Preview: Albi v Montauban

08th Oct 2009, 17:40

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Georgian beef: Montauban's Goderzi Shvelidze

Georgian beef: Montauban's Goderzi Shvelidze

Neither side has named a first-choice line-up for their Challenge Cup clash, with Top 14 survival taking priority for both teams.

Neither side has named a first-choice line-up for their Challenge Cup clash, with Top 14 survival taking priority for both teams this season.

Montauban's line-up does look stronger though, with an all-Georgian international front row taking the field.

Albi: 15 Geoffrey Palis, 14 Benjamin Lapeyre, 13 Baptiste Hecker, 12 Dom Feau'nati, 11 John Stewart, 10 Blair Stewart, 9 Anthony Poujol, 8 Vincent Clement, 7 Cyriac Ponnau, 6 Florent Fourcade, 5 Thomas Vervoort, 4 Yogane Correa, 3 Florian Prime, 2 Clément Maynadier, 1 Nicolas Frize.
Replacements: 16 Pierre Saby, 17 Christophe Lafoy, 18 Ronny Sua, 19 Daniel Farani, 20 Kevin Boulogne, 21 Saula Radidi, 22 Lucas Borges, 23 Pierre-Gilles Lakafia.

Montauban: 15 Cédric Coll, 14 Félix Le Bourhis, 13 Jean Philippe Viard, 12 Andrew Henderson, 11 Adrien Figueiredo, 10 Johan Dalla Riva, 9 Julien Larroque, 8 Julien Raynaud, 7 Cyril Montet, 6 Joël Koffi, 5 Rowan Frost, 4 Romain Sazy, 3 Beka Sheklasvili, 2 Mirko Lozupone, 1 Goderzi Shvelidze.
Replacements: 16 Brice Mach, 17 Laurent DelBoulbes, 18 Silviu Florea, 19 Abdellatif Boutaty, 20 Emmanuel Etien, 21 Samy Ben Letaief, 22 Mathieu Belie.

Date: Friday October 9
Venue: Stade Municipal
Kick-off:20.00 (19.00 BST)
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
Assistant referees: Tim Wigglesworth (England), Andy Watson (England)