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Perpignan v Wasps - Pool 1


An Tarbh

Arguably one of the matches of the weekend and only being shown live in France, no offence to Northampton and Borders, but I know which 2 teams I'd watch given the choice. This is definitely going to be a tough one for the former champions but having gone there and won before most of this squad knows what it will take on Saturday afternoon but Perpignan will be lying in wait ready to pounce if Wasps aren't up for this, tough one for Wasps with 2 French away trips, they'll need to win at least one of them. Home win is a must for Perpignan as well who won't be too dissappointed to not have got the bp in Treviso, not many teams do.
Wasps make a couple of changes for their trip to the Catalan country with both changes coming in the pack, Joe Ward replaces Ibanez and Joe Worsley comes into the backrow instead of Dan Leo, who is out with a bruised hip.

The hosts only make 1 change with Nathan Hines coming into the second row for Olivier Olibeau.

Perpignan: 15 Julien Laharrague, 14 Andre Snyman, 13 David Marty, 12 Gavin Hume, 11 Samueli Dawai Naulu, 10 Steve Meyer, 9 Nicolas Durand, 8 Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, 7 Bernard Goutta ©, 6 Grégory Le Corvec, 5 Nathan Hines, 4 Colin Gaston, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 Michel Konieck, 1 Perry Freshwater.
Replacements: 16 Guilhem Guirado, 17 Sebastian Bozzi, 18 Guillaume Bortolaso, 19 Viliani Vaki, 20 Sylvain Dupuy, 21 Nicolas Laharrague, 22 Jean-Phillipe Grandclaude

London Wasps: 15 Mark Van Gisbergen, 14 Paul Sackey, 13 Josh Lewsey, 12 Fraser Waters, 11 Tom Voyce, 10 Jeremy Staunton, 9 Eoin Reddan, 8 Lawrence Dallaglio ©, 7 Tom Rees, 6 Joe Worsley, 5 Tom Palmer, 4 Simon Shaw, 3 Phil Vickery, 2 Joe Ward, 1 Tim Payne.
Replacements: 16 Jonny Barrett, 17 Peter Bracken, 18 George Skivington, 19 James Haskell, 20 Simon Amor, 21 Alex King, 22 Ayoola Erinle.

Referee: Donal Courtney (IRFU)

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