2020-21 European Rugby Challenge Cup – Bayonne vs Leicester Tigers Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Bayonne vs Leicester Tigers taking place? Saturday 19th December, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Bayonne vs Leicester Tigers taking place? Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne

Where can I get tickets for Bayonne vs Leicester Tigers? Visit official club websites for ticket information

What television channel is Bayonne vs Leicester Tigers on? BT Sport have the rights to televise European Rugby Challenge Cup matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Bayonne vs Leicester Tigers? If televised, BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Bayonne: 15 Aymeric Luc, 14 Remy Baget, 13 Peyo Muscarditz (c), 12 Malietoa Hingano, 11 Arthur Duhau, 10 Maxime Lafage, 9 Hugo Zabalza, 8 Filimo Taofifenua, 7 Baptiste Heguy, 6 Mariano Galarza, 5 Guillaume Ducat, 4 Hugh Pyle, 3 Luc Mousset, 2 Maxime Delonca, 1 Swan Cormenier

Replacements: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Mathis Perchaud, 18 Sam Nixon, 19 Andrei Gorin, 20 Arnaud Duputs, 21 Michael Ruru, 22 Yan Lestrade, 23 Gaetan Germain

Leicester Tigers: 15 Kini Murimurivalu, 14 Guy Porter, 13 Jaco Taute (c), 12 Dan Kelly, 11 Harry Simmons, 10 Zack Henry, 9 Ben White, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Ollie Chessum, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Cameron Henderson, 3 Joe Heyes, 2 Charlie Clare, 1 Nephi Leatigaga

Replacements: 16 Jake Kerr, 17 James Whitcombe, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Harry Wells, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Luke Wallace, 22 Jack van Poortvliet, 23 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla

THE PREDICTION

Bayonne will have fancied their chances at an opening round win away to Zebre last weekend but had to settle for a 25-25 draw against their plucky opposition. They now host a Leicester Tigers side who beat Brive in convincing fashion to start round 2 as one of four teams to own a perfect record. Bayonne have been involved in some exciting matches so far this season as they sit in mid-table of the French Top 14 with the second-worst points difference behind bottom-side Agen and their gung-ho approach should see this match go well over 40 points. A result looks most likely to fall the Tigers’ way but the hosts have been capable of all kinds of surprises so far and nothing is certain.

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