Mont de Marsan v Bayonne
October 17, 2008
France international Pepito Elhorga starts at full-back for Bayonne © Getty Images
Both Bayonne and Mont de Marsan will be looking to get their European Challenge Cup efforts back on track with a much needed victory when they meet on Friday night.
Mont de Marsan will need to produce better form than that which saw them thumped 53-3 by Saracens in the first round, while Bayonne will be looking for a step up from their disappointing 21-10 loss to Viadana.
Mont de Marsan: Nicolas Leroux, Karim Abbad, Simon Ternisien, Murphy Taele, Baptiste Chedal-Bornu, Frederic Urruty, Francois Tandonnet (c), Nicolas Etcheverry, Romain Lauga, Sebastien Ormaechea, Luke Tait, Frédéric Rawls, Roland Bernard, Philip van Schalkwyk, Marc Giraud
Replacements: Cyriel Blanchard, Ben Coutts, Guillaume Leleu, Laurent Travini, Jerome Carre, Yann Brethous, Jean Baptiste Dubié
Bayonne: Pepito Elhorga, Jean Baptiste Peyras, Thibault Lacroix, Craig Gower, Filimone Bolavucu, Manny Edmonds, Cedric Garcia, Julian Fiorini, Arnaud Heguy, Rodney Blake, Robin Linde, Mikaera Tewhata, Guillaume Bernad, Rémy Martin (c), Dwayne Haare
Replacements: Matias Cortese, Denis Avril, Nicolas Laffite, Jacques Deen, Mickael Lopez-Herrero, Mathieu Maillard, Benjamin Fall
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