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Preview: Toulon v Rovigo

10th December 2009 12:55

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Felipe Contepomi starts for Toulon

Starter at ten: Felipe Contepomi

Pool Three leaders Toulon have opted to rest fly-half Jonny Wilkinson for their Amlin Challenge Cup clash with Rovigo this Friday.

The group pace-setters will be looking for a maximum-point return at Stade Félix Mayol but have decided to rest the England player, with former Leinster pivot Felipe Contepomi named at ten.

Outside the Argentine, Phillipe Saint-Andre has put together a centre combination of Tom May and Sonny Bill Williams while Matt Henjak makes a surprise return to the starting XV at scrum-half.

The teams:

Toulon: 15 Clement Marienval, 14 Gabi Lovobalavu, 13 Sonny Bill Williams, 12 Tom May, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Felipe Contepomi, 9 Matt Henjak, 8 Fotunuupule Auelua, 7 Cedric Beal, 6 Olivier Missoup, 5 Esteban Lozada, 4 Kris Chesney, 3 Tonga Leaaetoa, 2 Jawad Djoudi, 1 Saimone Taumoepeau.
Replacements: 16 Phillip Fitzgerald, 17 Benjamin Basteres, 18 Tim Ryan, 19 Ross Skeate, 20 Sébastien Fauque, 21 Luke Rooney, 22 Anthony Giacobazzi, 23 Thomas Sourice.

Rovigo: 15 Stefan Basson, 14 Pablo Calanchini, 13 Roberto Pedrazzi, 12 Andrea Pratichetti, 11 Marcello De Gasperi, 10 Riccardo Bocchino, 9 Stefano Canale, 8 Daniele Tumiati, 7 Niccolò Badocchi, 6 Marco Barion, 4 Tomasso Reato, 3 Massimiliano Ravalle, 2 Luke Mahoney, 1 Gonzalo Buquete.
Replacements: 16 Andrea de Marchi, 17 Flavio Damiano, 18 Rik Dolcetto, 19 Shalk Van der Merwe, 20 Younes Anouer, 21 Juan Cruz Legora, 22 German Bustos, 23 Andrea Bacchetti.

Date: Friday, December 11
Kick-off: 19:30 (18:30 GMT)
Venue: Stade Félix Mayol
Referee: Andrew McPherson (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Rob Dickson (Scotland), Graeme Marshall (Scotland)
Assessor: Tom Aplin (Ireland)

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