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Perpignan v London Irish


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Perpignan v London Irish

Perpignan will be looking to bounce back from the dissappointment of last week's result with a win at the Aimé Giral and it looks like they'll certainly be up for the challenge following their disgust at the officiating in the previous game, yet again Changeleng making the headlines for all the wrong reasons and the good people at the ERC still deem him fit to ref the Ulster Ospreys match.

Defeat won't be the end of the world for Irish as long as they can take something out of the game and deny their hosts the full haul, not an easy task mind.

Percy Montgomery will make his debut for the Catalans following his signing after the world cup. For Irish Clarke Dermody and Phil Murphy come back into the side.

So can Irish keep their run going or will Perpignan stop them in their tracks???

Perpignan: 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Christophe Manas, 13 Federico Martin Aramburu, 12 Jean-Philippe Grandclaude, 11 Adrien Plante, 10 Cédric Rosalen, 9 Chris Cusiter, 8 Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, 7 Damien Chouly, 6 Gerrie Britz, 5 Nathan Hines, 4 Olivier Olibeau, 3 Kisi Pulu, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Perry Freshwater ©.
Replacements: 16 Mickael Ladhuie, 17 Nicolas Mas, 18 Guillaume Vilaceca, 19 Charles Geli, 20 Nicolas Durand, 21 Steve Meyer, 22 Jérôme Porical.

London Irish: 15 Peter Hewat, 14 Tomas De Vedia, 13 Delon Armitage, 12 Seilala Mapusua, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Mike Catt, 9 Peter Richards, 8 Phil Murphy, 7 Declan Danaher, 6 Kieran Roche, 5 Bob Casey ©, 4 Nick Kennedy, 3 Richard Skuse, 2 David Paice, 1 Clarke Dermody.
Replacements: 16 Dan Murphy, 17 Stuart Mackie, 18 Tonga Lea'aetoa, 19 Richard Thorpe, 20 Steffon Armitage, 21 Paul Hodgson, 22 Shane Geraghty or Gonzalo Tiesi.
Stupid Perry Freshwater breaking Kieran Roche's cheekbone... the ref looked away just as he did it!

touch judges were awful too

but at least both teams played well even though it was snowing!

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