookes (knee), hooker Étrillard (rib), flankers Ory (elbow), Lakafia (back) and centers Dachary (cross, late season) and Hériteau (knee) are in the infirmary. Several players were rested: Gros, Tolofua, Etzebeth, Isa, Parisse, Serin, Paia’aua, Villière, Luc.

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