Challenge Cup: Scotland internationals return for Edinburgh’s clash with Brive

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The Challenge Cup returns this weekend and two matches take place on Friday as Edinburgh face Brive and Lyon host Benetton.

Edinburgh v Brive

The teams:

Edinburgh: 15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 Cammy Hutchison, 11 Freddie Owsley, 10 Blair Kinghorn, 9 Charlie Shiel, 8 Mesulame Kunavula, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Grant Gilchrist (c), 4 Glen Young, 3 Angus Williams, 2 Dave Cherry, 1 Pierre Schoeman
Replacements:
16 Stuart McInally, 17 Harrison Courtney, 18 WP Nel, 19 Marshall Sykes, 20 Ben Muncaster, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Charlie Savala, 23 Henry Immelman

Brive: 15 Thomas Laranjeira (c), 14 Valentin Tirefort, 13 Guillaume Galletier, 12 Sevanaia Galala, 11 Pierre Tournebize, 10 Tedo Abzhandadze, 9 Enzo Sanga, 8 So’otala Fa’aso’o, 7 Otari Giorgadze, 6 Steevy Cerqueira, 5 Andrés Zafra Tarazona, 4 Victor Lebas, 3 Pietro Ceccareli, 2 Vano Karkadze, 1 Hayden Thompson-Stringer
Replacements:
16 Thomas Acquier, 17 Cody Thomas, 18 Soso Bekoshvili, 19 Tevita Ratuva, 20 Esteban Abadie, 21 Paul Abadie, 22 Tanguy Lacoste, 23 Axel Muller

Date: Friday, January 21
Venue: DAM Health Stadium
Kick-off: 20:00 GMT
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England)
Assistant referees: Neil Chivers (England), Simon Harding (England)
TMO: David Rose (England)

Lyon v Benetton

The teams:

Lyon: 15 Clément Laporte, 14 Xavier Mignot, 13 Thibaut Regard, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Ethan Dumortier, 10 Leo Berdeu, 9 Jean-Marc Doussain, 8 Jordan Taufua (c), 7 Patrick Sobela, 6 Dylan Cretin, 5 Temo Mayanavanua, 4 Mickael Guillard, 3 Hamza Kaabèche, 2 Yanis Charcosset, 1 Vivien Devisme
Replacements:
16 Joe Taufete’e, 17 Jérôme Rey, 18 Francisco Gomez Kodela, 19 Ugo Vignolles, 20 Colby Fainga’a, 21 Jonathan Pélissié, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 Toby Arnold

Benetton: 15 Edoardo Padovani, 14 Tommaso Benvenuti, 13 Nacho Brex, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Leonardo Marin, 9 Callum Braley,8 Braam Steyn, 7 Manuel Zuliani, 6 Seb Negri Da Oleggio (c), 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Niccolò Cannone, 3 Tiziano Pasquali, 2 Giacomo Nicotera, 1 Cherif Traore
Replacements:
16 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 17 Federico Zani, 18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 19 Marco Lazzaroni, 20 Toa Halafihi, 21 Alessandro Garbisi, 22 Tomas Albornoz, 23 Marco Zanon

Date: Friday, January 21
Venue: Matmut Stadium de Gerland
Kick-off: 21:00 local (20:00 GMT)
Referee: Ian Tempest (England)
Assistant referees: Alex Thomas (England), Rob Warburton (England)
TMO: Anthony Woodthorpe (England)

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