Bourgoin have named a reasonably strong side as they aim to avenge last week's defeat to Parma in Italy, including Benjamin Boyet.
Bourgoin have named a reasonably strong side as they aim to avenge last week's defeat to Parma in Italy, including French international pivot Benjamin Boyet.
On the bench is a familiar old head in the form of former international prop Olivier Milloud.
Parma have an exciting-looking back-line, including former Saracen Edd Thrower and former US Eagle Paul Emerick as well as Italian internationals Roberto Quarteroli, Riccardo Pavan and Pino Patelli, while up front is repatriated Fijian Manoa Vosawai.
Bourgoin: 15 Mael Moinot, 14 Rudi Coetzee, 13 Matias Viazzo, 12 Albert VuliVuli, 11 Jean-Francois Coux, 10 Benjamin Boyet, 9 Anthony Forest, 8 Yann Labrit, 7 Bogdan Leonte, 6 Wessel Jooste, 5 Coenraad Basson, 4 Albin Louchard, 3 Sylvain Charlet, 2 Tone Alefa Kopelani, 1 Erwan Iapteff.
Replacements:16 Jean-Philippe Genevois, 17 Olivier Milloud, 18 Vincent Pelo, 19 JÃ©rÃ©my Guillot, 20 John Senio, 21 Willem van Zyl, 22 Sebastien Laloo, 23 Camille Levast.
Parma:15 Edd Thrower, 14 Roberto Quartaroli, 13 Paul Emerick, 12 Riccardo Pavan, 11 Ignacio Martin, 10 Francesco Mazzariol, 9 Pino Patelli, 8 Manoa Vosawai, 7 Antonio Mannato, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Tomas Valleyos Cinalli, 4 Mantvydas Tveraga, 3 Lorenzo Romano, 2 Alvaro Tejeda, 1 German Fontana.
Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Daniele Pompa, 18 Marco Coletti, 19 Roberto Mandelli, 20 Simone Favaro, 21 Riccardo Robuschi, 22 Francesco Fiorani, 23 AN Other
Date: Thursday, December 17
Kick-off: 19.30 (18.30 GMT)
Venue: Stade Pierre-Rajon
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
Assistant referees: Rob Debney (England), Robin Goodliffe (England)
Television match official: Kenneth Lynch (England)