European Challenge Cup: Lyon vs Worcester Warriors (Fri).

Stade de Gerland, Lyon
Lyon is currently ranked seventh in France's Top 14 with 11 wins from their 22 league games this year
Venue: Stade de Gerland Date:Friday, April 15 Kick-off: 20:00 BST
Coverage:Live scores on the BBC Sport website, and app

Worcester takes on Lyon, the French Top 14 side, at the Stade de Gerland. This match will be for the European Challenge Cup final eight for the third time in three.

Warriors make three adjustments, with Justin Clegg at lock and wing Tom Howe at wing, Duhan van Merwe recalled in his place, and Harri Donel at full-back.

Doel will replace Noah Heward for his first start in three years.

Heward did a ‘bang on the head' during the heavy home league defeat by Newcastle FalconsIt was a fortnight back.

Rory Sutherland, Lions loose-head prop for Scotland, will make his first European appearance for Warriors. Sam Lewis, flanker after two months of rehabilitation from a leg injury sustained in a fall, is also back on the bench.

Warriors are now without Ollie Law, the England centre and Scotland Lions player Ollie Van der Merwe. Jamie Shillcock's ‘grumbling' ankle is a problem that boss Steve Diamond describes as “chronic at this moment”, but also believes it does not need surgery.

Warriors, currently second bottom in Premiership, will face Lyon who, having won 11 out of 22 league games this year, is seventh in French Top 14.

Lyon boast an almost international backline that includes former Wasps and All Blacks fly half Lima Sopoaga, Fiji winger Josua Tisova, three-times cap France centre Pierre-Louis Barassi and Charlie Ngatai, All Blacks centre Charlie Ngatai, and eight-times cap scrum-half Baptiste Couilloud.

Lyon: Laporte; Tuisova, Barassi, Ngatai, Dumortier; Sopoaga, Couilloud; Rey, Marchand, Bamba, Lambey, Taofifenua, Cretin, Fainga'a, Taufua (capt).

Replacements: Charcosset, Devisme, Kodela, Mayanavanua, Sobela Pélissié, Veredamu, Berdeu.

Worcester: Doel, Howe, O Morris Beck, Hearle, Smith, Simpson, Judge, Clegg; G Kitchener; Batley, Hill (capt), Vailanu

Replacements: Miller, Waller, McCallum, Lewis, Forsythe, Chudley, Searle, Atkinson.

Referee: Gianluca Gnecchi (Italy)

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