In the absence of Melvyn Jaminet retained in selection, it is the Argentinian passed by the LOU who takes over the interim. On the Lyon side, Sopoaga will start at the opening, associated with Jean-Marc Doussain, Leo Berdeu released by the Blues being on the bench. On the one hand, the maintenance operation, on the other the final phase ambition. After his precious victory in Biarritz (23-25), Perpignan wants to continue on his lawn against a LOU who beat him a fortnight ago in the Challenge Cup (6-37). But USAP’s priority is the championship, not Europe, and the team lined up on Saturday has nothing to do with the youth that Patrick Arlettaz had lined up for the occasion. read also Top 14 schedule and results Lyon, impressive at home but who have only won one away match (in Biarritz, another promoted player) hopes to show that the traveler complex is behind him, he has been warned: the executives are back in the Catalan squad. And it is Patricio Fernandez, passed by the LOU – like Chiocci who arrived from the Rhône in December but who will start on the bench – who will take over as interim at the back in the absence of Jaminet retained in Blue. The composition of Perpignan Fernandez – Tilsey, Taumoepeau, De La Fuente, Acebes (c) – (o) Tedder, (m) Deghmache – Bachelor, Mamea Lemalu, Chouly – Mahu, Faasalele – Halanukonuka, Lam, Lotrian.
Replacants: Velarte, Chiocci, Eru, Brazo, Ugena, Ecochard, Delguy, Kubriashvili. La compo de Lyon Laporte – Arnold, Tuisova, Ngatai, Niniashvili – (o) Sopoaga, (m) Doussain – Fainga’a, Taufua, Sobela – Mayanavanua, Lambey – Gomez -Kodela, Ivaldi, Devisme.
Replacements: Charcosset, S. Taofifenua, Guillard, William, Pélissié, Berdeu, Regard, Kaabeche.