The Edinburgh starts XV : 15. Immelman; 14. Graham, 13. Currie, 12. Hutchison, 11. Moyano; 10. van der Walt, 9. Pyrgos; 7.Boyle, 8.Bradbury, 6.Young; 5. Sykes, 4. Gilchrist (cpl.); 3. de Bruin, McInally, 1. Schoeman.
deputies : 16. McBurney, 17. Venter, 18. Nel, 19. Hodgson, 20. Phillips, 21. Shiel, 22. Savala, 23. Dean.
The Scots announced the color. They want to win this season to maintain their invincibility at home and hope to win in the round of 16 but also in a possible quarter-final. The only concern for the Edinburgh side is what physical condition the players will be in upon their return from South Africa.
The starting XV of Pau : 15. P. Auradou; 14. Tuimaba, 13. Barrett, 12. Vatubua (cap), 11. Pinto; 10. Debaes, 9. Levron; 7. Hamonou, 8. Joseph, 6. Hewat; 5. Cummins, 4. H. Auradou; 3. Yameogo, 2. Calles, 1. Bordenave.
deputies : 16. Rey, 17. Corato, 18. Vea, 19. Metz, 20. Habel-Kuffner, 21. Le Bail, 22. Henry, 23. Carol.
Hospital: Cummins is back as starter while Nathan Decron (back), Julien Delannoy (ischio), Guillaume Ducat (knee), Alexandre Dumoulin (calf), Quentin Lespiaucq-Brettes (ankle), Jacks Maddocks (thigh), Eliott Roudil (calf ), Rémi Sénéca (ichio) and Vaea Vaea (calf) are in the infirmary. Daniel Ramsay and Luke Whitelock (concussion) are in cover. Matthias Colombet and Maks Van Dyk (concussion) have to wait. Internationals Gorgadze, Hastoy and Zanon are on holiday. Parrou and Mondinat are retained with France under 20 development.
The starting XV of Brive : 15. Muller; 14. Tournebize, 13. Tuicuvu, 12. Lee, 11. Tirefort; 10. Abzhandadze, 9. Sanga; 7. Ford, 8. Lam, 6. Voisin (cap.); 5. Cerqueira, 4. Lebas; 3. Bekoshvili, 2. Narisia, 1. Thompson-Stringer.
deputies: 16. Dufour, 17. Thomas, 18. Tapueluelu, 19. Brugge, 20. Bedou, 21. Bost, 22. Lacoste, 23. Danovaro.
Infirmary: The Brivistes returned from Clermont with several players in infirmary. Galletier is better after his concussion, Laranjeira and Douglas were hit in the shoulder, Jurand in the ribs. Giorgadze was also eliminated late in the game. Paulos has had finger surgery. Lees, who had surgery on an ankle, ended his season. As for the good news, Kamikamica (knee), Matu’u (calf), and Paul Abadie (ankle) may return soon.
The starting XV of Saracens : 15.Good; 14. Segun, 13. Daly, 12. Taylor, 11. Lewington; 10. Farrell (cap.), 9. van Zyl; 7. Wray, 8. B. Vunipola, 6. Christie; 5.McFarland, 4.Isiekwe; 3. Clarey, 2. Woolstencroft, 1. Mawi.
deputies: 16. George, 17. Barrington, 18. Wainwright, 19. Hunter-Hill, 20. Earl, 21. de Haas, 22. Morris, 23. Harris.
The English arrive almost complete to try to validate their qualification at the round of 16. Owen Farrell, who had an ankle surgery in January, is training normally and could be present. Second in the Premiership, Maro Itoje’s teammates continue on four consecutive wins in the competition. Last weekend they defeated Sale with quite a few internationals (George, Isiekwe, Itoje, B. Vunipola, Goode, Malins, or even Daly).
Treviso – Perpignan
Treviso : The Benetton should be led by his internationals, Michele Lamaro, Italy captain, Monty Ioane, Sebastian Negri and other Ignacio Brex. The Perpignanais also find their former scrum half Dewald Duvenage, who toured Catalonia between 2013 and 2016. For the Trévisans, stuck in the second part of the championship standings, the Challenge Cup is a precious opportunity to play in the final stages. As the winner of the Rainbow Cup last year, the Italian team wants to show that it can exist on the European stage and therefore present the most competitive team.
Perpignan’s probable starting XV : 15. Dubois; 14. Duguivalu, 13. Sawailau, 12. Tilsley, 11. Pujol; 10. Fernandez, 9. Rodor; 7. Brazo, 8. Ugena, 6. Bachelor (cap.); 5. Cavubati, 4. Eru; 3. Joly, 2. Montgaillard, 1. Chiocci.
deputies: 16. Velarte, 17. Mavinga, 18. Fakatika, 19. Mahu, 20. Bertheau, 21. Landajo, 22. Plana, 23. Darrelatour.
Hospital: In addition to the long-term injuries (prop Giorgi Tetrashvili, hooker Mike Tadjer and three-quarters center Brayden Williame), Usap traveled to Italy without much of his executives, to rest before the next big games in the league.
Biarritz .’s likely starting XV : 15.Lucu; 14. Martin, 13. Kuridrani or Plessis-Couillaud, 12. Saili, 11. Barry or Stark; 10. Bosch, 9. Aurrekoetxea; 7. Hirigoyen, 8. Dixon, 6. O’Callaghan; 5.Olmstead, 4.Dyer; 3. El Fakir, 2. Soury of Da Ros, 1. Erdocio.
deputies: 16. Da Ros of Soury, 17. Cronin, 18. Akhobdaze, 19. Erbani, 20. Armitage, 21. Couilloud, 22. Brosset, 23. Plessis-Couillaud or Kuridrani.
Infirmary: Cramond (concussion), Ruffenach (anterior cruciate ligament) and Watremez (shoulder) are the long-term injured. Millar (hernia) is expected at the end of April. Perraux (third concussion) will be off the field for three months. Lonca (concussion) and Artru (fibula fracture) ended their season. Darbo (pubalgia), Jonas (ankle), Herron (crutch), Jalagonia (adductors), Vergnaud (toe), Renaud (knee), Samaran (shoulder), and Nutsubidze (cervical hernia) are in the infirmary. Spawned against Pau, Peyresblanques is absent. Cubelli (calf tear) has concluded his season. Azarashvili, Tyrell, Aliouat and Gimeno resume training.
Toulon’s likely starting XV : 15. Rooms; 14. Cordin, 13. Laborde, 12. Smaili, 11. Wainiqolo; 10. Belleau (cap.), 9. Danglot; 7. Corvec, 8. Coulon, 6. Nakarawa; 5. Warion, 4. Roux; 3. Setiano, 2. Sosene-Feagai, 1. Freesia
deputies: 16. Boulassel, 17. Fifita, 18. Yemsi, 19. Halagahu, 20. Timani, 21. Blanc, 22. Septar, 23. Moretti
Infirmary: prop Brookes (knee), hooker Étrillard (rib), flankers Ory (elbow), Lakafia (back) and centers Dachary (crossed, end of season) and Hériteau (knee) in infirmary. Several players were left alone: Gros, Tolofua, Etzebeth, Isa, Parisse, Serin, Paia’aua, Villière, Luc.