Bayonne v Viadana
October 9, 2008
Gavin Quinnell will pack down for Viadana away to Bayonne © Getty Images
Former Worcester forward Gavin Quinnell will pack down in the Viadana second-row for their trip to Bayonne in the opening round of the European Challenge Cup.
The Italian side, who also include former Bristol lock Sean Hohneck in their 22, travel to France with hopes of kicking off their European Challenge Cup campaign with a bang.
The home side include former Sale playmaker Daniel Larrechea at fly-half, while French international Pepito Elhorga starts at full-back.
Bayonne: Pepito Elhorga, Benjamin Fall, Sam Gerber, Vincent Inigo, Benjamin Lhande, Daniel Larrechea, Johnny Howard, Pierre Philippe Lafond, Arnaud Heguy, Rodney Blake, Andrew Springgay, Nicolas Laffite, Dwayne Haare, Louis Massabeau, Marc Baget
Replacements: Matias Cortese, Aretz Iguiniz, Jacques Deen, Guillaume Bernad, Jean-Jo Marmouyet, Mathieu Maillard, Craig Gower
Viadana: Steven Bortolussi, Andrea Accorsi, Garry Law, Sam Cox, Isy Coalala, Lloyd Johansson, Pablo Canavosio, Luigi Milani, Juan Battilana, Miguel Alonso, Gavin Quinnell, Quintin Geldenhuys, Joshua Sole, Aldo Birchall, Jaco Erasmus
Replacements: Roberto Santamaria, Ignacio Rouyet, Sean Hohneck, Lance Persico, Ross Curle, Samuele Pace, Kaine Robertson,
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