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Challenge Cup teams: Thursday

12th December 2012 13:49

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James Haskell Wasps

Captain: James Haskell

London Wasps will be skippered by James Haskell for the return Amlin Challenge Cup fixture against Bayonne at Adams Park on Thursday.

Stephen Jones returns to the line-up after more than two months on the sidelines, while Tim Payne starts in the front-row after a month out.

Tom Palmer starts in the second-row having been ruled out of the trip to Bayonne with a calf injury and Billy Vunipola is also named in the starting 15 after not travelling to France last weekend.

Elliot Daly starts at full-back in the place of captain Hugo Southwell, who isn't included in the squad after suffering a hamstring strain over in France.

Christian Wade and Tom Varndell retain their places on the wings, as do Chris Bell and Andrea Masi, who once again pair up in the centres.

Joe Simpson is at scrum half with Jones at 10.

In the pack, Payne gets his start and joins Tom Lindsay and Zak Taulafo to make up the front three with Phil Swainston ruled out through injury this weekend.

Palmer returns to partner James Cannon at lock, while the back row consists of Sam Jones, Billy Vunipola and Haskell, who skippers the side.

Wasps: 15 Elliott Daly, 14 Christian Wade, 13 Andrea Masi, 12 Chris Bell, 11 Tom Varndell, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Joe Simpson, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 James Haskell, 6 Sam Jones, 5 Tom Palmer, 4 James Cannon, 3 Zak Taulafo, 2 Tom Lindsay, 1 Tim Payne.
Replacements: 16 T Rhys Thomas, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 William Taylor, 19 Joe Launchbury, 20 Jonathan Poff, 21 Charlie Davies, 22 Nicky Robinson, 23 Thomas Bell.

Bayonne: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Marvin O'Connor, 13 Joe Rokocoko, 12 Manu Ahotaeiloa, 11 Cedric Heymans, 10 Jacques Louis Potgieter, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Dwayne Haare, 7 Julien Puricelli, 6 Guillaume Bernad, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Dewald Senekal, 3 Renaud Boyoud, 2 Gregory Arganese, 1 Aretz Iguiniz.
Replacements: 16 Vitolio Manukula, 17 Pierre Philippe Lafond, 18 Nemiah Tialata, 19 Abdellatif Boutaty, 20 Jean-Jo Marmouyet, 21 Cedric Garcia, 22 Thibault Lacroix, 23 Lionel Mazars.

Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Adams Park
Referee: Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)
Assistant referees: Peter Allan (Scotland), Andy Macpherson (Scotland)
Television match official: Iain Heard (Scotland)


Stade Français v I Cavalieri Prato

Stade Français: 15 Jérome Porical, 14 Julien Arias, 13 Francis Fainifo, 12 Jérémy Sinzelle, 11 Paul Sackey, 10 Paul Warwick, 9 Nicolas Bezy, 8 Pierre Rabadan, 7 Arthur Chollon, 6 Lei Tomiki, 5 Juan Cruz Guillemain, 4 Nicolas Garrault, 3 Stan Wright, 2 Michael Van Vuuren, 1 Zurabi Zhvania.
Replacements: 16 Remi Bonfils, 17 Jérémy Becasseau, 18 Nahuel Tetaz, 19 Anton van Zyl, 20 Sergio Parisse, 21 Lucas Rubio, 22 Julien Dupuy, 23 Jules Plisson.

I Cavalieri Prato: 15 Niccolò Tempestini, 14 Alessandro Lunardi, 13 Denis Majstorovic, 12 Ross McCann, 11 Billy Ngwaini, 10 Simone Ragusi, 9 Pino Patelli, 8 Alberto Saccardo, 7 Luca Petillo, 6 Alfonso Damiani, 5 Alessandro Boscolo, 4 Giuseppe Boggiani, 3 Andrea Pozzi, 2 Renzo Balboni, 1 Nicolas De Gregori.
Replacements: 16 Niccolò Cannone, 17 Andrea Lupetti, 18 Rome Nifo Tautua, 19 Edoardo Ruffolo, 20 Leonardo Della Ratta, 21 Michele Sepe, 22 Fabio Nannini, 23 Alessandro Borsi,

Kick-off: 20:45 (19:45 GMT)
Venue: Stade Charlety
Referee: Neil Hennessy (Wales)
Assistant referees: Martyn Lewis (Wales), Barrie Gregory (Wales), Gareth Simmonds (Wales)

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