Challenge Cup teams: Friday

Date published: October 11 2018

Round One of the Challenge Cup kicks off on Friday with an intriguing fixture at Stade Aime Giral between Perpignan and Sale Sharks.

Perpignan v Sale Sharks

Perpignan: 15 Julien Farnoux, 14 Jonathan Bousquet, 13 Pierre Lucas, 12 Paul Marty, 11 Eroni Sau, 10 Enzo Selponi, 9 Sadek Degmache, 8 Genesis Mamea, 7 Alan Brazo (c), 6 Pierre Reynaud, 5 Yoann Vivalda, 4 Johan Van Heerden, 3 Sylvain Charlet, 2 Manu Leiataua, 1 Yassin Boutemmani
Replacements: 16 Cyril Deligny, 17 Kevin Tougne, 18 Gert Muller, 19 Alban Roussel, 20 Edoardo Iachizzi, 21 David Mele, 22 Romuald Seguy, 23 Afusipa Taumoepeau

Sale Sharks: 15 Sam James, 14 Byron McGuigan, 13 James O’Connor, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Paolo Odogwu, 10 Kieran Wilkinson, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Ben Curry, 6 Jono Ross (c), 5 James Phillips, 4 Josh Beaumont, 3 WillGriff John, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Ross Harrison
Replacements: 16 Curtis Langdon, 17 Tom Bristow, 18 Joe Jones, 19 George Nott, 20 Tom Curry, 21 Will Cliff, 22 Connor Doherty, 23 Luke James

Date: Friday, October 12
Venue: Stade Aimé Giral
Kick-off: 20:45 local (19:45 BST, 18:45 GMT)
Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), Mark Patton (Ireland)