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- European Rugby Challenge Cup
- Pool 4
- 11th Jan 2014
- KO 20:00
- Ground: Stade Jean Dauger
- Att: 4,746
Amlin Challenge Cup Pool 4: Bayonne v Wasps preview
Wasps face a crunch Amlin Challenge Cup fixture against Bayonne at Stade Jean-Dauger as the two top teams in Pool 4 go head-to-head.
The Londoners make five changes to the starting XV that beat Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership at Adams Park last weekend, with four of those coming in the pack.
Charlie Davies comes into the nine shirt with Joe Simpson moving to the bench in the only change in the back-line.
Phil Swainston replaces the injured Jake Cooper-Woolley, while Kearnan Myall, James Haskell and Sam Jones are all named in the side, with Tom Palmer and Guy Thompson moving to the bench.
"Obviously this game is hugely important in terms of our European campaign," Wasps head coach Dai Young told the club's official website.
"Bayonne are a side that we have got to know very well over the past few seasons; having played them in France in the past two seasons and played them already at Adams Park in round two of this season's competition nothing should come as much of a surprise to us on Saturday night."
"That being said, Bayonne are a very good side with some very talented players in their ranks and their performances at home tend to be very strong.
"We are under no illusions about the size of the challenge and we must focus on producing a clinical performance."
Bayonne: 15 Spedding, 14 Bustos Moyano, 13 Rokocoko, 12 Ahotaeiloa, 11 Fuster, 10 Fernandez, 9 Belie; 1 Iguiniz, 2 Arganese, 3 Muller, 4 Boutaty, 5 Fa'aoso, 6 Chisholm (capt), 7 Puricelli, 8 Marmouyet.
Replacements: 16 Roumieu, 17 Manukula, 18 Tialata, 19 Senekal, 20 Duhalde, 21 Bernad, 22 O'Connor, 23 Brett.
Wasps: 15 Daly, 14 Helu, 13 Bell (capt), 12 Hayter, 11 Varndell, 10 Goode, 9 Davies; 1 Mullan, 2 Festuccia, 3 Swainston, 4 Myall, 5 Launchbury, 6 Johnson, 7 Haskell, 8 Jones.
Replacements: 16 Lindsay, 17 McIntyre, 18 Taylor, 19 Palmer, 20 Thompson, 21 Simpson, 22 Carlisle, 23 Suniula.
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|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|Thursday 16th October|
|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|19:45||Gloucester vs Brive|
|Friday 17th October|
|19:00||Bordeaux-Begles vs Edinburgh|
|Saturday 18th October|
|13:00||LOU Rugby vs London Welsh|
|14:30||Cardiff Blues vs Grenoble|
|15:00||Zebre vs Oyonnax|
|17:00||Connacht vs La Rochelle|
|19:00||Bayonne vs Exeter|
|19:45||Stade Francais vs Newport Gwent D'gons|
|Thursday 23rd October|
|19:45||London Welsh vs Bordeaux-Begles|
|Friday 24th October|
|18:30||Grenoble vs London Irish|
|18:30||La Rochelle vs Bayonne|
|19:30||Brive vs Zebre|
|19:30||Newport Gwent D'gons vs Newcastle|
|19:45||Edinburgh vs LOU Rugby|
|Saturday 25th October|
|15:00||Exeter vs Connacht|
|19:45||Oyonnax vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 6th December|
|TBC||Cardiff Blues vs London Irish|
|TBC||Edinburgh vs London Welsh|
|TBC||Bordeaux-Begles vs LOU Rugby|
|TBC||Gloucester vs Zebre|
|TBC||Brive vs Oyonnax|
|TBC||Newcastle vs Stade Francais|
|TBC||Connacht vs Bayonne|
|TBC||La Rochelle vs Exeter|
|Saturday 13th December|
|TBC||London Irish vs Cardiff Blues|
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