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Challenge Cup line-ups: Sunday

06th December 2013 09:21

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London Irish v Sale Sharks Shane Geraghty

Skipper: Shane Geraghty

London Irish take on in-form Stade Francais while Newcastle welcome Calvisano to Kingston Park in Sunday's Challenge Cup clashes.

London Irish v Stade Francais

Fly-half Shane Geraghty skippers London Irish at the Madejski Stadium as they prepare to tackle the Parisian outfit.

Nic Rouse and Bryn Evans form a new second-row pairing, while recent Scotland debutant Kieran Low starts at blindside flanker.

The teams:

London Irish: 15 Alex Lewington, 14 Tom Fowlie, 13 Fergus Mulchrone, 12 Guy Armitage, 11 Andrew Fenby, 10 Shane Geraghty (c), 9 Darren Allinson, 8 Chris Hala'ufia, 7 Jebb Sinclair, 6 Kieran Low, 5 Bryn Evans, 4 Nick Rouse, 3 Leo Halavatau, 2 Jimmy Stevens, 1 John Yapp.
Replacements: 16 Michael Mayhew, 17 Matt Parr, 18 Jamie Hagan, 19 Johnny Harris, 20 Blair Cowan, 21 Eamonn Sheridan, 22 Myles Dorrian, 23 Tomas O'Leary.

Stade Français: 15 Jerome Porical, 14 Julien Arias, 13 Herman Meyer Bosman, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Djibril Camara, 10 Jules Plisson, 9 Richard Kingi, 8 David Lyons, 7 Pierre Rabadan (c), 6 Scott Lavalla, 5 Anton van Zyl, 4 Gerhard Mostert, 3 Davit Kubriashvili, 2 Remi Bonfils, 1 Zak Taulafo.
Replacements: 16 Laurent Sempéré, 17 Zurabi Zhvania, 18 David Attoub, 19 Pascal Papé, 20 Olivier Missoup, 21 Julien Dupuy, 22 Peter Lydon, 23 Hugo Bonneval.

Date: Sunday 8th December
Venue: Madejski Stadium
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Referee: Neil Paterson (Scotland)


Newcastle Falcons v Calvisano

Newcastle Falcons have named a youthful line-up for the visit of Italian side Calvisano to Kingston Park on Sunday.

There are 12 new faces in the starting XV, with the pack featuring the likes of home-grown talents Grant Shiells, Scott Wilson and Sean Tomes.

Zach Kibirige is given a chance to shine on the right wing, outside a new midfield pairing of James Fitzpatrick and skipper Alex Crockett.

The teams:

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Noah Cato, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Alex Crockett (c), 12 James Fitzpatrick, 11 Ryan Shortland, 10 Rory Clegg, 9 Warren Fury, 8 Chris York, 7 Andy Saull, 6 Harrison Collins, 5 Fraser McKenzie, 4 Sean Tomes, 3 Scott Wilson, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Grant Shiells.
Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Gary Strain, 18 Rob Vickers, 19 Will Welch, 20 Richard Mayhew, 21 Chris Pilgrim, 22 Joel Hodgson, 23 Alex Tait.

Calvisano: 15 Ben De Jager, 14 Pablo Canavosio, 13 Andy Vilk, 12 Tommy Castello, 11 Michele Visentin, 10 Kelly Haimona, 9 Simon Picone, 8 Braam Steyn, 7 Maxime Mbanda, 6 Nicola Belardo, 5 Agustin Cavalieri, 4 Michele Andreotti, 3 Lorenzo Romano, 2 Luigi Ferraro, 1 Andrea Lovotti.
Replacements: 16 Andrea Gavazzi, 17 Luca Scarsini, 18 Salvatore Costanzo, 19 Paino Hehea, 20 Stefano Scanferla, 21 Paul Griffen, 22 Alberto Chiesa, 23 Alberto Bergamo.

Date: Sunday 8th December
Venue: Kingston Park
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Referee: Cedric Marchat (France)

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