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Preview: Montauban v Petrarca Padova

15th October 2009 17:03


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Montauban have named a much stronger side than the one that won at Albi last week for their Amlin Challenge Cup clash with Padova.

Internationals Julien Laharrague, Scott Murray and Bogdan Balan are included at full-back, lock and prop respectively, while former Hurricanes full-back Shannon Paku is on the bench.

Padova include promising young flanker Paul Derbyshire in their side as they seek to overcome the disappointment of last week's narrow defeat to Newcastle.

The teams:

Montauban: 15 Julien Laharrague, 14 Jean Emmanuel Cassin, 13 Jean Philippe Viard, 12 Rida Jaouher, 11 Adrien Figueiredo, 10 Johan Dalla Riva, 9 Julien Larroque, 8 Emmanuel Etien, 7 Alejandro Campos, 5 Karim Ghezal (capt), 4 Scott Murray, 3 Silviu Florea, 2 Brice Mach, 1 Bogdan Balan.
Replacements: 16 Mirko Lozupone, 17 Laurent DelBoulbes, 18 Beka Sheklasvili, 19 Rowan Frost, 20 Matthew Clarkin, 21 Andrew Henderson, 22 Julien Audy, 23 Shannon Paku,

Petrarca Padova: 15 Martin Acuna, 14 Fabio Faggiotto, 13 Alessandro Chillon, 12 Roberto Bertetti, 11 Warren Spragg, 10 Stefano Ambrosio, 9 Nicola Leonardi (capt), 1 Chris Caporello, 2 Nicola Gatto, 3 Dario Chistolini, 4 Mattia Filippini, 5 Agustin Cavalieri, 6 Paul Derbyshire, 7 Nicolas Galatro, 8 Gonzalo Padṛ.
Replacements:16 Mariano Gastaldi, 17 Giovanni Marchetto, 18 Doug Fletcher, 19 Jacopo Sarto, 20 Emmanuel Billot, 21 Nicoḷ Borgato, 22 Alberto Dal Corso, 23 Agustin Costa Repetto.

Date: Friday 16 October
Venue: Stade Sapiac
Kick-off: 20:30 (19.30 BST)
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: Rob Debney (England), Alan Biggs (England)
Assessor: David Herbert (Wales)

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