Challenge Cup: Malakai Fekitoa and Mako Vunipola come in for Wasps and Saracens respectively as Lyon and Toulon await

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Both the Challenge Cup semi-finals take place on Saturday as Lyon meet Wasps before Toulon face off with Saracens in the evening.

Check on the team news and predictions for both games, here.

Lyon v Wasps

Prediction: Wasps by 5

The teams:

Lyon: 15 Toby Arnold, 14 Josua Tuisova, 13 Pierre-Louis Barassi, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Davit Niniashvili, 10 Leo Berdeu, 9 Baptiste Couilloud, 8 Patrick Sobela (c), 7 Beka Saginadze, 6 Dylan Cretin, 5 Romain Taofifenua, 4 Joel Kpoku, 3 Demba Bamba, 2 Guillaume Marchand, 1 Sébastien Taofifenua
Replacements: 16 Yanis Charcosset, 17 Jérôme Rey, 18 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 19 Temo Mayanavanua, 20 Loann Goujon, 21 Jean-Marc Doussain, 22 Felix Lambey, 23 Xavier Mignot

Wasps: 15 Jacob Umaga, 14 Francois Hougaard, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Jimmy Gopperth, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Charlie Atkinson, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Alfie Barbeary, 7 Jack Willis, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Elliott Stooke, 4 Joe Launchbury (c), 3 Bi Alo, 2 Gabriel Oghre, 1 Tom West
Replacements: 16 Dan Frost, 17 Ben Harris, 18 Elliott Millar-Mills, 19 James Gaskell, 20 Tom Willis, 21 Will Porter, 22 Sam Spink, 23 Zach Kibrige

Venue: Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Kick-off: 13:30 local (12:30 BST, 11:30 GMT)
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Sam Grove-White (Scotland), Eoghan Cross (Ireland)
TMO: Brian MacNeice (Ireland)

Toulon v Saracens

Prediction: Saracens by 3

The teams:

Toulon: 15 Aymeric Luc, 14 Jiuta Naqoli Wainiqolo, 13 Mathieu Smaili, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Gabin Villière, 10 Louis Carbonel, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Charles Ollivon (c), 6 Cornell du Preez, 5 Brian Alainu’uese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Beka Gigashvili, 2 Christopher Tolofua, 1 Jean Baptiste Gros
Replacements: 16 Anthony Etrillard, 17 Bruce Devaux, 18 Emerick Setiano, 19 Raphael Lakafia, 20 Facundo Isa, 21 Swan Rebbadj, 22 Anthony Belleau, 23 Julien Blanc

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode, 14 Max Malins, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Rotimi Según, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Aled Davies, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Ben Earl, 6 Theo McFarland, 5 Nick Isiekwe, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Kapeli Pifeleti, 17 Eroni Mawi, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Callum Hunter-Hill, 20 Andy Christie, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Duncan Taylor, 23 Alex Lozowski

Venue: Stade Félix Mayol
Kick-off: 21:00 local (20:00 BST, 19:00 GMT)
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Craig Evans (Wales), Chris Busby (Ireland)
TMO: Joy Neville (Ireland)

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