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- European Rugby Challenge Cup
- Pool 5
- 12th Jan 2013
- KO 14:00
- Ground: Kassam Stadium
- Att: 1,580
Amlin Challenge Cup match preview: London Welsh v I Cavalieri Prato
London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones makes 11 changes to his side for the visit of I Cavalieri Prato, as the Exiles bid to end a run of four games without a victory.
Tom Arscott, Seb Jewell, Nick Scott and Ed Jackson are the only survivors from the starting line-up which lost 31-26 to Harlequins last weekend.
Ed Williamson returns to action for the first time since sustaining a knee injury against the Italians in October and will start on the bench.
In the reverse fixture last year, London Welsh edged a thriller 32-31 to secure their first ever European victory.
Jones told the club's website: "It was a great game over there and we received a warm welcome in Prato, which we want to reciprocate on Saturday.
"Typical of where we are at this stage of European competition we have a few injuries, but we're fielding a side that can do a job.
"For us to do well in our remaining nine Aviva Premiership fixtures we need to have a full and fit squad to be competitive. I keep on telling players to please put your hand up, learn, put in a strong performance and you'll get your chance."
London Welsh: 15 Tom Arscott, 14 Phil MacKenzie, 13 Seb Jewell (c), 12 James Lewis, 11 Nick Scott, 10 Alex Davies, 9 Tyson Keats; 1 Tom Bristow, 2 Dan George, 3 Greg Bateman, 4 Adam Brown, 5 Matt Corker, 6 Lee Beach, 7 Mike Denbee, 8 Ed Jackson.
Replacements: 16 Gareth Evans, 17 Billy Moss, 18 James Tideswell, 19 Jonathan Mills, 20 Ed Williamson, 21 Nick Runciman, 22 Ryan Davis, 23 Simon Whatling.
I Cavalieri Prato: 15 Michele Sepe, 14 Niccolò Tempestini, 13 Denis Majstorovic, 12 Ross McCann, 11 Billy Ngwaini, 10 Simone ragusi, 9 Marco Frati; 1 Alessandro Borsi, 2 Andrea Lupetti, 3 Guillermo Roan, 4 Alessandro Boscolo, 5 Rome Nifo Tautua, 6 Alfonso Damiani, 7 Diego Delnevo, 8 Alberto Saccardo.
Replacements: 16 Niccolò Cannone, 17 Lorenzo Giovanchelli, 18 Giuseppe Boggiani, 19 Marco Pelizzari, 20 Pino Patelli, 21 Ivan Crestini, 22 Alessandro Lunardi, 23 Andrea Pozzi.
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European Rugby Challenge Cup Table
|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|Sunday 25th January|
|European Rugby Challenge Cup|
|London Welsh 12 - 17 Lyon Olympique|
|Saturday 24th January|
|Exeter 45 - 3 Bayonne|
|La Rochelle 20 - 30 Connacht|
|Newport Gwent D'gons 30 - 19 Stade Francais|
|Bucuresti 10 - 52 Newcastle|
|Grenoble 3 - 28 Cardiff Blues|
|Rovigo 6 - 34 London Irish|
|Friday 23rd January|
|Edinburgh 38 - 20 Bordeaux-Begles|
|Thursday 22nd January|
|Brive 20 - 31 Gloucester|
|Oyonnax 20 - 3 Zebre|
|Sunday 18th January|
|Connacht 24 - 33 Exeter|
|Saturday 17th January|
|Lyon Olympique 21 - 19 Edinburgh|
|Bayonne 14 - 0 La Rochelle|
|Newcastle 29 - 40 Newport Gwent D'gons|
|London Irish 43 - 41 Grenoble|
|Zebre 23 - 13 Brive|
|Gloucester 33 - 3 Oyonnax|
|Stade Francais 47 - 12 Bucuresti|
|Friday 16th January|
|Bordeaux-Begles 26 - 3 London Welsh|
|Cardiff Blues 104 - 12 Rovigo|
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