European Rugby Problem Cup: Bristol Bears v La Rochelle
|European Rugby Problem Cup|
|Venue: Ashton Gate Date: Saturday, eight December Kick-off: 15:00 GMT|
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Bristol make 9 modifications to the aspect that beat Leicester within the Premiership final weekend for the go to of La Rochelle within the European Problem Cup.
The Bears relaxation the likes of Charles Piutau, Luke Morahan and John Afoa.
Full-back Mat Protheroe performs for the primary time this season, whereas Charlie Powell makes his first European begin.
Bristol are 4 factors behind pool leaders La Rochelle, having gained one and misplaced certainly one of their opening two matches within the competitors.
Bristol: Protheroe; Pincus, O’Conor, Hurrell, Powell; Sheedy (co-capt), Randall; Thomas, Thacker, Thiede, Joyce, Muldowney, Heenan (co-capt), Thomas, Lam.
Replacements: Lindsay, Woolmore, Armstrong, Hawkins, Haining, Stirzaker, Bedlow, Leiua.
La Rochelle: Rattez; Sinzelle, Doumayrou, Favre, Andreu; Lafage, Kerr-Barlow; Aouf, Orioli, Atonio, Tanguy, Jolmes, Kieft, Alldritt, Vito (capt)
Replacements: Forbes, Corbel, Puafisi, Sazy, Gourdon, Bales, Roudil, Botia.
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